Linoprinting - Christmas Cards, Gifts and Images - Stapleford Library - Adult Learning

Stapleford Library and Learning Centre, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Fridays: 10am - 12:30pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Stapleford Library and Learning Centre, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 11
Cost FREE - £52.50

About this course

Lino Printing is an ideal process to for both beginners and experienced printmakers. It is a simple relief printing process that works through developing and using graphic contrast and mark making skills and is the perfect technique for creating hand-made,  professional quality cards and gifts.

During the course you will be introduced to the basic techniques needed to make a traditional monotone, contrast print and simple ways to add colour, including collage and chine collé.   

You will learn and explore the process through looking at and discussing other printmakers work and by demonstrations, personal experimentation and individual tuition on how to design, cut and print your image onto paper, cards and fabric.   

By the end of the course everyone will have produced good quality hand-printed cards, images and fabric decorations to give as gifts. 

Resources required:-

  • Apron or big shirt 
  • B and 2B Pencil, rubber (WH Smiths Amazon) 
  • A4 cartridge paper pad Daler Rowney (red and yellow cover) or similar ( WH Smiths, The Range, HobbyCraft, Amazon) 
  • Packs of plain cards (The Range, Boyes, Hobbycraft) 
  • A4 sugar paper. (Amazon) or scrapbooks (HobbyCraft, The Range) 
  • A4 tracing paper ( WH Smiths, The Range, Amazon) 
  • Small amount of Tissue Paper (WH Smith, The Range, HobbyCraft, Amazon) 
  • 2 x A5  Easy Cut Lino (blue and originally from specialist crafts)(sold by different suppliers online) 
  • Pack of disposable Gloves- vinyl or nitrile (B&M Bargains, DIY stores, Amazon). 

Suggested Reading for the course: 

  • Linocut A Creative Guide to Making Creative Prints Sam Marshall 
  • Linocut for Artists and Designers Nick Morley 

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course, please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).  As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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