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Lino Cutting with Niki Willows Prints

1-Day Lino Cutting Workshops with Niki Willows Prints

  • Starts 7 Oct
  • Niki Willows Prints
  • Portreath

Service Description

Hello, my name is Niki and I'm a Printmaker in Porthtowan, Cornwall. I love linocutting and particularly the reduction method which is the result of layering colours one on top of the other, this results in a vibrant colourful print. This is an over 18s workshop. I keep the class size small so that everyone has plenty of support, attention and space. This will be a relaxed session but packed full of information. You will learn how to design a print, transfer it to a block and use the correct tools to cut. Then how to mix ink, roll it and how to get the right consistency and layers for a clean print. You will be hand burnishing on different papers. Finally (and quite crucially) you'll learn how to clean your block to preserve it for future use. I will bring a selection of printmaking books for inspiration and some of my prints to explain the difference between a one colour linocut, and then multi block and reduction methods. If you like to plan a design ahead, work to around A5. You will leave with your prints, cut blocks which you can use again and again, hopefully a smile on your face and a new found love of printmaking! If you have any issues which you feel will need extra support on the day please let me know beforehand so that I can bring appropriate resources. Transport There is car park on site, however please do try to car share if possible. Sat nav may try and take you into Portreath. WhatThreeWords ///rainy.marsh.woods Timings Please do not arrive before ten, the first 15 minutes will be a chance to get a cuppa and say hello, browse the resources and get settled. What to bring My intention is for you to be a neat and tidy printer BUT it may be an idea to bring an apron or at least wear old clothes, just in case that ink ends up where it shouldn't! Feel free to bring books, tools and anything else that you may have already. All tools and resources are provided but I know some people like to try things out that they have had in the back of the cupboard for a while. Please also bring a bag to carry your work home, a plastic one if it's raining! TO BOOK CONTACT: WE ARE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS THROUGH UPCYCLE KERNOW SORRY!

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  • Upcycle Kernow, Portreath, Redruth, UK


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