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Create your own exciting lino-prints whilst learning simple techniques using the natural world as inspiration
Taught by Sarah Morrish
Sat 9 May 2015
Inspiration will come from the beautiful setting of Kingcombe in Spring or you can choose from the variety of natural objects that the tutor will bring with her, or you may already have a design in mind.
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, and 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 start at 10am and 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 immerse yourself in a longer break by booking this course together with “Brush with Nature Illustrating Spring Flowers” (Tue 5 Fri 8 May) with Sarah Morrish or create your own Crafty Weekend Break with our “Willow Structures for the Garden” (Sun 9 May) workshop with Kim Creswell. Just add a B&B package.
Download the Information Sheet - or if you require further information call the Booking Office 01300 320684.
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