print course leicester print workshop

Leicester print workshop run a brilliant little course on a Thursday evening called Introduction to Print – just a little bit of everything over 6 weeks and I thought I’d have a go. So I’ve just finished it and tried out monoprinting, etching, drypoint, collagraph and proper linoprinting. Just loved it, and being able to experiment whilst having great technical support was fantastic.

I’ve been able to transfer some of the techniques I learnt to my home studio. I’ve been printing with linocut for a couple of years, but never before had access to a proper press, so now I think I’ll go down there to use the presses rather than faff around with a teaspoon, certainly for the bigger pieces. I’d never considered mono printing at home before, and the inks I’ve got for lino work really well for mono printing too, so I added some pieces to a group I’ve been working on about domestic abuse, which came out great (although of course it took me about 5 goes to get it right as it’s MONO printing and every mistake is a disaster).

Here’s a few examples of what I’ve been upto…