Lino Printing Classes
I can't offer face-to-face private teaching for now and some of my group workshops are cancelled or postponed. Here is what you can do instead...
Book a virtual private workshop and I will send you a custom lino kit to get you started
Please see the page Virtual Lino Workshops for more information.
Buy a gift voucher for private lino printing tuition later in the year
Workshop vouchers make a great gift for your crafty friend or relative. There is no need to book a date for the workshop beforehand. Please pay for the vouchers using the same methods as below and contact me afterwards to let me know that the payment is for a voucher. I will then post the voucher to you first class at no additional cost and you will also receive one of my blank greetings cards that you can write a personal message in.You know as well as I that there is little information right now as to when things will be returning to normal, but I would hope to be able to honour your workshop voucher later in the year.
Whether you are completely new to lino printing or want to improve a particular aspect of your work, you'll have my undivided attention! My lino workshops can be on a 1-to-1 basis, or 1-to-2 if you would like to come with a friend or relative.
For later in the year or for gift vouchers --> Private Lino Printing Day Workshops at my home studio in Bicester
I'll help you plan, execute and complete a print in a day using the reduction linocut method. This is a multi-colour relief printing technique which involves cutting and printing a few layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. We will cover how to plan a design and transfer it to the lino; how to cut the lino; how to ink up the lino and how to print it. Most students manage to print three to four colours. I do have a small relief press and a larger press, but I normally show students how to burnish the prints by hand. This way you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment. You will also learn how to correctly register your prints so that each layer of colour lies directly on top of the previous layer.
Standard hours for day bookings are 10am-4pm. I charge £150 for one person for the day or £190 for two people (£95 each). This includes all your materials and hot drinks. There are shops nearby to purchase lunch.
2020 dates for private classes (and group workshops at other venues):
**Booked** Saturday 18th January
**Booked** Thursday 20th February
**Booked** Saturday 22nd February
**Fully booked** Thursday 27th February - 2hr evening group workshop at Brill Primary School
**Fully booked** Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th March - two day group workshop at the Phoenix Studio in Towersey
**Booked** Thursday 2nd April
**Booked**Saturday 4th April
**CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS** Please see the date in July Thursday 16th April - one day group workshop at Claydon Gallery
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS**Thursday 21st May - 2hr evening group workshop at Brill Primary School
**Booked**Friday 22nd May
**Booked**Saturday 23rd May
Thursday 9th July
**Booked**Saturday 11th July
Thursday 23rd July - one day group workshop at Claydon Gallery
Thursday 6th August
**Booked**Saturday 8th August
Thursday 8th October - one day group workshop at Claydon Gallery
Wednesday 21st/Thursday 22nd October - two day group workshop at the Phoenix Studio in Towersey
I can offer workshops on any day of the week, so if you can't do any of these dates, please get in touch with your requirements and I'll do my best to offer a date that suits you.
How to book
You can pay for your private workshop by bank transfer or cheque, or by clicking the PayPal links below. You don't need a Paypal account to use these links.Pay £150 using PayPal.me for a Single Person Workshop
Pay £190 using PayPal.me for a Two Person Workshop
I am happy to book a workshop with a part payment or for you to pay for your workshop in instalments. Ideally the balance would need settling before the workshop date, and no later than on the day of the workshop. If you wish to make a part payment towards a workshop please click the link below (be sure to change from USD to GBP in the drop down box!)
Use PayPal.me to make a part payment towards a Workshop
Please contact me once you have paid to let me know which of the above dates you would like, or if you would like my details to make a bank transfer or cheque payment. When a date is agreed and I have received payment I will list the date above as 'booked'.
Student work and testimonials
Bicester is in North West Oxfordshire. The main roads in and out of Bicester are the M40, the A34, and the A41.
There are two train stations within walking distance or short taxi ride to my house. They are on the Chiltern Railways line. Bicester North station is closer - a 10/15 minute walk and Bicester Village station is a 20/25 minute walk. It would be easy to get a taxi from either station if you didn't fancy the walk.
The Oxford to Cambridge Stagecoach X5 service stops in the town centre, about 10/15 minutes walk from my house.
Workshops for larger groups
I can't easily fit more than two students at my home studio, if there is two or more of you interested in doing a workshop, please get in touch as I can find alternative venues, or perhaps you have access to a suitable venue yourself?
I am happy to do demonstrations for groups and societies, please get in touch if you are interested.