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Print your own Greetings Cards
Make your own handprinted cards, using linocut techniques! You will be working on one postcard-sized card design, and I will guide you through all the steps from planning, transferring, carving and proofing, to printing your design. You'll be in the friendly environment of my kitchen studio, with tea/coffee and biscuits provided to fuel your creativity. I have vintage books and illustrations for inspiration, but please feel free to bring along your own sketches. You will be working with traditional art linoleum, professional carving tools, a Victorian cast-iron printing press and a modern Woodzilla lever-type press.
You will make several prints of your design, and the course includes 10 card blanks and envelopes so you can assemble your own greetings cards at home once your prints have dried.* your prints will likely take a few days to dry thoroughly, as we will be working with professional oil-based inks. I will wrap them securely in tissue paper and provide instructions on drying at home*
No printmaking experience required, and people of all ages and artistic abilities are welcome. Even if you think you can't draw, you WILL be able to print! I can adapt my course for family groups with older children and special educational needs. If you have any access needs, please do contact me and I will do my best to adapt my equipment to your requirements. All materials will be provided. * I will not provide any tools or equipment to take home*
What to bring:
You are very welcome to bring your own designs / sketches, and there are vintage books and illustrations here for for inspiration should you need it. If you already own carving tools it's a good idea to bring these along so you learn new skills with familiar tools as well as those used in the workshop. Please wear old clothes or a craft apron, because ink does get everywhere! I will provide tea, coffee and biscuits but please being your own packed lunch.
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and occasionally Saturdays - we'll arrange a day to suit
Time: 9:30 am to 2 (4.5 hours)
Location: central Maidstone, Kent (address will be provided upon booking)
Parking: Free parking on the road (please allow time to find parking spaces).
Refreshments: Tea / coffee / biscuits provided throughout the workshop. Please bring your own lunch.