Linoprinting Basics and Beyond

linoprinting with Karen Carter

Friday 10 June 10am to 4pm, £55

This workshop is for adults (18+)

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop. Simple instruction on making plates will be followed by time to experiment with inking and layering using rollers, spoons and a bit of elbow grease……no printing-press required!

We will look at gradated colours, collage, and creating interesting backgrounds, plus a host of tips and tricks!

This is a process you can easily replicate at home with a minimum of specialist equipment. No experience needed – lots of step-by-step demos.

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

  • Photos / sketches / subject matter as starting points and reference – tutor will also bring images to work from – we will be working on A5 size lino, though this can be cut to square / long thin etc
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, craft knife if you have one, scissors, glue stick
  • Dessert spoon, kitchen sponge, kitchen roll, baby wipes, apron
  • Paper to print on….lightweight cartridge / coloured paper / coloured tissue (you can also bring any other papers you might want to try) – tutor will bring white paper
  • Rollers and cutting tools if you have them – don’t buy specially – tutor will bring some for you to borrow

Karen will supply printing ink, miscellaneous materials and initial piece of easycut lino….if you wish to bring more lino please do so – though the emphasis will be on the variety of techniques you can achieve with a single plate.

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 outdoors 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.