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Reduction Linocuts

Reduction Linocuts
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  • Reduction Linocut



with guest tutor and master printmaker, Chris Daunt

SATURDAY & SUNDAY| May 6/7, 2017 | 10:00 – 16:00pm


Group size: 5

Price includes:

All materials and a delicious two course lunch


Light, spacious, well-equipped print room.

How to pay:

Click on the 'Add to shopping bag' above or email to make a 50% deposit. Balance due one month before the course starts.

Terms & Conditions


How to get there

4 in stock


What to expect?

Reduction linocut is a multi-coloured relief print process involving only one block. It removes the need for the labour of transferring the master drawing to several blocks. Chris uses the three-colour method that Picasso often used, also favoured by many Renaissance woodcut artists too.

  1. You will start by drawing your image indicating the colour separations to ensure success through out the process.
  2. You will then transfer the drawing to the lino remembering that your image will print in reverse. At this point all decisions become final. Cuts cannot be corrected or undone because in reduction printing you are effectively destroying the block as you progress – so you must make the final number of prints you require in your edition at the outset.
  3. Having decided on your first colour layer, your colours progress from light to dark. Anything you wish to show as white will be the first cut from this block. It is now time to print your first layer of colour.
  4. With the first layer printed, you will make the second set of cuts that will establish the mid-tone colours, apply your colour and print and repeat a third time for the final colour.
  5. You will also learn how to register your colours accurately.

There is an article by Chris in the Christmas edition of Artists & Illustrators. The best way to learn is from the man himself in the flesh.


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