Linocut Printmaking Masterclass

How to make your own linocut print



3 hours 1 to 20 (public classes), 12 to 40 label $70 - $80 ($80 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $70 for 2+ guests)


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To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that you try one of our online classes instead

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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in VIC. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you. You are always welcome to gift this class.

Dive into the world of linocut printmaking in this beginner’s class, and you’ll soon be channelling Picasso or Escher. Linocut burst into popularity in the early 20th century as a printmaking technique. A design is cut, carved or gouged into a sheet of linoleum, and this stamp is then inked and pressed onto the fabric, creating repeating patterns. Lino is preferred over wood by many as it lacks a directional grain and doesn’t split. It’s also extremely satisfying to slice and cleave at a supple block of lino, creating a mirror image of your final design.

This class will cover designing and drawing your image, how to transfer it to a lino block, and the best methods for proper carving to make a long-lasting and reusable stamp. Learn about traditional repeat patterns and how to print a large area with just one stamp. Your design could be a logo, pattern, words or a hand drawing. Once your design is complete, you can stamp it all over a mini fabric banner, tea towel or recycled paper. You’ll get to take your new stamp and prints home to keep honing your lino skills. Explore symmetry and tessellation through the satisfying practice of linocut printmaking.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
  • Comprehensive introductory course in linocut printmaking
  • Your own custom-made linocut stamp

  • All prints you make

What to bring

  • Just yourself and your imagination

  • An image/drawing you wish to turn into your lino stamp (15 x 15cm)


Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Lianna Kapelle

Lianna Kapelle

19k+
30k

Liana Kappelle is a self-taught artist from New Zealand and works in many mediums. Liana combines watercolour painting with a somewhat alternative medium, coffee! She became solely focused on watercolour (and coffee) three years ago and has since become a resident artist at In.cube8r gallery as well as a constant contributor to many exhibitions and showcases around Melbourne. She has been teaching art workshops for the last six months.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (541)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews
4

• Jan 2020


Teacher was good at letting people go at their own pace while not holding up those who worked faster than others....
5

• Jan 2020


Excellent teacher and materials. Venue easy to find and nearby 4 hour parking. Linocutting challenging, fun and very happy with my prints!
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