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Relief Printing by Hand Course (Daytime)

This course has started, but you can book the remaining sessions.

Learn lino and woodblock printing without the need for a press...

  • Started 16 Apr
  • 144 British pounds
  • Sailors Jail Gallery

Available spots

Service Description

IF JOINING AFTER THE START OF THE COURSE, BOOK & PAY AS NORMAL & WE WILL REFUND YOU FOR ANY SESSIONS BEFORE THIS DATE. Sailors Jail Gallery is excited to rerun our six-week daytime course with local artist-printmaker and Sailors Jail founder James Heslip. The Relief Printmaking by Hand Course explores different forms of relief printing, including lino and woodblock: producing fantastic results that can be replicated at home, without the need for a press. This hands-on course is perfect for complete beginners and artists of all levels who want to learn a new skill and discover their inner creativity. Sign up now and come away with a selection of beautiful, handmade prints, as well as the knowledge and skills to continue your craft beyond the course. In the first four sessions students will explore different mark-making techniques and ways of creating tone. In the last two sessions students will have the opportunity to create their own ‘final’ print edition: Course Dates: Tuesday 16th April Tuesday 23rd April Tuesday 30th April Tuesday 7th May Tuesday 14th May Tuesday 21st May Week 1: Introduction to lino printmaking and how this can be achieved at home with cutting tools. Students will experiment with lino printing and inking up in relief and how to transfer these skills to a homework space. Week 2: Creating a three-tone lino print using the reduction method of printmaking. Students will be introduced to using a mid-grey colour to create shadow and depth in their prints. Week 3: Introduction to woodblock printing, and the different ways of manipulating a wooden plate, using a range of professional tools, as well as those you can find at home. Week 4: Students will create a three-tone woodcut print using the reduction method of printmaking, and mark making techniques they learned in session three. Students will discuss what they might like to achieve in their final piece and which technique they preferred and why. Week 5: Students will discuss the research and plans they have made. These plans and discussions will manifest in a ‘final piece’ to take away at the end of session six. Week 6: Students will finish working on their ‘final piece’ with guidance and a concluding discussion about the six sessions.

Contact Details

  • Sailors Jail Gallery, Quay Street, Falmouth, UK


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