NEW 3D Lino Printing Workshop
With the guidance of an experienced printmaker, this is a chance to give your lino print images another life as 3 dimensional sculptural constructions.
What The Course is About:
On this course you will be encouraged to combine printmaking and the three-dimensional challenges of sculpture to make dynamic, expressive and fascinating objects that are the result of lino-cuts and sculptural designing and making. Examples will be shown to demonstrate techniques. During the course you will be taught the various aspects and approaches to relief printmaking: mixing inks; cutting blocks; and using printing presses. You will then make several 3D works that exploit the design, colour, mark-making and image development that printmaking offers. You will also be encouraged to experiment in turning these 2D images into objects by gluing various aspects of your prints together. The workshop will be exciting and experimental. Your curiosity and sense of adventure will be encouraged throughout.
You should bring any material (drawings, photographs, found imagery, objects etc) you wish to make works with or from. This is not essential as students may wish to arrive with a totally 'blank canvas', drawing inspiration from the school, the local area, the library. Others may wish to work in a purely abstract or imaginary mode. MATERIALS FOR YOUR COURSE: We have a generously stocked art shop, which opens daily. For any materials you need to purchase from the shop, we suggest you do so during the first morning of your course, after having discussed with your tutor. Available from the Shop: Selected specialist papers, Lino Spirit-based felt-tip pen. Please bring any of the above, if you have them, and in addition, any cutting tools.
Beginners and experienced artists welcome.
What will I achieve? By the end of the sessions you will have gained knowledge and skills in linocut printmaking, have greater confidence in exploring your ideas further and into sculptural forms, and take away with you both two- and three-dimensional completed works.