The following is a guide, students with all levels of experience are welcome. Shana is practiced at teaching absolute beginners alongside more experienced artists and some people will work more quickly than others. While some participants will choose to make a small test piece earlier before embarking on a larger piece, others may choose a larger or more complex image. Shana is flexible to allow people to work at their own pace on their chosen subject matter. Those who choose more simple designs will have enough time to produce several linocuts, whereas more detailed and larger pieces will take longer. The goal is for people to have at least one piece of work finished by the end of the workshop, although many people will finish 2 or 3 linocuts depending on size and complexity.
Day 1 Saturday Planning Your Linocut
Designing and Drawing for Linocut and Materials and Techniques.
Discussion about choosing subject matter, then walk around York for inspiration, drawing and photographs (your phone is fine for photos).
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at Gallery 152 Cafe (please note lunch is not included, you will need to pay on the day)
1:30 pm – 4 pm Continuation of drawing and planning with individual help as required. Adapting your drawing to suit the carving process. Composition, balance of black and white, discussion of how much to cut away.
Day 2 – Sunday Carving Your Lino
Carving demonstration, discussion of Tools.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at Galley 152 Cafe (not Included)
1:30pm – 4pm Continuation of carving, individual help as required. After 4pm free time
Sunday Day 3 – Monday Printing your Linocut
Discussion and demonstration on printing your lino block using hand burnishing or a turn down relief press.
12:30 – 1:30 at Gallery 152 (not included)
3 pm finish printing, to return home.