Drawing inspiration from a selection of leaves collected, sketched, and photographed from the Botanic Garden, you will create your own leaves using linocut. Using the ‘reduction process’ we’ll create a layered image using two sets of autumnal colour palettes. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of linocut techniques. Materials and some tools will be available to use, but you will need your own set of lino cutting tools, as well as a box or folder to take away your prints.
- Look at print examples, explanation about the linocut technique
- Observing, sketching and photographing & collecting fallen leaves out in the Garden
- Emma will demonstrate how to plan and design your linocut 2 or 3 Lino blocks
- Cut your Lino blocks into larger-than-life size leaves and shape them individually
- Apply inks with rollers, and print using a press, and hand burnishing
- Print single leaf prints and larger multiple prints using different colour combinations in a range of shades of green and browns
Emma James is Cambridge based Contemporary Artist, Printmaker and Tutor. She has a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the Cambridge School of Art, and has taught at Kettles Yard, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Stapleford Granary, Artworks as well as a number of schools and colleges. She joined the team at The Curwen Print Study Centre as a Fine Art Printmaking tutor in 2010. She has a multi-disciplinary practice and has exhibited work around the UK, in group and solo exhibitions.
Bookings for this course will close 23 May
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