Printmaking Workshops for kids & adults
I run regular workshops in the Borders, Northumberland and East Lothian for kids and adults.
Introduction to printmaking, Berwick, Tuesdays evenings 6th-29th October 2019
Make your own linocut Christmas card, Cockenzie House 24th November 2019
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I meet so many people who would ‘love to give printing a go’ or who have had a linocut tool buried in a drawer somewhere for years and need some motivation to get started. A workshop is a great introduction to printmaking and some of the concepts you need to get your head around. I believe learning should be fun and make sure the classes are relaxed and informal, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and chat.
Printmaking can be a very ‘free-ing’ form of art for kids. I often here ‘I can’t draw’ or ‘I’m rubbish at art’ before a workshop. None of this matters with printing. Children are encouraged to use pre-carved stamps, founds objects, hands or whatever else they can think of to make beautful crads, posters or books. It’s a great way to let children express themselves without having to do anything in particular.
Here are some photos from recent workshops…