From total beginners with no artistic background, to accomplished creatives hoping to tap into something new, I've brought lino printmaking classes to students both young and not so young. FUN and ACCESSIBILITY are the key elements my students enjoy most (and also some cool printing!)
My classes take students through every foundation from explaining the basic principles of what lino printmaking is all about, to providing clear step-by-step procedures, and hands-on practice, through personal and group projects. I teach the fundamentals of how to properly prepare, avoid common mistakes, and take a free-thinking approach to being inventive and creative in your work. I also explain tools, and alternative implements and sources for mark making. I demonstrate the importance of producing images using contrast, the ability to carve unique shapes, forms and textures. Using lino tools, different papers, and proper application of ink all come together in my students work.
I aim to tailor guidance towards what my students are comfortable with, while gently encouraging them forward with an abundance of patience - an essential attribute I realised from my own training experiences.
As well as providing many tips and helpful guides that I've learned over 30 years, these classes have been noted for the therapeutic qualities that lino cutting practice is known for.
Contact me directly. I'd be happy to discuss any ideas, thoughts or wishes you have for workshops or classes, in groups or individually.