9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15
Printing in Lino Cut ' Botanical and Natural Forms' with Laura Sowerby.
Laura's evocative designs on cushions, lampshades and gift-ware have recently been widely featured in Country Living, Gardens Illustrated and several Interior design magazine. ‘Discovering that I am a direct descendant of James Sowerby, famous 18th-century botanical illustrator is a delight.’ she smiles.
We are delighted that Laura has agreed to take a ‘Botanical and Natural forms’ Lino Cut workshop here in Greystoke. Students are encouraged to bring any inspiration they can, be it fresh/ pressed leaves or flowers, prints, pictures and any other references that may inspire you. Laura too will bring plenty of material ideas.
Over the day you will learn how to plan your original design, the principles of lino cut and master various cutting techniques with the goal of producing your own multi-coloured linocut print by the end of the day. (up to A4 in size) All abilities are welcome. The print blocks you create can be taken home and used to print onto fabrics and soft furnishings such as cushion covers etc.
Wed nesday 29th June and Thursday 13 October 2022
Kindly note that there will be an additional charge of £15 to cover the ink and materials. Typically this course runs with around 8 to 9 students. Suitable for Beginners
Please bring: Gloves and materials are provided.Wear old clothes and comfortable shoes. If you prefer you can bring your own images for inspiration however, there will be plenty available on the iPad.
About the Artist
Laura Sowerby is an up and coming print maker working in lino cut out of her a picturesque studio in the Langdales in Cumbria to create intricate botanical designs for fabric, prints, wallpaper and soft furnishings. Her designs are joyously detailed and bold and reflect a love of the nature and colour of her Lakeland surroundings. Her primary inspiration comes from the urge to take a long look at plants and flowers and capture their combined forms on paper.