5th & 6th June Linocut & Collage Landscape with John Scott Martin PPRBSA
Linocut and Collage Landscapes
with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA ARSMA FRSA
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th June 2020
10am – 4pm both days
All abilities welcome
Learn how to create effective linocuts with eminent printmaker and new tutor, John Scott Martin.
We are delighted that John will be teaching our students how to produce effective linocuts using traditional methods and also incorporating collage. You will be learning from a hugely experienced painter-printmaker, past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Associate Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Don’t let this list intimidate you – his main aim is to imbue his love of printing and to share the many skills and techniques that he has learnt over the years. Beginners are most welcome.
What you will learn on this workshop:
-How to select materials
- Learn about the basic techniques required for this medium
- Select an image, consider composition and learn how to trace the image and transfer in reverse onto lino
- Cutting and proofing the block
- How to use the proof to create a number of collages
- Printing your block
- Benefit from a final appraisal, questions and feedback
Please bring the following with you:
- Scalpel or craft knife
- Small ruler
- Bring any images that you would like to develop. John will also provide some images you can work from
- Pencils and / or sketching pens
- A small supply of A4 cartridge paper sheets
- Lunch! There is no café at Griffin Mill, so please bring a packed lunch with you
John will provide the following, so please do not bring:
- Tracing paper
- Ink rollers
- Lino blocks
- Lino cutting tools
- Small book press
- Printing inks
- White spirit
- Pva glue
- Papers for collages
All students receive an extra 5% off in our extensive mill shop which opens at 9am.
About John Scott Martin
John is a practising painter and printmaker. He ended a long career in graphics, printing, photography and design management to return to his first love. He is well known for his images of Cornwall, the mining landscape and nautical scenes. He has worked with the National Trust and taken every opportunity to head below ground to document the mining imagery of West Cornwall. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks. He exhibits and sells mixed media linocuts and paintings with no less than eight galleries. He occasionally writes for The Artist magazine.
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