Linocut with Monoprinting. 2 Days.   £175.
Fri 26 & Sat 27 MAY 2023
Fri 3 & Sat 4 NOV 2023

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You will make a series of prints combining a linocut with a colourful and variable monoprint. What is a monoprint?

Monoprinting is a playful, colourful and rapid form of printmaking.  Mono does not refer to one colour but to a one-off print.  An inked plate is altered by drawing, wiping or masking-out areas with paper or other materials.  This is then printed once (or sometimes twice) and layers can be built up to create colourful textures and patterns.
The method is an opportunity to freely experiment with colour.

Day 1

We will look at examples and discuss the qualities and advantages of these 2 print methods and how they can work together.
We will then talk about how to design a linocut that would work well with a variety of different backgrounds. You can then either draw out your own design for a simple linocut or use one of a selection of different examples.
There will then be a demonstration of different monoprinting methods, including how to mix colours, roll out and apply ink in a variety of ways, how to make and use different types of stencils and how to layer prints, both opaque and transluscent, to create depth and interest, and how to use the press.
With reference to the design that you have drawn out previously, you will then make a series of varied and colourful backgrounds on which a linocut can then be printed

Day 2

You will learn how to transfer an image onto the lino and how to use the tools safely and effectively, in order to cut out your design.
After a demonstration of how to ink up a plate and print your lino plate both with and without a press, you will then print your own linocut plates.

By the end of the course you will have made a series of multi-coloured and layered prints, some combined with linocuts and some without.
The knowledge of these two methods allows a lovely combination of both detailed, considered design with a looser more spontaneous and experimental method of printing.


10.00 Arrive
11.30 Coffee
1.00   Lunch
2.30  Tea
4.00  Finishing up.

Refreshments. Lunch (homemade soup, bread, cheeses, fruit) and tea, coffee and homemade cake are all included. Please let me know if there are foods that you need to avoid.

Accommodation - please contact me for information about places to stay in the area.

Course materials. All materials are included.

What to bring. Wear old clothes. Apron

A gallery of students' work

(click on thumbnails for a larger view)