Spend the day with Dumfries based artist and publisher Hugh Bryden at on of our inspiring & sociable workshops at So Sew Pretty, Solway House at the Crichton in Dumfries. Under the expert guidance of Hugh, you'll learn how to create your very own printing block using traditional lino cutting techniques and print a simple one colour linocut.
At this one day introduction to linocutting workshop on , you'll get to grips with using tools and materials for linocutting. Plus setting out and designing a linocut. By the end of class you'll have produced a finished one colour print and Hugh will demonstrate how to print multi colour block through various methods too.
During the day you can try different methods of printing the blocks including ones which can be undertaken without specialist printmaking equipment.
- Planning, preparing and transferring an image onto your block
- Carving and mark-making on linoleum using a range of tools
- Inking and printing by hand to create a range of effects
- Controlling colour, texture and transparency of ink in printing
All materials are included in the workshop plus tools of the trade so just bring yourself and heaps of enthusiasm.There's a homemade lunch, tea, cake & teatime treats to keep you fuelled throughout the day.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and costs £75, a deposit of £25 is required to secure your place. For more information and booking head to the website here