In this 2.5 hours course, you will explore the traditional art of block printing. This form of print can be translated onto many surfaces. In this workshop you will use the wide range of artist books, African fabrics and reference images to come up with a concept for your very own African pattern.
Under the expert guidance of your teacher, Antonietta Torsiello, you will transfer and carve your hand drawn design onto a lino block and create a stunning lino print to take home with you after the class.
Lino printing is an extremely popular form of printmaking, used by many professional artists. Although this is now the case, for a long time lino printing was held in low esteem by the art world, until a certain Pablo Picasso made a series of lino prints in the 1950s. That saw the start of a trend that still flourishes today. And long may this continue!
The use of all tools and materials is included. Paper, lino block, cutters, printing rollers and inks.
All abilities are welcome to join, no specific skills or prior knowledge required.