Tutor: Emma James
Date: Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October 2023
Drawing inspiration from landscapes in the Botanic Gardens, adapt a sketch or photograph and transfer your image for a linocut. Use the ‘Reduction Process’ to create a layered image using 2 sets of autumnal colour palettes.
Day 1: Look at print examples, explanation about the reduction method of linocut. Out into the gardens to Observe, sketch and photograph vistas for your print. Demonstration of how to plan your reduction landscape print then create your coloured plan. Learn cutting techniques & explore mark-making techniques. Cut & print your first layer, registering your block to create accurate layers. Apply inks with rollers, and print using a press, and hand burnishing. Start printing 2 individual colour palette sets of prints of your first layer.
Day 2: Continue to work on your reduction print image. Cut and print your second layer on top of your first, in both colour ways. Cut and print your final layer for both colour ways.
The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of linocut techniques. Materials and some tools will be available to use, but you will need your own
set of lino cutting tools, as well as a box or folder to take away your prints.
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