Linoprinting 101 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 1 August 2020 – FULL
Sunday 6 September 2020 – FULL
Saturday 28 November – FULL
– Email me to join cancellation list
– More information about dates below.
– Want to book a Private Group?
– Interested in Private Tuition?

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 4 people
Maximum 6 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

  • There was a great atmosphere to this workshop and it felt very relaxed. I had great fun and feel able to continuing lino printing on my own. The workshop was well paced and well planned. There was enough time to complete the objectives of the workshop. The resources available were a great source of inspiration. Having a list of resources etc is a great point of reference to get started with good basic equipment and resources. You were very generous with information and guidance, a great teacher!

    Katie, Sunshine Coast
    Katie, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • Kim is very generous with information and her time. Kim’s studio is very warm and welcoming and I loved my time there creating prints from the limo I carved on the day. Thank you Kim for a fabulous day look forward to next time.

    Jane, Sunshine Coast
    Jane, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • Kim is a passionate teacher and is a very sharing person with her skills

    Debbie, Sunshine Coast
    Debbie, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • For me this was a return to my past. Life just happened and got busier and busier , so 33 years later I returned to where I left off in Year 12 art. It was amazing, I could have spent a whole weekend doing this . I am still thinking about the class and where I could take what I learned. Lovely location and great company too.

    Anita, Sunshine Coast
    Anita, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • Very genuine workshop experience. We literally stepped into your studio for the day. Any criticism I have is not for you but the art form and that’s entirely personal. I love the clean lines, I love paper and ink and line work. It’s all beautiful but it doesn’t do it for me like oil painting. Stepchild haha.

    Emma, Brisbane
    Emma, Brisbane Linoprinting 101
  • I found your workshop just fabulous!  The resources were great, and the space was so relaxing and creative. And I have to say I found your style of  tutoring was the best.  We were provided with lots of practical advice, and lots of inspiration. You moved the class along providing effective demonstration, and I felt comfortable to try my own ideas. I loved it and will definitely recommend it to others.

    Fiona, Sunshine Coast
    Fiona, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • "I am not a beginner and yet I learnt so much. About using tools, mark making, sharpening tools, and doing a rubbing! Had never thought of that as a way to review progress. You are a great teacher, generous with your time and knowledge, patient, and passionate. Not precious about your knowledge and expertise like some teachers. It was great Kim. Thankyou." Julie    ---    "I hadn’t done Lino print for a long while, and after the workshop, I’m so hooked. And we also got lots of information for places to buy and places to visit for inspiration." Ellen --- "Love that Kim shared her knowledge of the Exhibition at the Gallery, and sharing her passion for her chosen Practice in the Art World. THE best workshop I have attended at the Gallery. Many, many thanks" Joan --- "I feel privileged to have been able to participate in the workshop." Margaret    ---    "Can’t wait for the next one!" Barbi    ---    "I had a great experience and look forward to developing my new skill." Sandy

    Linoprinting 101, Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition Workshop
    Linoprinting 101, Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition Workshop Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
  • Oh wow! What a great introduction to the magical world of print. Having completed Lino Print 101, I'm definitely coming back for more. Kim has a very humble and genuine approach to sharing her skills and expertise in the art of print, and her workshop offered the perfect blend of information, instruction and time to get lost in the creative process. Thanks Kim, I had a wonderful day.

    Sue, Sunshine Coast Linoprinting 101
  • I had fond memories of lino printing in high school...when I saw Kim's lino printing workshop and had to go give it a try as an 'adult'. What a fantastic day! From the stunning setting to the inspiration everywhere (including the beautiful Maggie) it was a day for the soul. I usually stick to drawing, but can get quite anxious about the finished product...i loved this class as it took the pressure out and focused on fun...i turned one of my drawings into a print and hey presto...i had 12 versions of my drawing that looked cool and graphic and I can now try out all my ideas on without 'ruining' the drawing. highly recommend this class! My husband thoroughly enjoyed making his samurai print too.

    Toni, Beechmont, Gold Coast
    Toni, Beechmont, Gold Coast Linoprinting 101
  • I did Kim’s Linoprinting 101 class and REALLY enjoyed it. It was super well organised and Kim is a great teacher and communicator. The class was well paced and Kim’s instructions very easy to follow. Kim is a talented printmaker who is very happy to share her knowledge and passion. She knows we’re all creative and understands our need to create. I look forward to attending more workshops in the future.

    Lucille, Peachester
    Lucille, Peachester Linoprinting 101
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