5 Oct |10.30 – 4.30 pm | Tutor Penny Hunt | £63
Make your own set of postcards using linocut, a technique in which a lino block is carved and printed to make a two colour print and a small edition.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
You will be shown work by other lino printmakers so that you understand the relief printing style. You will then be shown how to make a design from your ideas, how to develop that into different marks on a lino block, carving so that your image can be seen. You will then print a small two colour edition of postcards to send out to friends or frame for your wall.
You will be given further information on where to buy materials and other printmakers who also use similar techniques.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please wear old clothes, bring an apron and any images that you may want to use; flowers, seed heads, birds, animals, your garden? These can be your own photographs or sketches or can be ripped out of newspapers or magazines.
Are there any additional costs?
None, all materials and equipment will be provided.
About the tutor
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Penny’s studio gives wide open windswept views of mountains, moorlands and mist; her work is about the little things that make up that landscape of freedom, the places where you feel the full force of wind and weather and find some perspective on life.
Water is a huge source of inspiration and the surrounding rivers and waterfalls also provide a great source of ideas, drawings are often developed into collagraph plates and printed, sometimes including elements of the landscape in the design but always trying to convey a feeling of atmosphere rather than detail.
Her Fine Art degree, MA and many years teaching helped develop her paintings and printmaking, each material feeds back into the other, the layering, overprinting and intaglio techniques are present in all.
Penny is secretary of both Three Peaks Arts and Cumbria Printmakers and teaches printmaking at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.
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