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  • Start: Saturday 19 May - 10:00
  • Estimated End: Saturday 19 May - 16:00
  • Rating: 16+
  • Auditorium: EW Workshop

Admission: £45

This full-day workshop with printmaker Susan Yeates provides an exploration into colour relief printing from lino blocks using the ‘reduction method’.

This reduction technique allows for several colours to be printed in sequence from the same block, which is progressively cut away as each colour is printed. Reduction printing is a quick and economical way of achieving complex colour prints without the need for separating out the colour elements onto several blocks. It also takes a little while to get your head around it and achieve successful results, so we have dedicated a full day to just this.

The workshop will start by showing example works, explaining the technique and then working on your own designs to prepare for cutting the different colours. We will look at transferring your design onto the lino and how to cut the block. Within the day we will look at registration, which is essential to make sure that all your colours line up and we will be printing an edition of your prints with or without a press (your choice). At the end of the day all students will have completed a 2-3 colour reduction print. There is plenty of time to ask questions, get individual help and also see example works.

The process of reduction printing can easily be reproduced or continued at home once the workshop has finished.

Please bring along a few ideas or images to work with and we will help you to convert these into beautiful reduction prints.

Materials provided including access to a relief printing press for the day. It helps if you have carried out lino printing before or been to one of Susan’s beginner workshops, but basics will be covered if you are a beginner and do fancy joining us.