A Handmade Christmas: Linocut Wrapping Paper
With Jackie Curtis
Join Somerset artist Jackie Curtis in making your very own linocut Christmas wrapping paper! 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.
All of our bedrooms here at Clayhill are en-suite so you will have your own private space to retreat to and relax in after spending your day in the meditative space of the Studio. We provide you with your own towels and bathroom products for use throughout your stay and you can enjoy the extensive grounds well into the evening.
If you choose to stay with us, bespoke meals using locally sourced ingredients will also be included.
We have also set up a payment plan, so that you can spread the cost of the sessions over the next 4 months. You will find the option for doing this as you enter the checkout page.
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.
Visitors are welcome by appointment to Jackie’s studio in Bawdrip; please email, email@example.com or ring 01278 685911. She is a member of the Chandos Society of Artists and participates annually in Somerset Art Weeks. To keep up to date with recent work and forthcoming exhibitions please follow her on Twitter and visit her website.
Safety is paramount and we have take a number of precautions here at our venue. During this course, we will be making use of a hand-held camera, which will be connected to a large screen in the room so your tutor will be able to demonstrate the intricacies of the linocutting and to safely instruct your own work at a safe 2m distance.
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Do the students need to bring anything?
- We will be using water-based ink but please bring aprons or wear old clothing.
- Sketches, photographs of potential subjects for their linocut.
- Any lino cutting tools that they have already.
- Special paper or fabric they may like to print onto. (Ink is not waterproof but fabric could be stitched into for cards)
What is included?
All resources as well as tea, coffee and lunch. For those who choose to stay the night, breakfast, lunch and a bespoke dinner will be provided as part of the cost of the course.
Who is this suitable for?
Beginners and people who are new to lino cutting
We offer Gift Vouchers for use with our courses and events.