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Workshops

We offer several printmaking classes for all levels and abilities. They take place at the Essex Print Studio and online.

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Introduction to Linocut Workshop

This 3 hour hands-on workshop is designed for complete beginners. You will be guided through the process of designing, carving and printing your own Lino block.

To begin with you will learn how to use the carving tools and the basic cutting techniques. An initial practice block is made which allows you to experiment with mark-making and will help you get used to the tools quickly.

You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty of inspiration will be at hand to help you decide. You will be shown how to develop your image for printing and the process of transferring it on to the Lino block ready to print. You will be shown how to ink your Lino block and how to burnish prints by hand. By the end of the workshop you will have a small edition of your own prints and the knowledge and skills to continue your Lino printing journey at home.

All tools and materials are provided.
 

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Reduction Linocut Printmaking Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to carve and print a 2 to 3 colour linocut print by hand. This 6 hour hands-on workshop is designed for those who have completed the introduction to linocut workshop. You will be guided through the process of designing, carving and printing your own reduction print. You will learn how to create, carve and print your own 2 to 3 colour reduction linocut during this one-day course.

In reduction lino the design is produced from one single lino block, layering up the colour each time the lino block is cut. It is an interesting and challenging technique to learn and by the end of the session there will be little left of your lino block.

By the end of the workshop you will have a small edition of your own colourful prints and the knowledge and skills to continue your lino printing journey at home. You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty of inspiration will be at hand to help you decide. 

All tools and materials provided.

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Linocut Christmas Card Workshop

Learn how to carve and print your own set of Christmas Cards by hand
This 3 hour hands-on workshop is designed for complete beginners. You will be guided through the process of designing, carving and printing your own Lino block onto cards.
To begin with you will learn how to use the carving tools and the basic cutting techniques. An initial practice block is made which allows you to experiment with mark-making and will help you get used to the tools quickly.

You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty Christmas inspiration will be at hand to help you decide. You will be shown how to develop your image for printing and the process of transferring it on to the Lino block ready to print. You will be shown how to ink your Lino block and how to burnish prints by hand. By the end of the workshop you will have a small edition of your own personal Christmas Cards, designed and printed by you! You will take home your lino block and the knowledge and skills to continue your Lino printing journey at home.

All tools and materials are provided including carving tools, soft cut lino, drawing equipment, inks, rollers, paper and cards. Please bring your own apron.

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Group Bookings

Team building/Art Theraputic/Events/Parties

These can be arranged at the Essex Print Studio or a location near you. Individual quotations and package on request.

They can be a linocut printmaking session or a general art session.

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Online Linocut and Art Workshops tailored to your needs

One-to-one Linocut and art workshops taught online. Get in touch to discuss a personalised workshop for yourself.

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Weekly Adult Art Classes 

Adult Art Classes will cover a wide variety of materials, mediums and techniques. Get it touch for more information, to register your interest and be added to the waiting list.

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Linocut Gift voucher

The Gift Of Creativity

Treat someone special with a gift voucher for a 3 hour linocut session at the Essex Print Studio

Reviews

Attended the Introduction to Linocut and Printmaking Workshop. I had an enjoyable session that was informative and Eleanor was very helpful - which I needed as first time of trying Lino cutting. I'm looking forward to attending another course in the future.