Beginners Lino Cutting Online Workshop with Amy Jade Prints
Learn to lino cut!
Learn the basics of lino cut printing during this speedy introduction to one of the most accessible traditional print making techniques.
All materials will be provided and the course is suitable for absolute beginners - no experience necessary!
Lino cut print is a relief printing process in which a block is designed and carved to multiple editions or variations of an image. The resulting prints have a striking graphic quality whilst retaining the personality of a unique handmade object.
During the workshop Amy will share her process, tips and tricks to help you to create your own original art prints. You’ll learn about inks and paper whilst being shown how to safely carve a design using specialist cutting tools. She will also talk you through how to ink up the block and print your design by hand.
You will make at least one printing block designed for an A5 paper canvas that can be printed in a number of colours or used to create a number of identical prints.
This is an online workshop.
How does it work?
Prior to the session you will receive all of the equipment and materials you will need through the post. Along with a Meeting ID and Password for Zoom. Using these, you can log in to the class at the time of the workshop!
The class cost includes all of the equipment and materials as listed below. It includes a £13 deposit for equipment. We can refund this back to you if you return the Ink Tray, 60mm Ink Roller, Lino Cutting Tool Handle and Removable Blades. However, if you enjoyed the workshop, we are more than happy for you to keep these!
Please return these to Workshop, 24 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 2AD clearly labelling it with your name and order number. All returns must be made with 14 days of the workshop.
- Ink Tray
- 60mm Ink Roller
- Water Soluble Relief Printing Ink
- Lightweight Japanese Printing Paper
- Greaseproof Paper
- Transfer Paper
- Tracing Paper
- Lino Cutting Tool Handle and Removable Blades
Have your own equipment? Select the 'Equipment Not Included' option in the menu to use your own Ink tray/Ink roller/Lino Cutting Tool Handle and Blades (all other materials will still be provided).
What's else will you need?
- Pencil (and Rubber/Sharpener)
- Coloured Pencil/Pen/Felt Tip
- A Spoon - Either a wooden spoon or metal dessert spoon
Amy uses traditional printing methods to create artwork which is often inspired by folklore, mythology and the natural world.
Originally from Huddersfield, after graduating with a degree in Illustration and Animation from Loughborough University Amy returned to Yorkshire and continued to experiment with technique, materials and design. She now makes and sells art prints and products at various art fairs, exhibitions and independent retail spots in the north of England.
Working from her home studio in Kirkstall, each design begins as a pencil drawing which is then transferred onto lino before being carved and printed. This hands on process means every piece is unique.