Printmaking for Christmas with Susan Yeates
Do you want to send some unique, handmade Christmas cards and wrapping paper this year? This is the perfect opportunity to learn several different printmaking techniques and make some high quality, interesting cards and wrapping papers. The workshop will focus on creating and developing a series of different designs with a Christmas theme, that can continue to be developed at home. The techniques taught will include woodcut and linocut methods. The process of woodcut involves cutting into a block of wood using a gouge or 'V' tool. The block can then be inked up and printed to create the image on paper. Used by the European expressionists and also the Japanese for producing very crisp colour prints, this technique can result in varied and interesting prints. All specialist materials are provided (including cards). However, we recommend you bring along some Christmas themed images and ideas to work from.
14 Nov 2009 - 14 Nov 2009