24th and 25th July, 10am - 4.30pm. Linocut (reduction) workshop at Old Bank Studios in Harwich. Includes a delicious homemade lunch, refreshments and cream teas. Call 01255 242930 to book. www.oldbankstudios.co.uk £130 *FULLY BOOKED*
Learn how to design, carve and print your own linoprint in my studio in Willisham, Suffolk; just 10 minutes drive from the A14 between Ipswich and Stowmarket, Suffolk. All you need to bring with you is an apron, a packed lunch and any drawings or photos you would like to use in your design.
Whether you're a complete beginner and haven't done any art since school, or if you already have a bit of experience with linocut and would like some support in taking the next step, I can tailor a workshop to suit your specific requirements. If you're a beginner I would usually recommend attempting a single block lino first before launching into a colour reduction. If you have some experience with single block linocut and would like to try a colour-reduction, I would recommend either a 2-day course or keeping your design to about A6-A5 size to attempt your first reduction.
If you are able to prepare some of your own drawings and photos in advance of your workshop you will avoid feeling under pressure, trying to come up with something on the day! I thoroughly recommend working from your own drawings and photos as much as possible. Aside from the the matter of artist's copyright, a downloaded image from the Internet will possibly have been created on a much larger scale than you are going to be working and by an artist with many years of experience. However, don't worry if you don't manage to prepare anything in advance as I have plenty of printmaking books, photos and templates you are welcome to use as a starting point.
Standard hours are 10.00 - 16.00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. All lino, inks and paper are included in the price as well as the use of tools and equipment. I will provide complimentary tea, coffee, cold drinks, biscuits and cake.
Prices for one day are £100 for private one-to-one tuition, £80 each for a 2-person workshop, £60 each for a 3-person workshop and £50 each for a 4-person workshop.
If you would like to host a larger group at your own venue, I can offer workshops for up to 8 people. As long as you have tables and chairs and enough space, I can bring all the equipment you will need for a workshop. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.