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Create your own exciting lino-prints whilst learning simple techniques using the natural world as inspiration
Taught by Sarah Morrish
Fri 7 - Sun 9 Aug 2015
Inspiration will come from the beautiful setting of Kingcombe in summer, 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, creating multi-layered prints, 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 for one print, use of tools and ink is included within the price of the workshop. Specialised papers and additional lino/cutting medium 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'.
£295 pp includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition / activities and materials as stated above
£215 pp includes all the above except bed and breakfast.
The course will start at 6pm on Friday with dinner and an introductory talk.
Residents are welcome to arrive from 2pm.
The course will finish at approximately 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea.
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 “A Brush with Nature Illustrating the Natural World” (Wed 5 Fri 7 Aug)
Download the Information Sheet - or if you require further information call the Booking Office 01300 320684.
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