18 June 2016 10.00am — 4.30pm
Alexandra Franklin; email@example.com
Learn to make a linocut print, from a blank sheet of paper to glorious poster, in one day. The course takes place at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press, in the historic Old Bodleian Library.
This course takes you through the entire process of making a picture print of architectural features, beginning with a look at composition and sketching using the buildings around the Bodleian for inspiration. From your sketches you will develop a design for the print, which you will transfer to a prepared lino block. You will then learn carving techniques to transfer your image into a linocut ready for printing. You will print your image by hand on the Bodleian's hand-operated printing presses. Finally the whole group will turn the collection of prints into posters, setting text in type from the Bodleian's collection.
The course will be run by Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley from The Wytham Studio, with Richard Lawrence, Superintendent of the Bibliographic Press, giving expert guidance on all things press-related.