16/12/18 Common Sense Studios Presents

16/12/18 Common Sense Studios Presents


An Introduction to Block Lino printing hosted by Beth Munro

This Beginners course aims to provide a friendly and relaxed space in which you can begin to uncover the mysteries of printing with block lino

We will start in the morning by preparing an original image for transferring onto a piece of lino. Once the lino is marked up you can start cutting the image and make ready for printing.

The afternoon will be spent printing your image. There will be a variety of coloured inks and papers at your disposal. You may have time to reduce the lino and print and add a second colour which will give you a two colour linocut.

By the end of the afternoon session you should have several prints to take home with you

What we will provide

All Equipment and Materials will be provided.

Tea, Coffee and morning biscuits

Non latex gloves

What to bring

An image that you would like to work from - This could be drawing, photograph, or picture from a magazine. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, we will provide some inspiration for you.

Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty/ inky and/or bring an apron that you don’t mind getting messy. Please wear closed shoes.

Please bring a pack lunch or money to buy lunch in the Column Bakehouse café at Ocean studios. The café provides soup and sandwiches, tea coffee and delicious cakes.

Please bring a water bottle as printmaking is thirsty work

Please think about how you might take your tacky prints home. One method to transport tacky prints is to use an empty cardboard box that you can clothes peg the tacky images to the inside of the box.

About Beth Munro

Graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1990 with a BA Hons in Fine Art and Spanish. Beth became a garden designer working for the last 25 yrs in Hampshire, London, Devon and Cornwall. In 2013 she returned to printmaking taking a refreshers course in printmaking techniques at Plymouth College of Art followed by etching classes at the Tamar Print Workshop in Tavistock and where Beth has been for the last 5 yrs re-acquainting herself with Etching, Drypoint, Collograph and Linocut processes and techniques.

Beth has exhibited at the Limekiln Gallery in Calstock, as part of a collective since 2014 and been part of Cornwall Open Studios and Drawn to the Valley open studios 2018.

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