Online Creative Printmaking
An online printmaking course covering relief printing including Lino, Mono print and an introduction to Woodcut.
What The Course is About:
Beginners will be introduced to the variety of materials and mark-making and gain confidence in transferring a sketched or traced image to a block to print. More experienced printmakers can extend their practice with a double plate colour print or reduction print.
An online tutorial via Zoom to share the potential of printmaking at home and leading you through the experience of carving and printing your own block print in one colour. No drawing skills are necessary, you will be shown how to use tracing paper to transfer an image onto a lino block however, more experienced artists can challenge themselves with more complex print.
Artist Catherine Greenwood will begin with showing examples of the versatility of table top printmaking without a press including Block print with lino or woodcut or potato on paper & fabric, Reduction print, Mono printing.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your work.
Catherine is a pioneering printmaker specialising in etching and runs the Green Print studio with Non Toxic etching. She has over 20 years experience of teaching all ages and loves engaging people to be confident in their creative ability and to enjoy the process of printmaking as well as the outcome.
Soft cut Lino block x 2 pieces A5 or A4 eg: cream or grey soft cut lino. If buying the cream lino, to carve the rough side and watch for ring marks at the edges.
Plus ONLY buy the Aibig tools (under £10 a set) or the Pfeil (£15 each)
Sketchbook - images to work from.
Barren or wooden spoon
Thin paper to test print on, thin cartidge or paper to print on. (best is Japanese Paper), Newspaper, apron, Tracing paper,
Pencil, Wax crayon, Sharpie
Ruler, Masking tape
Printing ink Aqua, Caligo or other Water based Block relief print inks or oil based if preferred.
Spray bottle + water or oil, clean up cloths
Cardboard (thick) to make registration plate
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