Colour Linocut with Jonathan Brennan
Linocut is quick to learn and with little if any specialist equipment needed. It's a wonderful medium in itself, but also an entry point for many into the world of fine art printmaking. While one can achieve dynamic and arresting results in black and white, there are a variety of ways to add colour, each with its own particular look and feel. Over the course of two days we will explore everything related to working with colour (chine collé, multi-block, gradients, etc.) and linocut with plenty of time for experimentation.
Day 1 - Refreshing of the basics: learn about choosing images suitable for linocut, working in negative and reverse, transferring your image, how to carve it, ink it and print it using a baren or spoon as well as the workshop’s relief press, making a registration sheet, signing and editioning your work.
Day 2 - adding colour to the print from the first day using a variety of methods:
- multi-block printing for more colour
- gradients: how to do a 2-colour blend using the roller
- chine collé: adding colour using cut or torn paper
- watercolour and hand-tinting
We will work with blocks of lino approximately 15cm x 10cm in size. Participants are asked to bring two or three suitably sized images which they will carve in order to make a linocut print. Bold, black and white images or marker drawings work well, nothing too detailed. Workshop will run February 22nd & 23rd, 10am - 4pm daily.
Our class sizes are limited and only payment secures your place - if online booking is not for you please don't worry - you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop, contact us prior to visiting, by email to: [email protected] or telephone 02890 231 323.