Lino Printing Day
Saturday September 25th
Starting time: 10.30am; finishing 4.30pm
Cost: £75 (materials and lunch included)
Lino printing is a wonderful printing technique, in which you carve your design with small u-shaped and v-shaped cutters into a block of art linoleum. What you cut away will be white, the linoleum left on the surface will later on be rolled with ink and can be printed. In its basic form lino printing is a simple black and white printing method, and that’s exactly what makes it so exciting and suitable for really bold and striking images. And once you get going, there is so much more to discover: how to build strong pictorial compositions, work with foreground and background, create black and white ‘drama’, work with textures etc.
In this workshop artist Peter Ursem will guide you through the main steps of the lino printing process, starting with a first sketch and working this up to a design that is bold enough and will work in black and white, transferring your design onto the lino block, the best ways of cutting it, and finally printing it using Peter’s Victorian, cast iron printing press. At the end of the day you will have a good understanding of the whole process, a finished first lino print and very probably go home with the infectious excitement of the art of lino printing.
Throughout the year…
TUESDAY PRINT CLUB:
Throughout the year Peter runs a weekly Print Club on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm. This is for people who want to benefit from the regular routine of lino printing weekly, sharing and exchanging ideas and possibilities with other printmakers and from Peter’s practical and artistic encouragement. The Print Club currently has space for new members. Cost is £10 per session (pay as you go) plus de cost of the materials you may purchase/use. For information, please contact Peter via the contact page.
About the studio and what to bring
Peter’s studio is fully equipped with presses, inking benches and rollers, and all the materials (linoleum, tracing papers, printing papers and ink) as well as the use of professional cutters and a home-cooked lunch are included in this workshop.
Please bring some sketching materials for yourself, a sketchbook or paper, pencils or marker pens, and possibly a little acrylic paint (black and white), and wear ‘studio clothes’ or an apron. The inks we use are oil-based and may leave stains on your clothes…
The printing workshops include all printing materials to be used. For the other workshop, please bring a selection of your own paints and drawing materials.