Helen Maxfield – An Introduction to Lino Printing
All Materials Included
This Beginners’ Linocut workshop will introduce you to the materials and safe use of tools, before moving on to design and produce your own one colour print.
The theme of the day will be winter/Christmas scenes or images, with the idea of turning your print into Christmas cards, however the choice is yours.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the Artist
Helen studied ‘Art – practice and theory’ at Lancaster University (2001), where she made her first etchings and monoprints. After moving to Suffolk, she studied with Jude Lockie and made her first linocuts, which have become her main method of producing art ever since.
Helen now creates limited edition linocuts from her home studio in Suffolk. She enjoys Black and white designs for their bold, graphic quality and the mark-making potential of the medium. Coloured designs are created using the ‘reduction method’ where each colour is printed one at a time and further lino is carved away in between printing.
What you will need to bring
All materials and equipment are included, so all you need to bring is reference photos, magazine pictures, etc. Just bare in mind you will be aiming to complete a finished print in the day and you will need to simplify your images into a printable design.