Relief Block Printing - Lino and Rubber Blocks

Print your own designs and learn how to make a book



6 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)


Discovering printmaking for the first time with this inspiring and practical course.

Isabelle will be brimming with experimental, arresting and beautiful examples of pattern printmaking, it will take your creativity further and awaken new ideas.

During this workshop you will learn how to:
i) Design and carve rubber and Lino blocks, turning them into arresting patterns and designs.

ii) Create multiple sheets of decorative papers to take home as well as cards and quirky paraphernalia.

• Packed with new ideas, methods and tips on carving rubber and Lino blocks, creating beautiful patterns and printing them.

Learning outcomes:
• To gain an introduction to block print as a medium
• Develop some simple design for block printing
• Demonstration techniques for block carving
• Print onto card and paper with printing ink
• Learn new skills or build on existing skills in printmaking

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.



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Knowledge Required
This is a technical workshop: No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.
 
What you'll get
You will create multiple sheets of decorative papers to take home as well as cards and quirky paraphernalia, along with some crafty new skills.
 
What to bring
  • All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery.
  • Bottled water, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided free for you to help yourself throughout the day.
  • Closed-in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
Location

Owl & Lion Bindery - 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW

Your teacher
Isabelle McGowan
Isabelle McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience

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Isabelle offers the largest programme of bookbinding classes for all levels in Sydney. There are workshops covering every stage from beginner to those needing more expertise.

Her specialty is in Traditional Fine Binding and along with her degree in Fine Arts, she has a great interest in Artists Books and how that can be utilised as part of your visual language.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy. Isabelle taught the largest programme of bookbinding classes through her bindery the Owl and Lion, situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland. She also travels to teach all over the UK and Europe.

Isabelle relocated to Sydney in 2017. The Owl & Lion is a fully equip, professional Bindery at:
Suite 6.05, 75 Mary Street, St Peters. Contact her via the message button.


health_and_safety
Isabelle McGowan is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).

See additional precautions taken by your teacher   

Covid Update for 15th February 2021 -
The Bindery is registered as a Covid Safe Business through nsw.gov.au. Following Government regulations we implement the following measure:
Staff and visitors who are unwell will be told to stay home.
If you feel unwell, even at the last moment, do contct us and we shall arrange another class for you (evidence of a covid test could be requested).
We support distancing during class with ample workspace for each participant.
Students are assigned to specific work station and minimise movement will be encouraged between these stations, where reasonably practical.
Hand washing and hand sanitisers are provided throughout, along with individual towels to wipe and dry your hands.
Frequently used areas and equipment are cleaned frequently with disinfectant.
Verified reviews

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Amanda Walsh  •  Dec 2020


A really great class. Lovely teacher who is extremely knowledgeable. Great location in a creative hub and I went home with lots of lino blocks and skills to continue on my own. A great day!
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