Colour and Reductive Linoprinting Basics Workshop

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday-Sunday 18-19 May
Saturday-Sunday 24-25 August – FULL
Workshops for 2020 will be listed in November 2019
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 4 people
Maximum 7 people

Ready to create more complex images and bring colour in your lino printmaking work? This two day linoprinting workshop will take you through different ways of applying colour to your lino prints. You will learn about preparing your image and block(s), registration and printing in a small edition. You will print a small edition on to quality printmaking paper with a baren, and (time permitting) you will be introduced to printing with a small printing press.

This workshop assumes you have some knowledge of the linoprinting process including image carving, printing and inking. If you have never worked with linoprinting before, or want to try your hand at it, have a look at my Linoprinting 101 workshop as a good introduction to the process.

Suitable for intermediate, all ages over 16.

Scroll down, or click here, to read what past students have said about this workshop.

Learning Outcome

We will focus on producing a small and simple colour reductive linoprint edition. We will also discuss different methods for printing more complex images including working with multiple and ‘jigsaw’ blocks. Time permitting we may also discuss linoplate etching (using caustic soda) and different methods for transferring your image onto your linoprinting plate.

By the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print multi-colour images and designs in an edition of prints. You will be able to take these skills with you and confidently print at home.

We will cover designing and planning your colour reductive image for print; and how to create a simple registration system to ensure colour alignment. We will us hand printing methods so you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment, but there will be a small printing press on hand to have a play with.

You will be given handouts with equipment recommendations so you can get started printing at home.

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
– 2-3x 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 design ideas. If you have something specific you want to print, bring your ideas along. But fear not if you are a little stuck for inspiration as I will have plenty of suitable images and ideas on hand for you to use and reference.

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.

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Read what past students have said about this workshop

  • You are such a great teacher, a genuine person and I absolutely loved the weekend and only wished I lived closer so I could come to everything you run! Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge and experience with us, its invaluable and so generous. Do yourself a favour and sign up for one of Kim's workshops, you will not regret it!

    Kellie
    Kellie Bathurst
  • Kim is a wonderful instructor, very welcoming, passionate and full of knowledge that she is only too happy to share. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would recommend it to anyone wanting to take their Linocuts to the next level.

    Lauren
    Lauren Maleny
  • I signed up for a two day Lino Print workshop with Kim. I was nervous about attending as my background is not of an artistic nature and I was not sure my skill level would meet the criteria needed. Why did I worry? With Kim's gentle approach to the workshop; her step by step instructions and expectations, she put my mind at ease immediately. Her gentle approach to the workshop instills confidence in your ability and by the end of the tuition, you have created a piece that you are proud of. Very liberating!

    Michelle
    Michelle Brisbane
  • I had a great time at Kim’s workshop learning reduction Lino printing. Kim was a great tutor and had a vast knowledge of information that she was happy to share with us all. Her teaching style is relaxed while ensuring everyone completes their desired prints. Nothing was to much trouble for her. Great day and would love to do more printing with her in the future.

    Suzanne
    Suzanne Ballarat
  • Thank you for the best workshop I've been to for a long time !!... It was a great refresher and update for me to follow .... aiming for a much more professional level.

    Jilly
    Jilly Buderim
  • A great teacher, is one that shares. Kim was a fantastic teacher and guide through the lino reduction process. She has a passion for her art, which is contagious, in those of us with lesser skills. Enjoyed it immensely, I will be back.

    Kate
    Kate Woombye
  • Kim has a natural gift for teaching & such vibrant joy in sharing her knowledge & skills - it just spreads out to everyone! Very thankful Kim was so generous with her time - (with all of us) as I learn only through the 'doing'. The size of our group was perfect & the location was just divine. I had a wonderful weekend & keen for more printing practice now!! THANK YOU KIM for an inspirational weekend!

    Ros
    Ros Buderim
  • Very well organised in a beautiful workshop setting. I liked the small group, allowing us all time with Kim. A happy atmosphere; Kim is extremely giving of her time a knowledge and an excellent communicator.

    Fiona
    Fiona Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
  • I loved the workshop. Kim shared a lot of information, as well as images which is always nice to see and aspire to. Going through the process with prints of each part of the process was helpful. I had a million questions, and Kim were kind enough to answer them. This enables me see the process in my mind more clearly and to try a couple of things I was wondering about.

    Cherie
    Cherie Brisbane
  • Kim's nurturing personality was very helpful in breaking down barriers to learning. Very well organised and presentation of class material superb. The supply of coffee, tea and yummy cookies showed a genuine generosity of spirit. All equipment was supplied, explained and demonstrated. Superb attention to detail.

    Gerry
    Gerry Beerwah, Sunshine Coast
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