Get started with lino printing! In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to engrave simple designs on lino plates, as well as how to print them by hand. You will also explore engraving and printing techniques on paper and fabric. The theme? Plant patterns! Step by step, artist Maud Besson will show you all her methods. A great opportunity for creative exploration that will certainly appeal to nature lovers.
Open to beginners.
Part 1: Overview of the materials
To begin, Maud will go through all the necessary equipment to get started with lino printing: the quality of engraving plates available in stores, different knives/blade shapes and their use, inks and their different characteristics, the best type of paper to use, as well as various other materials that are useful for this technique.
Part 2: Project time!
In part two, you will explore engraving and printing techniques, including how to transfer and engrave a design. Step by step, Maud will show you how to create a linocut project anyone can do!
Part 3: Conclusion
To end the workshop, Maud will show you how to print a design on paper and then on fabric. She will then provide an overview of tool cleaning methods.
List of materials to bring:
✓ Canson sketch pad (9 x 12 in)
✓ Mixed media pad (9 x 12 in, 160 g) AND/OR Canson Mi-Teintes pad (9 x 12 in)
✓ Speedy Cut linocut plate (easy-to-etch soft white plates; two 4 x 5.5 in or one 6.75 x 11 in)
✓ Black, water-based linocut ink
✓ Fabric linocut ink (optional)
✓ Linocutting knife set
✓ Rubber roller (2.5 or 4 in)
✓ Scrubber (optional if working with Speedy Cut white plates)
✓ Plexi (OR glass) sheet to spread ink (8 x 10 or 9 x 12 in)
✓ Sharpie (fine point, black)
✓ Ballpoint pen if using graphite paper to transfer your design***
✓ B pencil
✓ Graphite paper (optional)
✓ Bag OR piece of cotton fabric OR cotton t-shirt
✓ X-Acto precision knife
✓ Cutting mat
✓ Ruler (10, 12 or 15 in)
✓ Rags, cleaning wipes (such as baby wipes) and toothbrush to clean plates***