Suitable for complete beginners. A unique and innovative way of beginning a process you have never done before. Everything you learn on this workshop will enable you to continue working at home on your kitchen table.
Day 1 – Using blank lino blocks to explore the range of marks that can be achieved by the use of simple templates and impressing textures from found materials and stencils. Initial colours are printed and then further layers are added to build a more complex image. Practicing overprinting, using inks, rolling up and hand burnishing. These processes can be carried on at home.
Day 2 – Cutting a simple design into an A5 lino, printing by hand and using the experiences of the previous day. Throughout the course there will be plenty of examples of the process and refence material to help with the imagery.
Ruth Barrett-Danes is a ceramicist and printmaker whose own work reflects the brooding and sinister landscapes of Dartmoor and the Black Mountains where she lived.