Following the intervention of Covid and then a busy schedule of exhibitions, many of you will be delighted to hear that Richenda Court is returning to teach a weekend course at Ochre Print Studio this summer.
Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to make a large square linocut print, 30cm x 30 cm, based on your own original idea/drawing. 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. Richenda will give demonstration as to how some of her linear pattern making marks are created. A proof print of the cut lino will be made at the end of the day.
Day two will be spent printing the linocut in a variety of ways using a second square block of lino as the base and working with newsprint stencils and transparent inks.
Open to beginners and more experienced linocut artists, it’s a wonderful opportunity to create a print, experiment with colour and increase your understanding of the possibilities of lino.
Date: Weekend 16/17 July
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £200 / Members £190
Richenda Court trained in fine art and contemporary dance at Brighton University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in 2021 Richenda was elected an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers (ARE) based at Bankside Gallery, Hopton Street, London next to Tate Modern. As a member Richenda’s prints are regularly exhibited throughout the year at Bankside Gallery.
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. While her prints are mostly made at her home studio in Esher, the more expansive, complex prints are printed at Thameside Studios, Woolwich or by Simon Lawson, drawing on large professional presses.