Accessible printmaking - beginning with lino cut
Who is this course for?
Try Linocut Relief Printing – Relief printing is the process of ‘inking up’ a surface that has an image cut into it in some form. It is one of the oldest forms of printmaking, and is one of few techniques that does not require the use of a press.
Using both traditional and newer cold cut materials; this workshop is an introduction to cutting and texture-making techniques, experimenting to create a printed image.
Support and feedback
This is an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor
Additional costs and requirements
Sample designs will be supplied but you can bring your own ideas for designs. The tutor supplies all basic sundry materials and tools.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will be given guidance as part of the workshop to help you should you wish to experiment further in your own time.
About the tutor
Brian Norman works as an Art and Craft Tutor, and Internal Verifier for Learn Devon. He also works as a Mental Health Mentor providing support to Open University Students; and is a Lecturer at City College Plymouth. Previously Brian worked for West Suffolk College (2007-2010) and Suffolk MIND (1993 -2010).
Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specializing in Printmaking from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.
Brian was taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 80’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching. He has continued to develop these skills focusing on Lithography, Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes.
Brian has a range of other creative interests to include photography, papermaking and more recently exploring the creative potential of bookmaking.
Brian has work in private collections held by other artists in the UK and in New York. Brian has run printmaking workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival for the past 4 years.
He rarely exhibits his work with his focus being more about ‘play’ and the process of making.
“Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process; trying and pushing ideas to make new forms and allowing ideas and images to evolve into being.
John Cleese (1991) said about creativity;
‘This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting
against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious”
This idea encapsulates my approach to my creative practice.”
Brian Norman, Art and craft Tutor, Learn Devon