Linoprinting 101 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 30 March
Saturday 8 June
More information about dates below.

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

TUITION FEE
New Students: $140 pp
Returning Students: $120 pp
Materials fee: $40 pp (all students)
Pensioners and Carers please contact me directly for pricing and bookings.

VENUE
Maleny

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 5 people
Maximum 8 people

Lino printing is fun and easy. Join in this one day linoprinting workshop and learn how to design, carve and print a one colour linocut print.

If you have never used lino before, or worked with it years ago in school, by the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print simple images and designs on one colour on a range of surfaces, include paper and fabric.

You will learn how to use the carving tools, then carve and print a linocut. We will print a small edition onto quality printmaking paper with a baren, and learn how you can apply this printmaking technique to other surfaces such as fabrics (and even walls!).

My aim is to ensure that you feel confident enough to continue printing with lino in your own environment after you leave this workshop.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediate, all ages over 16.

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

Learning Outcome

You will be able to take these skills home and confidently print at home.

We will cover how to plan a design and transfer it to the lino; how to cut and carve the lino; how to ink up the lino and how to print it. While carving I will show you various mark making techniques. I will show you hand printing methods, as opposed to using a printmaking press, so you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment.

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

Once you have completed this workshop, consider extending your linoprinting skills and include colour in your work. There are many ways to add colour to lino prints, and in this 2 day workshop we will explore several of them.

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
– 2x sheets of printmaking paper, suitable to print an edition of up to 16 prints
– 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 arrange a private group workshop, please contact me to 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

  • Hi Kim, I firstly want to thank you for a really enjoyable workshop and I must say you're not only lovely to talk to but you're also a good teacher. Sometimes people can have a skill and run a workshop but they aren't good teachers. You are not one of those! I really enjoyed it.

    Nicole
    Nicole Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • I attended the Lino Print workshop yesterday. Kim is an amazing teacher. The class is well structured and Kim provided lots of advice and assistance. The whole day was a fantastic experience. I am now eager to start my next project.

    Chris
    Chris Gympie
  • Hi Kim, I loved yesterday. I even came home and started on the feather image. I am keen to do more workshops, not only was the space totally perfect but the format was so relaxing and informative. It felt like a retreat for the mind and soul. Your lovely, attentive and easy going style gave me the confidence to pursue with ease unfamiliar territory. Look forward to next time😊

    Amanda
    Amanda Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • Kim is a warm and generous teacher who combines extraordinary talent with a remarkably in-depth subject knowledge to provide a workshop which is both compelling and engaging. I arrived at the workshop with no background in printmaking and left with sufficient skills to use the technique in my own practice   I would highly recommend the Linoprinting 101 workshop to anyone who has an artistic inclination, regardless of their current discipline.

    Cathy Lawley
    Cathy Lawley Fried Mudd, Maleny
  • I can highly recommend doing Kim's classes. She knows that everyone learns differently and she is very patient. At the end of a lesson you know you can go ahead and do this yourself.

    Lauren
    Lauren Toogoolawah, Qld
  • You made it easy and we ended up with a great print we did ourselves. It would be great fun whether you are into art, crafts, printing or not at all - I recommended it to the friend who minded my dog yesterday. You are engaging and passionate about printing and shares whatever you can. I had been interested in trying printing and you literally made me think not only could I do it, but that it would be exciting, challenging and rewarding. You may never get rid of me. 😉

    Jan
    Jan Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • I did Kim's Linoprinting 101 workshop and really enjoyed it. Leading up to the workshop, all of Kim's communications about what to expect on the day and what to bring were clear and timely. The studio for the day was well organised and everyone had their own setup which allowed us to work at our own pace. The small group size (8 in total) was ideal for beginners and allowed Kim to focus on personalised help as we worked through our projects. Morning and afternoon tea was an added bonus! Kim is a very talented artist and her passion for her subject matter really shone through, both in her clear explanations of the printing process and in some of the inspiration she shared with us. I'm looking forward to my next class with her.

    IB
    IB Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • I really did enjoy this class! I definitely recommend giving it a go. Kim is super friendly and willing to help and nothing is so be of an issue. She is so organised from start to end which makes it a nice stress free experience. Where Kim held the workshop was a nice intimate space and everyone had a nice laugh and a great time. Definitely recommend do the course!

    Elizabeth G
    Elizabeth G Gold Coast, Qld
  • If you are thinking of a lino craving/printing class this is the lady to have as a tutor. I found Kim to be so organised with emails detailing everything to a T before the class. Her attention to detail in the class was was unbelievable. So much information my head was spinning. She presented us with a beautiful morning tea. The next day Kim followed up with an email with links and where we can source products used in the class. I have many praises for this lady. Thank you Kim

    Delia H
    Delia H Sunshine Coast, Qld
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