If you thought lino was just about making cards, then think again. In this two-day workshop you will delve into the experimental world of unique lino cuts - one off artworks whose techniques are energetic, spontaneous and fun.
We will be covering the basics of how to carve lino through to the complexities and wonders of hand printed effects. We will use cheese graters, hammers, scissors, sandpaper and much more to generate wonderfully expressive artworks.
Mary will work with you in small group tasks as well as developing your own language within this amazing medium. We will cover the basics of registration and the more formal approaches to linocut, but the main emphasis of the workshop is to bring out the unique expressive qualities of lino.
We will work in colour and monochrome. We are focusing on hand printing, so the techniques may all be applicable for continuing at home. We will be working with oil-based inks, so please be prepared with old clothes and reusable rubber gloves for cleaning. We will not be using any solvents.
Mary Dalton is the founder of the Washroom Pop-Up Press and the Washroom Print Shop. She is a professional artist and printmaker whose work spans across genres, pushing printmaking into the realm of sculpture, installation, textiles and performance.
Alumni of the world-renowned Royal College of Art, award-winning Mary has a wealth of teaching experience in many areas of printmaking. Her work features in many collections including the Tate Library, Imperial War Museum, V&A Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the British Library.
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Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.
What to bring with you:
All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.
There will be no solvents used for cleaning, but please do bring protective clothing and a pair of old washing up gloves or similar hand protection. Aprons are available in the studio.
Atelier Beside the Sea has a range of Drawing, Painting & Printmaking courses.
Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year. Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.
Booking terms & conditions:
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