Eric is a professional printmaker and in this Linocut Printing Workshop he will help guide you through the steps; from drawing, cutting, proofing to the final print.
Eric is a professional printmaker and in this Linocut Printing Workshop he will help guide you through the steps; from drawing, (what images work for print?), cutting, (which areas do you need to leave?), proofing to the final print. Making careful cuts in a piece of lino, inking the remaining surface and pressing onto a piece of paper is a traditional method of printmaking. The first thing you need is an idea. You can draw from life, memory, photographs or your imagination. The drawing helps to show how the linocut “might” end up. When complete you’ll transfer the drawing onto the block. Printing in this process is a slow deliberate act, you’ll take your time and consider each cut.
Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught:
- To create an original black and white print from a drawing
- Learn how to create a design for print
- Learn how to cut the design into a block of lino using specialist tools and equipment
- How to print proofs
- Learn how to print the final work
Course outline for the day:
- Eric will introduce the workshop and the process and stages to be worked through, providing examples.
- The group will draw out a design and receive guidance on how to make sure its suitable for print
- The design will then be transferred to the block, Eric will demonstrate how to do this.
- Once the drawing is on the block you can begin to cut. Eric will demonstrate how to do this and providing health and safety guidance.
- The block will be proofed a number of times to check on progress. At this stage, designs can be tweaked by cutting away more from the surface of the block.
- Once happy with the final proof, each group member can print a small edition of their final version. Eric will provide information on the different ways to press a block onto paper to transfer the design, (e.g using a roller, spoon, your hand, a press).
- Eric will discuss the pieces created so the group can identify how to develop their print work beyond the workshop.
After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.
To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.