Print You Own Christmas Cards Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

DATES
Saturday 27 October
Sunday 4 November

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 6 people
Maximum 8 people

Do you like the idea of printing your own Christmas cards?

Join in this one day Print Your Own Christmas Card workshop and print your very own set of 20 hand printed cards, with matching envelopes. PLUS you can print your own Christmas gift tags. You will have a lino plate that you can use again for next year; and time permitting, we can explore ways to incorporate your design into wrapping paper and envelope inserts.

If you have never used lino before, you will learn how to use the carving tools, then carve and print your image.

PLUS there will be the opportunity to print a letterpress “Merry Christmas” greeting inside your card.

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

Whether you are new to lino printing or have printed with lino before, this is a fun workshop to get into the Christmas spirit. We will cover how to plan a Christmas 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.

You will produce your own set of 20 hand printed Christmas cards, with matching envelopes. Time permitting, we can explore ways to incorporate your design into wrapping paper and envelope inserts. Additional blank cards and envelopes will be available for purchase so you can continue to print at home.

If you don’t get your 20 cards printed during the workshop, you will be able to finish printing them at home. 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.

Inclusions

All necessary materials for making your hand printed Christmas cards 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 A6 in size
– 20x A6 quality black Cards for printing, with matching envelopes
– 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
– lots of Christmas spirit and cheer

Additional cards and envelopes will be available to purchase if you want to continue making cards at home. Blank card with matching envelopes sets (8 cards/envelopes per set) will be available for sale for $6.50 per set.

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.

Some cash if you want to buy additional blank card and envelope sets. Sets of 8 cards with matching envelopes are available for sale at $4.50 per set, so you can continue to print more cards at home.

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 you have a group of friends or are a member of an Arts & Crafts group and want to arrange your own private group Make Your Own Christmas Cards workshop, please contact me.

Different printmaking workshops run year-round. There are structure classes, and private tuition and private group bookings are also available.

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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