Linocut Printmaking for Beginners
Dates for 2019: May 4 - 6 & September 21 - 22 & December 7 - 8
2 Day Workshops for beginners; 10am – 4pm each day
$280 / Members $260 plus material costs: $25
May - WSMAY / September - WSSEP / December - WSDEC
Maximum number of participants: 8. BOOK NOW
Enjoy two days with professional artist Wayne Singleton guiding you through each stage as you produce an individual lino block print or two!
Early booking is wise.
Linoleum printing is a form of relief printing, one of the most accessible and direct of all the printmaking methods.
Linocuts can be simple and graphic, or as intricately detailed as you want. It's a subtractive process, meaning you cut away, or subtract, the areas you do not want to print. Linocuts can be printed onto almost any type of paper or fabric.
About the Workshop
Participants images from Introduction to Linocut Printmaking, March 2017. Courtesy Cathy Laqua.
This workshop is for people who wish to begin their exploration of relief block printing.
Participants will be encouraged/taught:
Day 1 AM
Day 2 AM
Day 1 AM
- Introduction, outline of studio use expectations, basic demonstration/familiarization with the safe use of tools and equipment, how to sharpen tools, how to cut lino to size
- Experimental mark making on small pieces of lino running those through the press to broaden understanding of the possibilities offered by the medium and to learn press setting and print registration techniques
- Continue experimental mark making and waste block cutting and printing
- Discuss techniques for transferring images onto a block.
- Begin drawing an image for cutting and printing on day 2.
Day 2 AM
- Questions from yesterday
- Artist talk – discuss process for working up images – show examples, transferring them onto blocks, look at examples my lino blocks and prints.
- Begin or continue cutting block (s)
- Prepare printing paper and registration sheet
- Studio Clean
For student loan during the workshop
Wayne's books, some speedball lino-cutting tools, stones and wet’n’dry paper for sharpening tools, brayers and speedball barens, some brushes various sizes, steel ruler, carbon-paper, pencils, palettes knives, cutting knives and scalpels, coloured inks for experimental reduction prints
What to bring
About the tutor
Wayne Singleton originally trained in industry as a 'stereo cutter' (relief block cutter) before becoming a Graphic Designer and later a Teacher. He has been an exhibiting Print Maker since the early 1980's. He has been selected as a finalist in the Silkcut Print Awards 3 times. He has work in public and private collections both overseas and Australia.
Wayne won the RQAS Diversity in Print Award 2016 for Linoblock Printmaking. Website: www.waynesingleton.com.au
Process and Inspiration – Wayne Singleton
To better read a person’s work it is helpful to have some insight into how they view their life, where they draw inspiration, and how their work practises have evolved. But, let me begin by saying that all ‘artist’s statements’ should be taken with a pinch of salt. So please read this ‘life on one page’ with a full plate beside you. READ MORE