Beginner's Linocut & Letterpress Workshop, August
Over two consecutive Saturdays, this beginner friendly workshop will introduce you to the craft of linocut and letterpress printing techniques. You’ll carve an 'Illuminated Letter' of your choosing and letterpress print it in two colors using a reduction technique.
This is a unique opportunity to slow down for the day, print with our incredible antique machinery and take home a set of beautiful prints that you carved yourself. You'll also have a set of tools to take home with you to continue your exploration into linocut.
No linocut, design or print experience is necessary, this workshop is created for beginners who have a keen interest in the world of typography, linocutting and letterpress printing.
During the first day of the workshop we will explore different design options, walk through how to transfer your design to the lino and begin carving.
Once your carving is finished, we'll guide you through setting up and letterpress printing the first colour on our hundred year old Chandler & Price printing presses.
On the following Saturday, we'll carve into the same block and print the second colour.
You'll learn the reduction method of linocut printing:
- Transferring a design
- Carving tools and techniques
You'll also learn the fundamentals of letterpress through:
- Feeding paper into the press
- Running your own job
You will take home (along with your newfound skills):
- 25+ two colour prints that you will letterpress print over the course of two days
- Cutting tools - Speedball Lino Set No. 1
- Enamel printing pin
- 3 x Hungry Workshop greeting cards from our shop
Time: 10am - 4pm
Date: Saturday 17th & Saturday 24th August, 2019
Location: Hungry Workshop, 461 High Street, Northcote VIC 3170
Lunch is included on the day, as well as light refreshments. All you need to bring is an appetite for getting inky and your closed toed shoes.
NB: Unfortunately cancellations and refunds are not accepted, but you're welcome to send someone else in your place if you're unable to attend.