Lino Etching – Taster Session
Come and get your hands inky and your creativity flowing in a friendly, artistic environment! Explore the possibilities of lino etching on this taster session with artist Fabian Osborne. Lino etching is a relief printing process that uses caustic soda paste to etch lino blocks. This technique can be a good addition to traditional cut lino. You will experiment with mark-making through the use of simple ‘resists’, a way of protecting areas of your block against the caustic. This can produce a wide range of tonal marks. Once your blocks are etched, you will be guided through inking and printing, with the opportunity to explore colour inking and multi-layered prints, producing 2-3 prints each on good quality paper to take home.
Our taster sessions are an ideal gift for the creative person in your life, or why not attend with a friend for a mid-week creative boost? They offer a brief introduction to some of the key printmaking techniques practiced here at WYPW, and a glimpse into the processes involved in creating hand-made prints. You will be guided and encouraged by experienced artists who use printmaking in their own art practice, in a professionally equipped workshop setting.
Some printmaking techniques are quite process-heavy, and as such, some preparation is done for you on these sessions, so that you can concentrate on image-making. We hope you will come away inspired and eager to learn more, and our longer day and weekend courses offer the opportunity to learn particular techniques in more depth.
Fabian Osborne is an artist & printmaker based in his studio here at WYPW. His printmaking practice centres around lino etching, and a fascination with surface and texture. He etches blocks multiples times to create deeply bitten textures and patterns and uses multiple plates, ghost printing and overprinting to create fascinating structural forms full of depth and texture.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
After attending a taster session in monoprint, drypoint or linocut, you will be able to join WYPW as a member to continue to practice the skills you have learned. Screen printing and etching are processes which involve a bit more practice, so we would advise that learners attend a further course in these techniques before joining us as a member. Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.