ALAN QUALTROUGH . KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS STUDIO

REDUCTION LINOCUT

Kiss & Bite reduction lino print workshops are held at our base in Ocean Studios, Plymouth, and introduce you to the craft of relief printing. Workshops cater for beginners as well as those with design experience. You can source your own images or artwork to carve and print, or find something of interest to sketch in the historic Royal William Yard.

 

Reduction lino is a relief process in which the same block of lino is used to print all the colours of an image—often more than a dozen. After a drawing or artwork is transferred to a piece of lino, each colour is carved and printed in sequence, beginning with the lightest colour and ending with the darkest to produce an edition of prints. Each time a colour is printed, the corresponding section of the lino is removed and the artist moves on to the next colour. Once the process has ended, the lino block cannot be used again. The results can be spectacular, creating beautiful lines and texture.  Check out the brilliant work of Scarlette Homeshaw, who taught me, to see what can be achieved.

 

Reduction lino workshops are held over two days with a maximum of two attendees to ensure you enjoy a fulfilling  creative day. The cost per person is £110 for the two-day session including  most materials, 11am-4.30pm, available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays throughout 2018. Weekdays also available on request.

 

To book or request more details email aqualtrough@gmail.com.

 

 

Latest: I've now teamed up with the Common Sense Print studio in Ocean Studios Plymouth to run lino workshops. Check out their website here and their studios in the images below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carving a reduction lino plate
Saltaire Mill, a reduction lino 8-colour print by Alan Qualtrough
Carving a reduction lino plate
Saltaire Mill, a reduction lino 8-colour print by Alan Qualtrough

KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS

Saltaire Mill, a reduction lino 8-colour print by Alan Qualtrough

KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS

Kiss & Bite reduction lino print workshops are held at our base in Ocean Studios, Plymouth, and introduce you to the craft of relief printing.

Workshops cater for beginners as well as those with design experience. You can source your own images or artwork to carve and print, or find something of interest in the historic Royal William Yard.

Reduction lino is a relief process in which the same block of lino is used to print all the colours of an image-often more than a dozen. After a drawing or artwork is transferred to a piece of lino, each colour is carved and printed in sequence-beginning with the lightest colour and ending with the darkest to produce an edition of prints. Each time a colour is printed, the corresponding section of the lino is removed and the artist moves on to the next colour. Once the process has ended, the lino block cannot be used again. The results can be spectacular, creating beautiful lines and texture.  Check out the brilliant work of Scarlette Homeshaw, who taught me, to see what can be achieved.

Reduction lino workshops are held over two days with a maximum of two attendees to ensure you enjoy a fulfilling  creative day. The cost is £110 for the two-day session including  most materials, 11am-4.30pm, available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays throughout 2018. Weekdays also available on request.

To book or request more details email aqualtrough@gmail.com