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Linocut Printmaking

Activate Learning
Course summary
4 weeks
Part time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Reading
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Linocut Printmaking

You can be as traditional or experimental as you like and once inducted into the print-room, you can choose to follow the course structure or use the facilities to simply make your own work, depending on your level and experience.

You will gain understanding of the principles of different types of printmaking and develop confidence in using the presses, equipment and processes.

Many students enjoy the challenge of inventing a new technique, and ability to plan their own prints.

You will also be able to share your findings with the members of the course and discuss technical issues as a supportive and fun working group. Sketchbooks or drawings are useful if you have them, as they can be used as the starting point for ideas and printed works, although the tutor will be able to provide alternative starting points.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No experience is necessary. This is a fully guided course and you will be supported by our very experienced tutor throughout. You will be transferring a design onto your own lino block so come with some simple strong and bold images that you could use for reference. All lino cutters will be supplied, and health and safety briefings will be given, as cutting tools are sharp.

Training Course Content

You will gain an understanding of the principles of block and relief printing, and practice of making prints with and without the use of a press. You will be instructed in the use of presses, rollers, inks, and papers and will be taught print-room best practice. You will develop the ability to use these techniques, which can be applied in a variety of ways, and will be able to plan and create your own print work. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of how to use techniques which may be practiced at home.

You can progress to other linocut courses, which run throughout the year. Other Printmaking courses are a good option to develop your print portfolio, or consider joining our Makerspace for those with previous experience.

If you want to produce your linocuts at home you can bring your own set of cutters, or advice will be given by the tutor. Printmaking is messy and although aprons are provided it may be sensible to wear old clothes. High heels and sandals are not allowed, please bring something low and that covers the whole foot. This course runs over 4 consecutive Thursdays from 6pm–9pm. Please note that this course does not run during the half-term/end-of-term breaks.

About provider

Activate Learning

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Activate Learning

Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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