Printmaking at Home: Creating Linocut Patterns

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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6 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      0:43
    • What is Linocut

      1:41
    • Materials & Tools

      2:33
    • Making Marks

      5:00
    • Printing Linocut Patterns

      1:45
    • Using Your Patterns & Conclusion

      0:56

About This Class

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Linocut is a really easy hand-printing technique you can use to create your own wrapping paper, handmade wallpaper, art prints, gift cards and presents for the festive season. This class will give you the opportunity to design and create wonderful handmade patterns and illustrations at home without needing to draw sophisticated elements first!

I am Dominic from Attitude Creative, and in this class I will be sharing how to create you own handmade linocut patterns and print them at home using equipment usually found in your kitchen. 


In this class you will learn:

  • what tools, materials and equipment you need to create homemade linocut patterns;
  • how to carve artists lino and create different marks, patterns and textures;
  • basic printmaking techniques in a home environment;
  • how to form a repeatable pattern.


This class is suitable for pretty much any skill level and covers all techniques required. Absolute beginners are welcome!


Tools, materials and equipment:

  • Lino & Wood Carving Chisel Tool Set;
  • Artists lino;
  • Cutting mat (or something else to protect your work surface);
  • Tablespoon;
  • Hard rubber ink roller;
  • Craft knife;
  • Fibre-based paper;
  • Acrylic paint, oil paint or block printing inks.

Please refer to the post on the Community Board for this class for the detailed description of the tools & materials needed.


I cannot wait to see your linocut patterns, join in now and share your designs!


Resources:

Printmaking — Research Board on Pinterest 

If you are interested in making digital patterns check out our class Source & Mix: Digital Patterns from Vintage Encyclopaedia Illustrations.

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Good introduction, straight forward. Tips on inexpensive materials. Best linocut workshop on skillshare
This was a great class. Simple but easy to follow.
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Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand

Graphic Design & Photography

We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. We have started back in 2008 with a strong focus on branding and print design, but lately our focus has shifted to personal projects, visual experimentation and teaching on Skillshare. Our nomadic studio Attitude Creative has travelled with us from Moscow to the depth of Germany and back to the UK, and is now run from a cute garden house hidden away in the middle of Engl...

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