Lino Print and Paint Workshop

I have been a printmaker for many years and supply a selection of galleries with my hand coloured lino landscape prints. I enjoy the process so much that I thought it would be great to share my approach with others through a new series of workshops. I find all the processes involved to create these prints can be very meditative and working in a small group is often a lovely way to create artwork, especially over the winter when our inclination is to hibernate!

Participants will be guided through the process of creating a lino ‘key block’ (the detailed lino plate) which will then be printed by hand and coloured with a mix of watercolour paints and pencils. Sarah will be able to advise on tools and materials to enable participants to continue cutting and printing designs at home without requiring a press. All materials are included in the course fee and by the end of the day you will have produced at least one linoblock and printed a small series of images.

Linocut is a printmaking technique which involves cutting a design into a sheet of ‘linoleum’ and then rolling ink onto the relief surface and printing the image directly onto paper. Many people will have memories of cutting lino at school, the material was tough and it was hard work. We will be using a new material called Softcut Lino which is like cutting through butter, making it easier to produce a design without getting blisters! We will be cutting the ‘key block’ only (the main design) and then the print can be coloured with watercolours, inks, pencils when the print is thoroughly dry. You will be shown a variety of design examples and techniques to give you an idea of possible effects and will be guided to produce and design your own lino blocks and set of prints. The courses are designed specifically for beginners as well as those looking for a mindful, relaxing art class.

Sarah’s workshops are suitable for all abilities with her relaxed approach giving beginners confidence and her depth of knowledge being a useful source for more confident artists to bounce ideas off. Participants should expect to come away from each workshop with fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm and creative drive. Teas and coffees included, bring your own lunch. Workshop runs 10-4pm, all materials included, maximum 12 students. Workshop space at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 10-4pm, £65. Book a place. 

Monday 5th March 2018, 10-4pm, £65. Book a place. 

You can also email me at sarah.cannell1@gmail.com for more information.