Create a linocut print with a water colour base.
Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to cut a linocut, 30 x 30cm, based on your own original drawing and sketches. After the image is cut learn how to work with water-based washes in the background and zing your lino into life!
The first day will be spent experimenting with drawing and composition before deciding on a bold image. The outline of the image will then be traced onto the lino and the rest of the day spent cutting the block. A proof print of the cut lino will be made at the end of the day.
In the second day, working on dampened paper, the final prints will be made using oil-based inks on the lino and water-based inks on the background.
Richenda will bring in inspirational works and give a demonstration of how some of her prints are made using these techniques.
Open to those with basic knowledge of linocut and more experienced linocut artists as well. It’s a wonderful weekend to create a print, experiment with colour and increase your understanding of the possibilities of lino.
Please bring in large watercolour brushes, if you have them, sketchbooks, drawings, and drawing materials along with your ideas.
Dates: Weekend 4/5 May
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £190 / Members £180
Richenda trained in fine art and contemporary dance at Brighton University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
In 2021 Richenda was elected an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers (ARE), based at Bankside Gallery, London and Richenda’s prints are regularly exhibited there.
Her preferred mediums centre around relief and intaglio printmaking developed at Morley College, London, for nearly twenty years under Richard Michell and Frank Connolly esteemed master printers to David Hockney and Birgit Skiöld.
Richenda particularly enjoys linocut with the fineries of line and freedom of pattern making.