Anyone can Print with Easy-Cut Lino
Thursday 16th May 7-9:30pm
Tuesday 11th June 7-9:30pm
Sunday 30th June 11am-1:30pm
Monday 22nd July 7-9:30pm
All our Lino Printing Workshops will be held at our studio;
London Craft Club, 20 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH. We are located between Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street tube stations.
Every so often we like to run a little poll online to see what workshops you want to see us run, and the one we get asked for constantly is Lino printing.... and it’s not hard to see why. There is something magical about carving your own Lino block, seeing the design emerge as you cut away the material, and then using it to print with.
Our workshops are run by Ben Hendy, an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, one of the world's premier printmaking organisations, so you will be in excellent hands!
You will begin by transferring your design on to your Lino - don’t worry if you don’t think your drawing skills are up to scratch, we will have three templates available for you to choose, or if you are feeling creative you can design your own.
Next it is time to carve your Lino using specialist tools - and if you have memories of Lino cutting in school we promise this is nothing like that! We use a special easy carve polymer Lino, which is much easier to work with than the rock hard Lino you used in school. Ben will guide you through this process, showing you different techniques to make the process as simple as possible, as well as some tricks for adding in texture. Once you get the hand of using the linocutting tool the carving becomes very meditative and you won’t want to stop! Which is why we give you your own linocutting tool to take home, so you can continue your new hobby.
Finally you will get to print with your hand-carved printing block. There will be time to make multiple prints, and you can choose from one of our ready made colours, or mix your own totally unique colour to print with.
PLEASE NOTE: your prints will need to dry for a few days due to the ink we print with - we will post them out to you as soon as they are dry.
- All tools and materials needed during the workshop
- A Lino cutting tool with changeable blades to take home
- Printed instruction booklet
- A glass of Prosecco or hot drinks
Who's it for: This is perfect for beginners. You must be over 18 to take part
PLEASE NOTE: we only offer refunds or rescheduing up to 14 days before the workshop date. For more information on our policy please click here.