Lino Cuts with Celia Lewis: 23/24 April
April 23, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm£240
23/24 April 9.15 am to 4.0 pm. Using time honoured simple techniques for truly striking results, this workshop will give you all the skills you need to achieve stunning table top prints – from composing your design, to carving and printing your block.
The course will begin with an introduction to the various types of printmaking. Followed by carving a sampler and taking a print, to learn carving techniques, mark making and the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid! Celia will then discuss examples of her work and explain how to make a successful design for printing. Students will transfer a drawing onto the lino and Celia will demonstrate how to carve them and ink up and burnish by hand.
On day two, students will create their own designs. Designs and books for inspiration will be provided and Celia will explain the principals behind her own designs and how she achieves her fabulous prints. She will guide students through the processes of design, carving and printing,
Celia is an accomplished painter and printmaking specialising in linocuts. In 2019 her work was hung at ‘Plantae’, the Society of Botanical Artists’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries. She has won several prizes including Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) medal and the Windsor & Newton Prize at the RWS Open Exhibition 2010. Her work has been hung at the RA and she had a sell out exhibiton at the Watts Gallery last year. She has written and illustrated numerous books. www.celialewis.co.uk
The workshop is hands-on, creative and highly informative with room for experimentation. It is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with experience. Lots of support and individual tuition is given throughout. All materials including three pieces of lino, unlimited paper, ink, rollers and cutting tools will be provided but there is an addiitonal charge of £15 for the lino.
Cost £240 to include lino and absolutely all materials, tea, coffee biscuits and a delicious home made lunch in the farmhouse.
Bring aprons and some ideas for your designs.