Linocut & Colour Blends – June
Join artist Scarlette Averley for this immersive weekend course exploring linocut printing. Learners will be guided through the reduction linocut method, and colour blend inking techniques. Reduction linocut involves cutting away the surface of one lino block in stages and printing each stage, layer by layer, on top of the last, creating a multi-coloured, tonal print. Intricate detail can be achieved as well as bold abstract imagery, and the result can be as stylised and individual as the maker chooses.
Colour blending is an ink rolling method that enables you to print your lino image with blended bands of colour and gradation. You often see this utilised for skylines that blend a dark colour into a light one or vice versa. It’s a great method to be used in conjunction with reduction linocut printing, because this gives you the option to colour blend multiple layers of your print and introduce several colours with each layer!
Over the weekend you will develop a set of finished multi-layer lino prints as well as taking away with you the skills and knowledge to experiment with these highly adaptive techniques. The course will cover each element of these processes, from preparing your lino block, to carving, inking and printing, as well as registration methods and editioning your prints.
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher.
Scarlette Averley is a Huddersfield-based printmaker who specialises in reduction lino printing and was the winner of our 2013 Flourish Printmaking Award. Scarlette is a studio holder and Trustee at WYPW and has been printmaking professionally for 10 years. She has taught a range of workshops in that time, with groups of all ages and abilities. Her practice is centred in ‘place’, exploring locations and buildings of personal significance or local renown. Scarlette tends to use a bright and bold colour palette, which reflects her relationship with and interpretations of her subject. These dense layers of colour are achieved with heavy duty, oil based, inks that leave a sheen or glossy finish on her prints.
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 this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of 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.