Crafts@Kirkgate: Linocut with Vega Brennan

15th June 2024 10:00am (Doors open at 9:30 am)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Join In

Course Description

A half-day course which will take you through all you need to know about creating and printing a beautiful single-colour linocut. Linocut is a great way of creating striking designs with strong graphic qualities. It is a great way to start learning about printmaking as once you have cut your block, it is easy to print.

Experience Level

No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome.

Session outline

Effective linocut design, linocut tools, markmaking and carving your linocut. Registration and preparing your paper. Printing and editioning.

What is included

All basic materials such as white paper, tools and equipment are provided.

Preparing for the course

If you can bring a design, it would maximise your time cutting and printing. You'll be working on a piece of A6 lino (105 x 148 mm), quite small, so don't make your design too complicated. It will need to be reversed (mirror image). Think about areas of solid black or white and the balance between them. Delicate black lines are more difficult to carve. White lines on black are the easiest to carve.

Please bring:

Apron (and wear rough clothes – inks will stain)

Disposable gloves if you want

Your linocut design

Coloured paper if you don’t want to print on white paper

Blank A5 cards if you want to print some cards

A folder to take your work home in – An A3 piece of card folded in half should be fine

Pinterest board:

Artist research: Die Brucke, Lill Tschudi, Valenti Angelo, Kat Flint

Tea/coffee and a light snack provided.