'Love Letters' - New linocut workshop

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Loosely working to a Valentine's theme, using letters/words, we'll create a design to fit a 10cm x 10cm lino block for printing onto 13.5xm x 13.5cm square cards. The design can be purely focussed on the typographical aspect of the workshop if you wish, concentrating on letter forms and shapes.


The design could be very simple, using just four letters as suggested below:


L O           LOVE
V E            LOVE

C A           CARU
R U           CARU 

Alternatively, it could feature your own choice of words, with a complimentary border. Or, it could be a mix of letters and patterns or shapes eg. hearts/flowers. The design doesn't need to be complicated to be effective. The lettering could even be based on your own handwriting.

Please come with a rough plan on paper (fitting in a 10cm square) that we can develop into a finished design during the first hour of the workshop. You'll trace your finished design, then transfer, in reverse, onto the lino, then cut and print.

REMEMBER – before cutting, your design/text will be mirror-imaged, so when printed, it'll be 'the right way round' again and readable.


To finish the day you will be printing a unique card of your own design. We will also experiment with printing your design multiple times, in layers one on top of another, using semi-transarent ink, turning the lino by 90 degrees each time. As the design is turned and printed, sections of the letters/design will overlap to create exciting abstract patterns and in turn, produce a completely original artwork.

Ann Lewis PRCA copyright (c) 2022


 £70 includes all materials

Saturday 5th February 2022 - 'Love Letters' Linocut Workshop

Beginners welcome. Materials supplied.  Limited places - 6 students. Early booking advised.

Bookings contact: or call: 07909 333 929