Lino Printed Christmas Cards
Get in the festive spirit by hand printing your own Christmas cards with lino.
The morning starts with a quick introduction to the process and how to work with soft-cut lino and then we will begin designing, transferring and cutting our blocks. We will spend the rest of the session using the press and hand burnishing tools to print the designs onto Christmas cards.
You will leave with… 12 hand printed Christmas cards and your lino plate which you can continue to print with at home. Lino kits will be available to buy on the day if you would like to keep making cards at home.
WHO IS THIS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP FOR?
This class is perfect for beginners to printing or those with some experience who need a bit of space to spread out in.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
All printmaking tools, materials and equipment will be provided. Please bring your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and some design ideas and reference material to work from. You’ll be provided with 12 white cards, but you might like to bring along your own cardstock in different colours.
Group size is limited to 6 people, to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session. Please arrive at 09:30 for a cup of tea or coffee and introductions. The workshop will finish at approximately 13:00, but please note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout.
I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions!
We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!
I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking! What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!
The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.
The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!
I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too!