Tutor: Kevin Holdaway http://www.kevintraditionalprintmaker.co.uk/
Everyone can relate to a relief print in some way and we all have a certain level of understanding of the technique. Whether it be trying a linocut process at school or even just the humble potato print, the principle is the same, you are cutting into a flat surface and inking up the relief left. You do not need any highly technical equipment just a flat surface for inking and a roller for the application of the ink. As this is one of my favourite techniques I am sure you will enjoy the day.
Relief printing has many possibilities, which I will show you examples of, but we will be concentrating on the reduction method. This where an initial design is gradually printed and cut at different stages, slowly changing the surface throughout the process, reducing the printable area. You will learn how to make a small edition of a three or four reduction colour linocut.
You will be taught how to prepare the block, transfer your image, cut the surface away, mix ink, ink the block, register and make an edition of print. I will also cover how you can continue your print at home without the use of a press.