Cutting Edge - The Art of Simplifying Linocuts
|Location||Leicester Print Workshop|
|Date & Time||Saturday 10th & Saturday 17th August
10.00am - 4.00pm
LPW Artist Gregory Millar leads this new course focusing on his working processes, to produce A4 linocut prints using soft Japanese vinyl.
Key aspects of the course will include picture composition, editing, scale, creating the illustration trace, how to apply it permanently to the linocut vinyl plate, cutting the plate, inking up and printing.
The course will also cover tips on making corrections during cutting.
By the end of the two day course students will have had the opportunity to produce their own unique linocut print and be fully self-confident in this relief process technique.
DAY 1 – Saturday 10 August
10:00 Introduction to the workshop + Health and Safety.
10:20 Covering examples of work, inspiration and the creative process to follow. Also, feedback on pre-submitted student images.
11.00 Tracing and transferring images to linocuts. Using permanent ink to fix the image.
13:00 Cutting the linocut.
15:30 Clean up and prep suggestions for DAY 2.
DAY 2 – Saturday 17 August
10:00 Health and Safety reminder.
10:20 Evaluation of where the students linocut progress since DAY 1.
11.00 Proofing the linocuts with black ink onto newsprint and making adjustments
13:00 Printing onto paper and if there’s time, experimenting with paper stencils
15:30 Clean up and next steps printmaking advice
About the Tutor
Gregory Millar is a printmaker specialising in linocut. Gregory studied graphic design and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before embarking on a career in graphic design at the BBC in London. Gregory has also worked with creative agencies on brand identity projects around the globe. He has now come full circle and returned to his love of printmaking.
Gregory's design style is inspired by numerous influences including the timeless clarity of classic Japanese woodblock prints and the honest realism of the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. His linocut prints are often large in size and use multiple linocut plates to overlay different colours together. The finished results are bold, figurative images, based on a wide range of my everyday experiences which hopefully evoke an emotional connection with the viewer. Gregory's subject matter is drawn from landscapes, sports and his young family.
Gregory has exhibited at:
The National Open Printmaking Exhibition 2018, Bankside Gallery, London
LOOP Exhibition 2018, LCB, Leicester
Attenborough Arts Festival 2018, Leicester
The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2018, London
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