Despite the weather, we were tucked up in the inspiring, beautiful Loam Studios for a day of relief printing, using Lino to create two colour prints. There was such a talented bunch of participants some of whom had never been on a creative workshop before! The morning was filled with the planning and preparation of a design, followed by the cutting of two Lino blocks. This is always the most challenging part with thought for the reverse image, the positive and negative spaces for cutting and how much detail to add or leave! A well deserved delicious lunch followed from our studio host Jack. The final part of the afternoon was the printing stage, with the studio space rapidly filling with an array of colourful prints showing striking abstract and delicate florals, geometric patterns and motives. I love seeing the results of our participants prints after their hard morning of cutting….sometimes there’s a little bit more to cut and print again, but overall such inspiring results. Always inspires me to get on with my own! Here are images of some their results.
A busy day with a full class experimenting with creating paper collages. Starting with colour and composition exercises, through to printing, painting, tearing and assembling found and collected materials alongside participants own paper prints and drawings, to create a unique finished block canvas collage.