Lino Print Christmas Cards
Image copyright Sarah Morrish
What better than to design and print your own Christmas cards using this dynamic form of print-making.
Taught by Sarah Morrish
Sun 15 Nov
The plants and animals found around The Kingcombe Centre at this time of year provide wonderful inspiration for creating our own Christmas cards.
Along the way you will have the chance to learn about a variety of techniques and methods: transfer of your design onto the lino, safe carving techniques, types of tools to use, the variety of papers available and registration and printing methods, with the chance to use a hand printing press.
Creating lino-cuts and prints need not be an expensive pastime with lots of kit required, so Sarah will show you the best options for becoming a home-based printmaker.
Lino/cutting medium, use of tools and ink is included within the price of the workshop. A variety of card blanks and envelopes, as well as specialised papers will be provided at an additional cost.
Sarah’s fascination and passion of illustrating the natural world stems from childhood and combined with her previous work in the field of conservation, her artwork depicts natural forms in a variety of media. Watercolour is the predominant medium she uses, but her detailed work is also portrayed using other media, such as acrylics, graphite pencil and lino-cuts. She holds the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Certificate in Botanical Illustration and has been a full exhibiting member of the Society of Floral Painters since 2000. Sarah received a Certificate of Botanical Merit (CBM) from the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition in 2014 for her painting of Echinacea purpurea, which was judged by Dr Brent Elliott, Historian of the RHS who compared her painting to those of Arthur Harry Church. In 2015 two of her feather illustrations are being published in a book by Katherine Tyrrell titled 'Sketching 365'.
£80 pp includes all tuition, materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea. The course will finish at 4.00pm
What to bring:
Apron, any paper you wish to use for printing, any items or designs you have for inspiration. We will provide group materials but you can bring the following optional materials if you have them: Lino and lino tools plus Toothbrush (not too firm bristles), Cartridge paper, Tracing paper or white Tracedown paper. Graphite pencils B and/or HB, Stanley knife, Fine grade sandpaper, Wooden spoon - (needs to be grease-free, with a flat surface to the back)
Why not make your own Crafty Christmas weekend break by booking this course with our Festive Willow (Fri 13 Nov) and Festive Flowers and Wreath Decorations (Sat 14 Nov) and adding a B&B package.
Download the Information Sheet - or if you require further information call the Booking Office 01300 320684.
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