Linocut Relief Printmaking
27-28 February 2020
Led by local artist and teacher Sasha Constable, this creative two-day workshop will present various methods of creating linocut relief prints including black and white, reduction and use of multiple plates. Whether a beginner or a more experienced printmaker, Sasha will adapt the workshop to your level.
Relief or block printing is an ancient technique originating in China as a way of printing on textiles and later on paper. It allows the maker to create multiple copies whether printing text and/or images.
Equipment needed for the workshop:
• Included in the cost of the workshop will be a starter kit including two different blades for cutting, a roller, lino and black ink.
• Additional materials such as tracing paper, permanent markers for drawing on the lino, coloured ink and paper will be provided.
This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for anyone with linocut experience who may want to try something different. To make the most of the day, we've kept the class size small so early booking is recommended.
The course will run from 10am to 4.30pm on Thursday and Friday 27th & 28th February 2020. Coffee and teas from 9.30am.
Teas, coffee, a warming lunch and delicious cake included. Your finished work will be yours to take home.
The course is held at Elementum Gallery, South Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LU. Sherborne is easily accessible by public transport or by car.
Please note that the course space is up a flight of stairs. Please contact the gallery if you need assistance or for any further information – 01935 813776
Once your booking is confirmed we will email you with full booking T&Cs along with suggestions for background preparation needed before the course starts.
About your tutor:
Whilst studying sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art, Sasha became increasingly drawn towards the technique of relief printing, initially inspired by a passion for the German Expressionists. Thirty years after first working with the wood and linocut technique her prints have become more and more intricate, fulfilling a desire to create more complex images.
Sasha has been teaching art for over twenty–two years to a wide age range and level of ability. In the 1990’s she taught in various State schools in Oxfordshire and the South West and from 2000-18 she was a active participator in the contemporary art scene in Cambodia where she lived for nearly 18 years. During this time she taught children with disabilities, University students and adults as well as numerous other roles within the art sector.
If you reserve your place with a deposit, the balance is due four weeks before the course date.
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