I am sure you can imagine my delight when I spotted an email from Norfolk Museum Service offering a free print workshop for museum pass holders. Within five minutes of reading the email I was booked on the course!!
A local artist ran the course, using the new exhibition “Never had it so good” at Time and Tide as a source of inspiration.
I sneaked a few pictures (no flash was used!)
The printing technique taught was lino. I have to admit I have never been enthusiastic about lino!
Michael provided us with cut out shapes to inspire us. We were instructed to play with the shapes and come up with an abstract design.
This abstract shape formed the basis of our lino cut design.
Cutting out the lino took a little time (funny how everyone chose the small postcard sized pieces of lino to work with!).
Michael encouraged us to cut round our design, carving a little of the space around the shape away. Having printed one colour to then cut away more of the lino thus changing the print design, ready to over print.
I’m not overly struck with the design I came up with, but does that matter?? I had fun, experimented and met new people.
I love this design:)
So what did I take away from the workshop? Personally the idea of using basic cut out shapes as a means of inspiring designs. How do you spark ideas?