Alexandra will help you plan, execute and complete a print in a day using the reduction linocut method. This is a multi-colour relief printing technique which involves cutting and printing a few layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image, destroying the block in the process. It is a fascinating and rewarding process which yields surprising and delightful results.
Alexandra will show you how to plan a design and transfer it to the lino; how to cut the lino; how to ink up the lino and how to print it. Most students manage to print three to four colours in the day. You will learn how to successfully burnish the prints by hand so that you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment. You will also learn how to correctly register your prints so that each layer of colour lies directly on top of the previous layer.
You will be using soft cut vinyl type lino which is very easy to cut and print from and water based inks which are really easy to clean up and dry quickly. You will leave with a small edition of multi-colour prints.
All other materials and equipment are provided, though if you have your own lino cutters or any other equipment you enjoy using, please feel free to bring it along
These courses are for all abilities and age groups and Alexandra will take you through the process at your own pace.
Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.
'Thank you, Alexandra, for an inspirational workshop. You were very encouraging and patient!' - Mike
Please contact the gallery for further details and to book your place on a course
Phone: 01296 738408
or book via email...
I am interested in Alexandra Buckle's Reduction Linoprint Course on....Thursday 16th April 10am - 4pm Thursday 23rd July 10am - 4pm Thursday 8th October 10am - 4pm