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2nd-2nd July 2024

Introduction to Linocut Workshop - Carve Out Time

The Beer Shop Folkestone, Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, UK

Before the class you will receive an
- Invite to my 41,000+ strong facebook group to share ideas, inspiration, images, etcetera.
- Invite to Pinterest boards for inspiration so you can prepare designs of your own beforehand if you would like to. Themes include floral, nude, tatoo and sea-side.

The class itself
In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to safely carve, transfer designs and test print a linocut in black and white, under the expert guidance of Fabia Goff.

Linocut is a printmaking technique, similar to 'potato printing' or 'wood carving' which can easily be practised at home. Although the basic principles of linocut are easy to learn, there are details, techniques and so on a beginner needs to know in order to produce successful prints.

In this workshop you will learn:

- How to keep safe while carving,
- How to make different marks with various tool heads,
- How to carve your first ever lino block,
(which will be started off for you so you to take away the stress of 'where to start' and making that first mark),
- Walk through of how to transfer designs onto future linoleum blocks,
- Show you how to ink your carved block and transfer a test print

By the end of the workshop you will have a test print of your print (A6 size) to take home and the knowledge and skills to continue making linocuts at home.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience. Maximum class size is 6 people.

Materials included
x3+ Small tester linoleum blocks (to practice carving and marks)
x1 A6 Partially carved linoleum block (east carve linoleum)
x1 A6 Easy Carve Linoleum block with a design ready transferred (to take away)
x1 A6 Plain easy carve linoleum block (for your next project)
x1 A6 Traditional linoleum block to experiment with
Pencils, rulers, tracing paper, linocut tools, testing ink and newsprint paper

You will need to bring
Ideas, creativity and any linocut tools or pieces you may have already started

6.30-9.30pm Tuesday 18th June
(Final call for refreshments at 10pm)

The Beer Shop, Folkestone

About the Tutor
Fabia Goff has been making linocuts for forteen years and has many years of teaching experience. She is an award winning pattern designer and artist with artwork featured in Wolf&Badger, designs in John Lewis, Laura Ashley and more. Find more of her art and designs in:
- Bloom&Whimsy in Folkestone,
- Canterbury Cathedral Gift Shop in Canterbury,
- The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury,
- Sids Emporium in Tenterden,
- Redrock Gallery in Faversham and
- Worldwide online.

About The Beer Shop
The Beer Shop is a cosy bar specialising in beers from independent breweries alongside a range of spirits, wine, proper cider and soft drinks. A pillar of the community it is a realxing space where you can unwind and take part in this small, bespoke linocut class. The venue is in the centre of town, moments from Folkestones famous 'Creative Quarter', Fabia's shop 'Bloom&Whimsy' (which she runs with her business partner The Mushroom Babes) and minutes from Folkestone Harbour Arm, Sunny Sands and wonderful nature walks (The Warren) and parks.

Words of encouragement
You don't have to be the next Van Gogh to come along - the partially and ready-to-carve blocks are there to help you get going and some designs prepped for easy transfer. I will open the chat for questions or if you need help - all you need is to bring some excitement, openness and maybe a few friends?

Class open to age 18+