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Linocut Print Workshop - A Garden Theme

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Join local artist Hannah Shepheard for a day exploring the medium of linoprint.

Based on the idea of a garden, this workshop will be themed around botanical images, drawing inspiration from succulents, flowers, leaves and plants to create your own unique artwork. Whether you are new to linocut or feel the need for a refresher course, this class will provide you with the knowledge and techniques to create a linocut print with confidence as you learn to handle the tools and materials to be able to print on paper and even a fabric bag.

Images will be provided to work from but feel free to bring your own if you have some. This is not intended to be a drawing class. Images can be traced from the selection provided or drawn directly on to the lino, meaning that absolutely all levels of creative ability will be able to produce a print to be proud of. The focus of the class will be on working with the tools and materials used to produce a linoprint.

The class will cover:

-a brief introduction and overview of linocut printing

-how to draw or transfer your design on to your block of lino

-how to handle and use your tools - practising mark making

-registering your print on the paper consistently

-cutting, inking and printing by hand using a variety of tools

By the end of the class you will have:

- a small edition of prints made from an A5 piece of lino

- a tote bag printed with your A5 design

- a selection of greetings cards printed with a smaller design.

All materials and use of tools are included. Aprons and latex gloves will be provided but it is recommended that you wear suitable clothes for a practical and potentially messy class just in case.

Your prints and bag are likely to still be tacky and wet when you leave. There will be some newsprint and tissue paper to protect your prints during transport and a few plastic bags to help protect them from the elements but feel free to bring along anything else to help you transport your creations home.

We will have a break for lunch in the middle of the workshop. Lunch is not included so you are invited to bring your own food or visit the High Street where there are many cafes and shops which are very close to the workshop.

The workshop is being run in conjuntion with the pop-up shop 'Tonbridge Creates' which will be open for 6 weeks from the 24th February. The workshop will be held upstairs above the shop so please bare this in mind if accessibility is an issue for you, unfortunately there is no lift and the stairs are quite narrow. Please enter the shop and ask to be directed to the workshop.

There is plenty of parking at the train station which is a short walk from the venue. Please note that the closest car park between the High Street and the Angel Centre/Sainsburys has a maximum stay of 4 hours.

Suitable for everyone - beginners welcome. Class size will be maximum of 8 people.