9.30am – 4.00pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £20
Hand Printed Lino Cut Christmas Cards & Tags with Sue Rowland . . . Nature and Foliage
A lovely, festive printmaking day with Sue, suitable for beginners or improvers, learning the basics of cutting and hand printing of your own unique lino design to create an edition of stunning Christmas cards on a selection of different coloured backgrounds and using different inks. Friends and family always love to receive handmade cards and they are fun to make!
You will also have the opportunity to create a range of hand printed gift tags to use on your Christmas presents. You can use your card design for this or if there is time you can cut a new image to use.
You will learn how to plan out your design and transfer this to a piece of lino approx. 15 x 15 cm before learning how to cut your design using lino tools. Sue will demonstrate importance of mark making and texture which you will use first in a sample piece and then in your own design. The close up demonstrations by Sue will be live streamed and projected to a large screen, meaning everyone will be abe to follow instructions from the comfort of their desks with ample spacing.
You will learn hand printing and burnishing techniques so that you will be equipped with the skills and confidence to repeat this process after the course at home if you like the technique. Sue will arrive with many ink colours, so you'll be able to produce both one colour and multicolour designs by varying the inking up. Plus there will be some exciting and festive metallic inks to use as well.
The course will be fun and informative and allow for developing your creative ideas.Please bring along some of your own Nature / Foliage based ideas, 'though don't worry if you're feelng uncreative, Sue will be able to supply some simple templates too.
Please note: People with arthritis in their hands/ arms or severely strained wrists or hands may struggle with cutting the lino and find this course difficult.
Thursday 7th December 2023 ~ Wed 4th December 2024
Kindly note that there will be an additional charge of £20 to cover the ink, card and all other materials used. Typically this course runs with 8 to 9 students. Suitable for Beginners
Please bring: Some disposable gloves, other small stationary items (we will send a list on booking) and an apron to protect clothes . We will send you a list, as well as thinking about ideas for your project
About the artist: Sue Rowland is a textile artist and print maker whose work includes detailed illustrative lino prints created alongside layered textile prints embellished with machine embroidery and applique. Sue has recently relocated to Cumbria having been previously based at the Leicester Print Studios where she was well known for her large scale community and schools textile and lino print projects in the East Midlands.