I've spent this last weekend teaching a very enjoyable linocut workshop at Alan Birchs' studio over in Rossendale.
I thought that in two days it should be possible for everyone to complete a two or three colour print. That was the plan when I started on saturday morning. However, why change the habits of a lifetime, after half an hour the plan went out of the window and from doing straight forward two and three colour prints we got a bit more ambitious.
We tried blending colours.
Guess who the one is with nothing to show after two days work!!
We printed with both a baren using the registration jig
and used a press.
Printed a five colour reduction print
and a six colour one,
tried some complicated cutting
and more abstract stylised designs.
This is really impressive work from a group of students making their first reduction linocuts and I would like to thank all who took part with so much enthusiasam for making it such an enjoyable experience. Thanks also to Loraine and Chris for the photos.