About the tutor and this workshop: Iains work consists of textural, aesthetic forms which are abstract and representational. He loves working from actual landscapes and images and creating a response to them through line, mark making and ultimately through printmaking. He uses a variety of techniques including collagraphs, etching, lino and woodcuts onto prepared mixed backgrounds. This relationship between the printed and the painted results in a marriage of texture, form and depth which he exploits to the full!
In this workshop, learn a new creative skill to get arty by creating prints without presses. During this day course you will create hand pulled original prints by using woodcuts printed onto mixed media backgrounds to take away. Iain will demonstrate the techniques and you will be able to create a plate to print from onto backgrounds. Explore the method of chine colle (Chinese Collage) with woodcuts too!. For beginners or artists who wish to try a new technique, this form of printmaking provides a hassle free low cost and adaptable skill!
What do you need to bring along? Cartridge paper A lino/wood cutting tool. - We have sets available if you need and Iain will bring some as well A wooden spoon Acrylics, watercolours or preferred paints PVA glue/Pritt Mixed media items/collage papers of your choice
Please don't forget a cover for your table as this workshop is bound to be messy! Reference Material It may be an idea to bring along either reference photos or sketches