Online Creative Printmaking
An online printmaking course covering relief printing including Lino, Mono print and an introduction to Woodcut.
What The Course is About:
An online tutorial via a Zoom led by experienced Print Tutor Catherine Greenwood to share the creative potential of printmaking at home. Beginners will be led through the experience of carving and printing their Lino block and printing it in one colour having been introduced to a wide 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 and use the relaxed informal sessions to support their own art practice with tutorials benefiting from Catherine’s guidance expertise.
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 and series of work.
Artist Catherine Greenwood will start with video demonstrations 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 individually if you want to.
Tutor Catherine is a pioneering printmaker also tutoring Etching at PSAD, regularly exhibiting her work from her Green Print studio in Sussex, recently completing a fellowship at City & Guilds Art School in London.
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 end print!
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