Christmas ‘Cuts! Wednesday 13 November 5.30 – 8.30 pm

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Date: 13/11/2019 - 13/11/2019
Time: 17:30 - 20:30
Location: Art & Craft Collective 93 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1QG
Phone: 0131 629 9123


Learn how to make a linocut print with one of our Collectivists, member of Edinburgh Printmakers, Masha Tiplady (Masha and the Prints).  In this workshop you will design, carve and print your own, single colour linocut piece – either as a card or art print for framing. Masha will teach you some basic techniques and by the end of the evening you will have enough knowledge to start printing independently at home, as well as a lovely handmade print!

The theme of this workshop is Christmas – you can design and make two Christmas themed linocuts from which you will be able to print as many of your own cards or prints as you wish at home – perfect personalised festive items.  The single colour linocut technique lends itself particularly well to Christmas card design – it is graphically bold and the printing process gives a very particular handmade finish.

Feedback on Masha’s previous linocut workshops:

“It was amazing!”
“Thank you so much!! Learned a lot and will continue to do this.”
“Friendly and not too prescriptive.”
“Thanks for the biscuits” (lol)

Linocut printing in the modern day

The linocut technique of printing has risen and fallen in popularity over the years. With artists like Picasso and Matisse popularising and demonstrating the potential of the technique, its acceptance as a fine art practice was solidified. But as the printmaker and publishers collaborated to produce more complex images, it is practiced much more rarely nowadays.

Masha, our workshop tutor, in her own words:

“Born in Moscow, Russia, I’ve lived in Edinburgh for the last 15 years and now call it home. In the past, I’ve worked with different media such as pastels, charcoal and watercolours but with the arrival of our daughter and the (occasional) downtime that entailed I rediscovered the linoprint and totally fell in love with it.
To me, it’s a perfect medium, which combines a thorough planning and methodical labour-intensive process with an element of a complete surprise- you really don’t get to see the final result until you draw your picture on a bit of lino, then carve it, then ink it and roll it out onto a bit of paper. I also like the fact that linocut allows for pretty much endless possibilities of experimenting with colours, always with subtly different and often exciting results.

All materials and refreshments will be provided.

Four places are available at the workshop.