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Workshops

2023 workshops in Cornwall & North Norfolk.

I'd thoroughly recomend one of Niki's sessions. All the materials I needed and Niki was very gently helpful'

- Maggie, April 2021

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One of my favourite things is to share my love of printmaking with others.  I run single day sessions where you can learn all you need to know in a day, or you can hone your skills if you've cut lino before and take the time to experiment. New for 2023 I have a couple of two day workshops on reduction and multiblock printing, these are colourful prints  made by cutting away a layer of lino for each different colour or shade of ink. and multiblock I am also running one children's session this year too.

Single Day Workshops 

'Oh wow! I had no idea I could do this! I am so pleased' - Deb November 2022

This will be a relaxed session but packed full of information.

You will learn how to design a print, transfer it to a block and use the correct tools to cut. Then how to mix ink, roll it and how to get the right consistency and layers for a clean print. You will be hand burnishing on different papers. Finally (and quite crucially) you'll learn how to clean your block to preserve it for future use.

  • We'll begin with seeing how cutting tools work on different types of lino. Some are easier on the hands than others.

  • I'll show you how to create a test piece which can be used as a block print for a repeat pattern on fabric or for wrapping paper.

  • Then we will try a little more complicated design and print single colours on different papers by hand. There will be a selection of papers from the most delicate Japanese to more heavyweight ones. It's amazing what difference a paper can make.

  • I will bring a selection of printmaking books for inspiration and some of my prints to explain the difference between a one colour linocut, and then multi block and reduction methods.

  • If you like to plan a design ahead, work to around A5.

You will leave with your prints, cut blocks which you can use again and again, hopefully a smile on your face and a new found love of printmaking!

If you have any issues which you feel will need extra support on the day please let me know beforehand so that I can bring appropriate resources.

Multicoloured Linocuts

''Such a brilliant couple of days! I learnt so much and it enjoyed it even more than I hoped! Highly recommended'' - Cheryl, April 2023

I love linocutting and particularly the reduction method which is the result of layering colours one on top of the other, this results in a vibrant colourful print. We will also have a look at a two block print. This is a two day workshop as this is a relatively complicated process. Day one will be spent cutting lino and practising on a small piece. Once you understand the methods you will then design your final piece. Day two will be spent printing your design as a small limited edition.

This is an over 18s workshop. I keep the class size small so that everyone has plenty of support, attention and space.

This will be a relaxed session but packed full of information.

You will learn how to design a multi-layered print, transfer it to a block and use the correct tools to cut. Then how to mix ink, roll it and how to get the right consistency and layers for a clean print. You will learn how to register the block so that the layers are placed correctly. 

  • I'll show you how to create a design in several colours.

  • How to break this down into layers and transfer it to a piece of lino.

  • How to register your block

  • How to re-cut each layer and create your limited edition.

Day one will be a little more formal than my usual workshops. I will teach you as a class to create a small reduction print and two block print; how the layers work on top of each other, how to register the print and how to clean between each layer. Day two will be your day to print your own design as a limited edition. I will be there to make you a cuppa and troubleshoot if necessary.

If you have any issues which you feel will need extra support on the day please let me know beforehand so that I can bring appropriate resources.

You will leave with your limited edition of prints and hopefully a smile on your face!

Single day workshop

Blue Bar Porthtowan Cornwall September 22nd

Upcycle Portreath Saturday Oct 7th Book here

 Feeling Festive

(you may also make non-festive things)

Blue Bar, Porthtowan   November 1st

West Acre Gallery, Norfolk  November 21st

October Printfest

Upcycle Kernow, October 6/7/8 & 9th

with Niki & Sarah Jane Keyworth 

Single Colour linocuts Saturday Oct 7th

Children's session Friday Oct 6th

Multicolured Linocuts (2 day workshop) Fri 6th and Sun 8th

Mixed Media, Seaside theme, Monday 9th morning or afternoon sessions.

Book here .

Norfolk, West Acre Gallery

Feeling Festive (you may also make non-festive things) November 21st

Multicoloured workshop November 22nd & 23rd

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Workshops

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