What I'll learn
You will gain an understanding of the principles of block and relief printing, and practice of making prints with and without the use of a press. You will be instructed in the use of presses, rollers, inks, and papers and will be taught print-room best practice. You will develop the ability to use these techniques, which can be applied in a variety of ways, and will be able to plan and create your own print work. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of how to use techniques which may be practiced at home.
You can progress to other linocut courses, which run throughout the year. Other Printmaking courses are a good option to develop your print portfolio, or consider joining our Makerspace for those with previous experience.
If you want to produce your linocuts at home you can bring your own set of cutters, or advice will be given by the tutor. Printmaking is messy and although aprons are provided it may be sensible to wear old clothes. High heels and sandals are not allowed, please bring something low and that covers the whole foot. This course runs over 4 consecutive Thursdays from 6pm–9pm. Please note that this course does not run during the half-term/end-of-term breaks.
How I'll learn
You will learn how to use the materials and processes to produce your own limited edition of linocut prints, and consider how to present them to an audience. You will learn how to use the medium to make strong tones, graphic shapes and dramatic patterns. You will be able to explore aspects of composition, tone and texture, and add coloured elements using Chine Colle techniques.
How I'll be assessed
There are no formal assessments for this course.