Printing for Christmas

One day workshop printing for christmas with Karen Carter

Friday 19 November 2021 , 10am to 3:30pm.  £45 – SALES CLOSED
This workshop is for adults.

Learn some simple printing methods using basic lino-cutting techniques to make greetings cards, gift tags & boxes in this structured but relaxed workshop. We will look at creating a design from your source material (the tutor will also bring a range of designs to work from), various ways of making and using a printing plate with lino & polystyrene, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches.  No experience necessary…..lots of step-by-step demos & individual help.

We will be using water- based inks during the workshop…..and possibly glitter!

A fun, creative day suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills.

About the tutor

Find tutor information for Karen Carter here

Other costs and Materials to bring

Please bring the following:

  • Drawing pencil, rubber, ruler, scissors, glue stick, desert spoon, craft knife if you have one
  • Inspiration / source material / sketches – we will be working approx A6 size or smaller as the designs will be used for cards / tags etc
  • Kitchen roll, old clothes / apron, baby wipes, newspaper,
  • Scrap paper & medium weight cartridge to print on
  • Any other papers you may want to use e.g handmade / coloured etc
  • If you have your own roller / brayer and lino cutting tools please bring them but don’t buy specially – the tutor will have some for you to borrow

The tutor will provide a ‘starter kit’ of a piece of easy-cut lino, polystyrene, inks to share amongst the group, and 6 square card blanks & envelopes per person (feel free to bring your own if you want to print more)

Please bring your own mug for these sessions. There will be hot water for drinks to have during the session.

Please remember also to bring your own packed lunch.

Participant numbers and social distancing

Workshop participant numbers will be capped at 6 people to retain small group numbers.

Please note that we will be observing social distancing whilst trying to make this as normal a workshop as possible.  Bring your own face mask.  Do not attend if you, or members of your household, feel unwell or have CoVid-like symptoms.  In any case we will be following the government guidance for our activities and if the guidance changes, we’ll be bound to observe it as necessary. 

Cancellation policy.

Please note that a ticketing fee of £2 is included in the price of this workshop and this is not refundable in any circumstance.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and you cancel your attendance more than two weeks prior to the workshop, the ticketing fee above will be retained.  If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop no fees are refundable.

In the event of City Arts having to cancel the workshop due to participants’ numbers falling below the minimum requirement or government advice changes, we will refund the whole workshop amount.