Reductive Linoprinting – Beyond the Basics Workshop

2 DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday-Sunday 27-28 July
More information about dates below.

TIME
9:45am for a 10am start
Finishing around 4pm

TUITION FEE
New students: $260 pp
Returning students: $240 pp
Materials fee: $50 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.

VENUE
Maleny

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 5 people
Maximum 8 people

This is a workshop for people who are already comfortable with working with lino, and want to take their work to a new level. We will focus on producing a colour print using the reductive linoprinting method, looking to incorporate several different methods in applying colour.

We will look at different ways to prepare your image, separating colours and planning how many colours to print.

We will expand on image registration, covered in the Colour and Reductive Linoprint Basics workshop.

You will start to print your edition onto quality printmaking paper, and depending on the number of colours you wish to print with, you may need to complete your print at home. We will discuss this before you start so you can plan your work around taking it home to complete after the 2 days.

Suitable for intermediate to advanced, all ages over 16.

More dates announced throughout the year. More about dates below.

Learning Outcome

This is not a beginners linoprinting workshop – it is a workshop designed to further develop skills for people who have already worked in lino printmaking and feel comfortable with the medium.

The overall objective of this workshop is to assist you directly with producing a specific image of your choosing.

I will assist you with planning your image, including separating colours and how to prepare to print your colours. We will work to ensure you have a clear understanding of how to register your print to ensure consistent and accurate colour reproduction.

We will discuss different methods for printing more complex images including printing with multiple and ‘jigsaw’ blocks and masking. Time permitting, we will look at lino etching (using caustic soda) and different methods for transferring your image onto your lino printing plate.

Inclusions

All necessary materials for making your first lino print are covered in your Materials Fee and provided for this workshop.

– tracing paper and drawing materials to create and transfer your image to a lino block
– lino block approx A5 in size
– 1-2x sheets of printmaking paper, suitable to print an edition of up to 8-12 prints, depending on the number of colours you wish to play with
– inks, rollers and other printmaking supplies needed to carve, ink and print your print
– tea and plunger coffee, with a light morning and afternoon tea

Not Included

Everything you need for this workshop is included and provided.

What to Bring

Lunch. You can pop into town to buy lunch, but it is a few minutes drive and parking can be difficult (Maleny is a popular weekend destination). Therefore I recommend you bring your lunch and maximise the time you have printing and learning in the studio.

Your image or design. For this workshop you will decide on the image you want to print before coming to the workshop. We will have some discussion about your image before the weekend, so you’re ready to get into the process as quickly as possible.

Please also bring a journal or notebook for taking notes during the workshop.

Safety

​Participants are advised to wear closed in shoes, and suitable clothing or apron that you do not mind getting ink on. The inks can set permanently on fabric.

In this workshop we will print with water based inks, so washup of tools and hands will use soap and water, not potent cleaning chemicals.

We use sharp tools to carve lino. You will be given instruction on how to hold and use the tools, and it will expected that you follow instruction and take care while using them.

Booking/Payment

To book your place in this workshop, please complete the booking form to the right.

Full payment is required to secure your booking. Payment can be made via PayPal or direct deposit.

If you cancel your workshop booking you may incur fees. Please read my cancellation policy here.

If a workshop does not reach the minimum numbers required, it may have to be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund or an option to reschedule.

Once your booking form and payment has been received I will contact you to confirm you place and advise any special instructions.

About Dates and other options

If the dates noted above don’t suit you, or you would like private tuition or to book a private group workshop, this can be arranged. Please contact me and enquire about other date options that better suit you.

You can also sign up to my mailing list to be kept up to date about upcoming workshops dates and opportunities, plus tips, hints and ideas for your own printmaking practice. I will also include information about other local artist workshops in the Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.

Read what past students have said about this workshop

  • I love being with like minded people, so we were off to a good start. Kim is very well organised and extremely willing to share her knowledge as well as the tips and tricks she has learned, admitting freely that some of these were by making her own mistakes 🙂 She is welcoming and very passionate about her work - instead of just letting us know what to do, she challenged us and got us thinking about how we could resolve our own dilemmas, but also stepped in with suggestions if we got stuck. My fellow student and I were fortunate enough to do the workshop in Kim's own studio, and it is a very creative space. Again, she was very willing to share her equipment and absolutely everything you could possibly need was provided. Having said that, she had loads or equipment and supplies in boxes and if, due to class size you did the workshop in another venue, you would want for nothing. I'd recommend booking a workshop with Kim. Even if you have done some reductive work previously, you will definitely come away with additional knowledge and some skills about how to tackle a reductive project.

    Alan
    Alan Samford Valley, Qld
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