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Lino Printing

with artist & tutor Ingrid Nilsson Wednesdays 6.45 - 9pm

  • Starts 17 Jan 2024
  • 250 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

Over ten weeks, Ingrid will introduce students to all the basic techniques of linocut printing, with plenty of hands-on demonstration and 1:1 time with students to work with their individual ideas and requirements. The focus will be on creating original designs and realising them in the print format. Printing will be with a baren and lever press. To this end, drawing skills will be helpful, but support and tuition will be given at all stages of the process, including design, carving and printing. The nature of printmaking means that the simplest designs often really shine and take on a life of their own. Teaching groups are small and will have a friendly, relaxed ambiance with students of all levels welcome, whether beginners or with some previous printmaking experience. Weeks 1 to 3 will start with an introduction to design for print, studying other printmakers work and the history of lino printing to see how others approach the process. Students will then design, carve and print their own creation in one colour. Ingrid will demonstrate all techniques and create a carving practice block to introduce many of the skills needed. Weeks 4 to 6 will see the students make another self-designed print, adding colour in one of various techniques including gradient rolled ink, separate colour blocks or repeat stamping. In weeks 7 to 10, the skills learned so far will be put to the test in making a reduction lino print, in which layers of colour are laid down as the block is gradually carved away. This is a fascinating way of making a print which will involve colour theory and mixing, alignment of paper and block, and visualisation of the design. Equipment and materials are provided, (carving tool, roller and tray etc) available to take away after the course + all the prints that you have made. Please bring with you source material for design of the first single colour print, an old hand towel. Come dressed in old clothes you don't mind getting scruffy in! Ingrid is a printmaker and teacher based in Edinburgh, specialising in lino cut. Originally a painter, her love of process and craft drew her to work with relief printing and she designs and hand presses all her work at her home studio. Curiosity and a creative imagination keep her practise progressing

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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