Workshop

A Handmade Christmas: Linocut Wrapping Paper

29 Nov 2020

Regular hours

Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

100

Clayhill Arts

Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bridgwater

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Join Somerset artist Jackie Curtis in making your very own linocut Christmas wrapping paper!

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Under Jackie’s expert tuition you’ll learn all the techniques required to carve your own design into a single coloured Lino block and the basics of repeat pattern design to create your own Christmas paper. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece you can take home the results.

Why not complete your festive preparations by attending Jackie’s linocut Christmas card workshop on Saturday. By attending both days you’ll receive a discount on the cost for each course and will have the satisfaction of being prepared for the big day.

Blocks will be no bigger than 5” x 7” (landscape or portrait format) or 6” square.

Jackie Curtis is an artist and printmaker inspired by the natural world. She can often be found walking on the Somerset Levels observing the landscape and birds, sketch book and camera in hand; looking for materials and ideas to use in her printmaking.

Jackie works from her Somerset studio using relief techniques. Her monoprints are spontaneous, lively innovative prints often created as an immediate response to recent experiences. The collagraphs, produced from a collage of materials, are rich in texture and depth of tone. Linocuts are more intricate and stylised with strong elements of pattern, whilst her woodblocks are influenced by natural grain, shape and flaws in the wood. Recent work includes en plein air printmaking creating blocks outside from foraged materials and using a portable press on location.

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