Facebook and word of mouth are building our audience. We had a good take up for this printing class. After warming up with some drawing exercises we started on creating designs. Participants looked through some of Nicky’s lovely books which helped with design direction.
Focusing on making a lino cut we developed drawings to transfer onto the Japanese vinyl (avaiable form Intaglio Printmakers – and others) This two sides vinyl is easy to cut and has the advantage of being two-sided. Perfect for both amateur and professional printmakers.
There was a good use of positive and negative made with the designs as well as linear imagery. One of the students chose to undertake a suicide cut (a reduction cut which takes away part of the original design.
Simple designs are very effective and make learning to cut the lino more straight forward.