Weekly Classes

Lino Shorts Intermediate (via Zoom)

Tue 7pm - 8pm Starts 2 November

£64/£61(c) • Friends £62/£59(c)
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Take your lino printing up a level by starting to add colour to your prints with this virtual Zoom class.  Beth Jenkins will teach you how to register your prints so that you can add elements like collage and find out how to use coloured backgrounds and silhouette techniques to make simple prints appear more complex.  Make lino stamps to add to your images in an effective way.

This course is suitable for those who have enough knowledge to cut and print a simple block.  Some weeks you may need to spend a little time between classes preparing a design.  It would be helpful if you had an A6 design in mind at the start of the course.

Email tutorial help and advice is available from the tutor throughout the duration of the course.

Bookings close Tuesday 19th October to allow time for postage of materials.

Course Breakdown:

1.  Graduated ink backgrounds.  How to roll ink to produce beautiful coloured backgrounds for your prints.  How to register your prints so that other elements can be added at a later date.

2.  Monotype backgrounds.  How to manipulate ink to create textures and movement and atmosphere.

3.  Silhouettes.  How to make lively prints using the techniques of the previous two weeks, experimenting with different papers.

4.  Chine colle and stamps.  How to build up a print using collaged elements and small, cut, lino blocks.

5.  Jigsaw lino.  How to make a multicoloured print using only one block and minimum effort.

5 plus from 8pm. Extended session.  For question and answers and to catch up or repeat anything that anyone is unsure of.


We will supply a pack which contains A6 lino, specialised printmaking paper, newsprint, tracing paper, wax free transfer paper, and registration card.  This will be enough for all 5 sessions. 

You will need to buy your own cutting tools, roller and coloured relief printing inks.  If you are buying inks specially, waterbased inks will be easier to use because of their quick drying times and easy clean up.  I recommend Schmincke College inks.  You will need black, white, red, blue and yellow as a minimum.

These can all be supplied by www.handprinted.co.uk

If you have oil based inks, that is fine, there are many good inks on the market, Cranfield Safewash clean up with washing up liquid (but can take a while to dry).  Lawrences linseed oil inks clean up with vegetable oil (and have driers included) as do many other oil based inks.  Please email me if you need more advice on inks.  (bethjenkinsfyc@hotmail.com)

You will also need:

  • a firm surface to work on, in good light
  • masking tape
  • a ruler
  • soft pencil (2b or more) and a biro
  • a fine permanent marker, such as a lumocolour or sharpie or a black biro
  • a palette knife (an old credit card cut in half will do)
  • scissors and craft knife
  • wooden spoon or baren or lid of a jar
  • a wiping cloth and kitchen roll
  • something untextured to roll ink up on (a large tile, piece of glass, acrylic or plastic or a piece of varnished wood or shiny cardboard)
  • newspaper or scrap paper

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