In this workshop you will be introduced to the basics of linocut carving and printing as well as learning some more advanced techniques, tips and tricks and a bit about the history of this technique and seeing a variety of works that can be created with it. For this workshop we will be creating mono-colour prints (works that use only one colour and using one single linoleum plate).
You will begin by creating drawing/design for your print then drawing directly on to the linoleum sheet. Then you will carve out the spaces you wish to be blank using a variety of carving knives. Finally, you will ink the image using a brayer with block printing ink. Then finally print the image onto paper with the aid of the printing press. All materials required for this workshop will be provided and the workshop will last 2 hours, at the end of the session you will go home with a carved linoleum block, which you can print over and over again, and a copy of your linocut print.
Dates: Sunday 18 August 2019
Times: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Custom House Studios, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
Booking: Call 00 353 (0) 98 28735