Spend a day exploring the jigsaw method of linocut to create an edition of multi-colour prints.
Printing a linocut jigsaw style is an easy way to print a design in multiple colours. You cut the block into pieces, ink them up separately, then put the lino block back together to print.
Your tutor will guide you through designing an image for the jigsaw printing method. You will also be shown how to carve the lino block, apply the inks, and print it – both with our traditional Albion relief printing press, and burnishing by hand. You will be shown examples of lino prints made using this method, and advice on the kind of designs that work best.
The jigsaw printing method is an ingenious way to make impressive, multi-coloured prints without having to carve multiple blocks, attempt a reduction cut, or put your paper through the press more than once. It’s also very satisfying to do!
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Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and disabled toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one dedicated disabled car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street.