Linocut Printing: Draw, Cut, Print

2 day workshop with Eric Gaskell ARBSA

  • Starts 18 Aug
  • 115 British pounds
  • RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Service Description

£10 discount for RBSA Friends, Members, Associates, Next Wave Associates and students. Enter the code WORKSHOP10 at the checkout. Click 'Enter coupon code'. Course description Eric is a professional printmaker and in this workshop he will help you through the steps; from drawing, (what images work for print), cutting, (which areas do you need to leave), proofing to final print. Making careful cuts in a piece of Lino, inking the remaining surface and pressing onto a price of paper is a traditional method of printmaking. The first thing you need is an idea. You can draw from life, memory, photographs or your imagination. The drawing helps to show how the linocut “might” end up. When complete you’ll transfer the drawing onto the block. The good thing about print is it is a slow, deliberate act, the bad thing - you can’t undo a mistake. So you won’t rush into it, you’ll take your time and consider each cut. Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught · To create an original black and white print OR a two-step reduction print · How to create a design for print · How to cut the design into a block of lino · How to print proofs · How to print the final work · Once happy with the final proof, each student can print a small edition of their final version. Eric will provide information on the different ways to print the block onto paper, (e.g using a roller, spoon, your hand, a press) Course outline for the day Day 1 · Eric will introduce the workshop and the process and stages to be worked through, providing examples. · The group will draw out a design and receive guidance on how to make sure its suitable for print · The design will then be transferred to the block, Eric will demonstrate how to do this. · Once the drawing is on the block you can begin to cut. Eric will demonstrate how to do this and providing health and safety guidance. Day 2 · The block will be proofed a number of times to check on progress. At this stage, designs can be tweaked by cutting away more from the surface of the block. · Once happy with the final proof, each group member can print a small edition of their final version. Eric will provide information on the different ways to press a block onto paper to transfer the design, (e.g using a roller, spoon, your hand, a press)


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

• If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund. • Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery. • In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation. • If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.


Contact Details

  • RBSA, Brook Street, Birmingham, UK

    0121 236 4353

    rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk