Linocut Printing Workshop – Sensational Seed Heads
September 23, 2024
Belmont House Orangery
Step into the peaceful surroundings of Belmont House and take time to be inspired by the seasonal beauty for this linocut workshop.
You’ll begin the workshop in The Orangery, where your tutor, Rachel, will introduce you to the linocut process with a demonstration. Our experienced Head Gardener will then talk through the foliage and flora he’s carefully selected for the workshop.
Guiding you through basic design principles, Rachel will help you turn your sketches into a final composition. Whether you craft your own unique design or opt for one of our pre-made templates, you’ll learn transfer techniques, understand image reversal, get hands-on carving your tile, and conclude by inking and hand-printing your linocut.
Although a garden tour is not included as part of the workshop, you are welcome to explore the grounds afterward. All materials, printing equipment, and refreshments are provided. Just remember to bring along an apron or painting shirt, as well as a sketchbook and pencils. Our easy-carve postcard-sized linocut tiles (approximately 15cm x 10cm or 6” x 4”) make this workshop ideal for beginners or those seeking a refresher. Once cleaned and dried, your linocut tile can be taken home and used to print again and again.
Meet your tutor, Rachel Moore, a professional Kent-based artist and printmaker with over a decade of experience in guiding both children and adults through the artistic process. She has run workshops for a diverse range of clients, from the National Trust to Spotify. Rachel likes to demystify printmaking techniques so you’ll feel confident to carry on printing at home.
£45.00 per person. Bookings are non-refundable.
Linocut Printing Testimonials
“Excellent workshop, really enjoyed it. All stages of the process clearly explained. Will definitely be doing it again” – Rebecca
“Thoroughly enjoyable morning. Took me back over 70 years lino cutting at school in Folkestone” – Maureen
“Fabulous morning! Learned so much, with something to show at the end of the session. Thank you” – Frances
“A great way to switch off from a busy week. Thank you for sharing your expertise Rachel” – Gemma
“Great fun and learnt a lot in a short space of time. Rachel is a great teacher and was very patient with all my questions!” – Chris