Drawing into print (Lino print, Block print and Drypoint etching)
Delivered by ArtShack artists Samuel Johnson Squire and Jack Roberts
On this workshop you will spend the morning working on your drawings and designs, we will teach you how to create your own unique design before analysing your image and then selecting a printmaking method that suits your design. You will have the choice to take your drawing into either a lino print, a block print or a dry point etching.
Lino printing is a relief printmaking method where tools are used to carve into the surface of lino, block printing is another relief printmaking process but with this technique foam is used to build up the design onto wooden block. Drypoint is an intaglio process where a sharp point is used to scratch into a printing plate to create the image (traditionally copper plates were used but we will use acrylic which is a softer material to etch into)
Once your drawings have been successfully transferred to the printing block you will have the chance to practice printing your design on paper, and learn about the different techniques, experiment with colours and play with different types of pattern repeats. Once happy with a design, using our printing press, you will transfer your design onto paper to create a fine art print, or onto fabric.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or the more experienced, this workshop requires a minimum of 6 hours to achieve a good quality print. The cost of the workshop includes all tools and materials, tea/coffee and cake plus free parking.
Cost £60 – please bring your own lunch.
Phone 07751 362171