Printmaking: Introduction to Lino
This course will introduce you to 1 colour lino printing. As this is a beginner’s class, it is best suited for someone who hasn’t done printmaking before or someone who would like to review and recap their skills.
You will learn how a print studio is laid out, the materials and tools needed to make a variety of prints. You will be taught how to transfer your drawing onto the lino, how to use the carving tools, how to register your prints, how to ink the lino and how to print the image in A5. Once prints are finished, they can be taken home.
This class will be held in the college. There will be a demo at the beginning of the session of the technique and lots of examples will be shown and examples of artists’ works will be discussed too. There will be continuous tutor interaction and support throughout the session. At the end of the lesson, there will be a recap of the learnings and any feedback.
You will need a pencil case with basic stationary, a sketch book, a folder to transport your artwork, an apron, ideas in the form of drawings, photographs and/or lots of inspiration and imagination.
You can progress to any of our other Printmaking courses, or you can expand your creativity by exploring other Creative Leisure courses available!
Areej Abdi is a contemporary visual artist and printmaker. She graduated from Surrey University with a combined Bachelor’s degree in English/Fine Art with Art History specialising in printmaking with photography. She went on to achieve a PGCE in Secondary Education.
She has attended artist residencies in Japan and Spain. Her Japanese woodcut print ‘Circtangles’ has been featured in the MI-LAB Mokuhanga Handbook. Her work has been exhibited at the Woolwich Print Fair, Leith Hill National Trust, the Landmark Arts Centre and held in private collections. Areej Abdi is a freelance Art tutor/facilitator for South Hill Park Art Centre, Crawley Creative Playground and Artspiration art school. Presently, she is a member of Ochre Print Studio, Guildford.