Printmaking: lino cutting building a library of motifs
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who has an interest in creating and printmaking for pleasure and would like to relax and enjoy exploring the materials.
You will learn techniques of lino cutting, making selected motifs, rather than full images. A motif is a simple representation of something, that can be repeated, such as sea themed ideas of a boat, fish, seaweed and a crab.
You can create your own motifs, to a chosen theme. These can be used to create fabric prints, Art pieces or cards.
During this workshop you will be guided on how to use the equipment and master the techniques.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course during the sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is aimed at any level, although some experience would be helpful.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need to provide your own materials.
Additional information and resources
How will I learn?
You will be working with your tutor and other learners face to face. Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout. You may wish to continue work between the sessions. This will help you to get the best from the course and to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.
What I need – additional information
Lino; this can be the traditional or more contemporary types.
Lino cutting tools; these can be a basic set. We do not have spare tools.
Printing ink (we can provide this for the first week, giving you advice first)
A print roller (we can advise in the first week)
Smooth surfaced paper mixed quality, for tests and final pieces
Cotton buds are useful.
Images motifs you like and photos to turn into your own motifs.
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on another art course with Learn Devon.
You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.