Join us for a weekend linocut workshop with local artist, Jessica Rose. In this short course you will work with a highly experienced printmaker and will quickly be able to create bold, expressive images using linocut techniques.
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 August
10am – 4pm both days
Workshop Fee: £100 Adult (£85 Concessions)
Linocut is one of the most accessible forms of printmaking, used by many famous artists including Matisse and Picasso. This weekend workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’ve done drawing and printmaking before or whether you’re a complete beginner – Jessica will guide you through the whole process and give you plenty of help and support.
We shall provide light refreshments throughout the day; however we do not provide lunch. Please bring your own lunch, or make the most of all that Dickens Yard has to offer.
SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED during this weekend linocut workshop
- Planning and designing an effective image, thinking creatively within the boundaries of the process
- Cutting lino safely and effectively using a variety of tools
- Printing by inking up a lino block and hand burnishing it or printing it on a table top press
- How to print in colour, using reduction and key block techniques
- Your tutor will be available to work with you individually so you can either start from scratch or build on your knowledge by finding out about new and unusual techniques.
You will be provided with basic materials, such as ink, proofing paper, three lino blocks (20cm x 15cm) but please also bring:
- Pencils and rubber
- Source material, such as your own photographs and sketches, to help you create an image to print
- Box/packet of latex gloves (to help you keep your hands clean when you’re inking up and printing)
- Linocutting tools. If you do not have any you can buy a set from OPEN Ealing for £14 each. If you want to buy a set of tools from us make sure you contact us least two weeks before the course starts so they can be ordered in time.
- You can buy additional blocks from us and you are also welcome to bring your own if you prefer to work on bigger designs.
Linocutting can be quite hard on the hands so please bear this in mind if you have any problems with your joints. You may need to rest your hands regularly.
We will be working with oil-based inks. You can take your prints home at the end of the sessions, or leave them in the drying rack in the classroom. If you are taking your prints home, you may find it easier to transport them by car.
Please be aware we will be using white spirit, which has a strong smell, to clean lino blocks and perspex sheets.
We’ve limited this class to 10 people. Book now!
About the Tutor
Jessica is a painter, print maker and art teacher. Based in Ealing, she does a lot of work to commission and her clients include the historic stately home Syon Park. Jessica has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, Chelsea Art Society and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. In 2018 she was chosen from 1,600 applicants to compete in TV competition Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year.
Twitter & Instagram: @JessRoseArtist