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The classroom opens on the 7th of October for each class...

You can enroll now but won't have access to the lessons until the 7th...

This bundle of classes includes entry into both Lino Printing 101 and Lino printing 201. By bundling the courses you will have lifetime access to both self paced courses which will take you from the basics through to creating amazing finished artworks based around one colour hand printed lino blocks. 

You will be guided through an introductory exercise teaching you the basics using a geometric based block, then onto a stamp making exercise and using multiple small blocks. There are suggestions and discussions on ideation, inspiration and how you can extend these exercises rounding out 101.

From there you will move into the 201 classroom where you will undertake a complex one colour block, which we will then manipulate to create a number of different outcomes. There is a supplementary activities which helps you push it further with lessons covering printed backgrounds, ombre and rainbow prints, hand colouring prints, multiple block prints, working in series, and large blocks. We finish up with guidance and advice regarding a larger project.

This is a comprehensive bundle with both guided activities and lessons on techniques and information you need to get the most out of one colour hand prints. 

Both classes have a large number of videos, written directions and information as well as downloadable pdf's. Each class has a private facebook group for you to hang out in, and a pinterest board for you to share your work, and both come with discussion boards and regular access to me as your teacher. 

I have worked hard to put together a really comprehensive guide to hand printing one colour blocks, while hopefully inspiring you to explore lino prints and will give you the best chance at frustration free printing. 

I hope to see you in the classroom

below are the welcome videos for both classes to give you a bit more information.

Tracey Fletcher King

Bundle up and get printing

and here we have a video explaining the kit you will need to start 101... head over to the landing page for 201 for a more detailed kit for that one...

What is included in the bundle

Lino printing 101 and Lino Printing 201 are both included in this bundle. You have lifetime access to both for as long as Coursecraft is out there, and you automatically receive any new , extra or updated lessons. You will also have access to a discount for future add ons and can come back and revisit the classes at any time.

Are these classes Self-paced

Both Lino Printing 101 and Lino Printing 201 are self paced which means that all lessons are released at once and you work through them in your own time. I will be checking in regularly and it is set up that I receive a notification if you leave a comment so I will be able to respond as quickly as I am able, though sometimes this takes a day due a mix of high volume of comments and differing time zones.

Do I need a lot of equipment?

Kind of... you will need lino obviously but this is pretty easy to come by these days, and isn't as expensive as you think. You will also need a couple of lino tools... just one could work and they are available singly, though a set is also a great investment , but I would suggest that you have at least one v shaped gouge and at least one u shaped... these are the backbone of any kit. You will also need a brayer or hard roller of some sort, but these aren't too expensive, and some inks, or you can buy a medium called extender which turns your paints into inks. You won't need access to a printing press as we are hand printing so a wooden spoon works perfectly, or a baren if the budget extends, but as they are only a few dollars, this isn't too bad. Then you need something to roll your ink out on, which can be an old tray or a sheet of plastic and the final thing you will need is paper and pretty much anything you have on hand will do. There are some really reasonable kits out there which have everything you need to get started... I picked one up for $16 recently and I only just finished using the ink... a great investment! There is a video just above that has a basics kit for you...

I really want to try lino printing but I'm not very good at drawing. Does this matter?

We are all creative even if you don't think you are, and drawing is a skill that can be learned like any other so put that sort of negative self talk aside right now and come and play with us. My job as a teacher is to give you the skills to be able to get some of the ideas in your head out onto your lino, and we discuss some ways you can do this. It isn't all about drawing... there are loads of shortcuts to help you achieve great results. I can tell you that you will be creating some amazing work in no time. One of the big advantages of being in the class is that i am an experienced and trained art teacher, I even have a Masters in Art Education, and won awards for my research. I am completely and utterly committed to teaching art in a way that gives people the chance to be their best creative selves...

Is there a set time to complete the course?

The course comes with lifetime access on this platform so you can dip in and out as you like. You can revisit lessons and videos, you can pop in and chat with new and old participants on the discussion boards and be part of the fun on your terms. It is self paced and is for you to fit into your lifestyle. This is no pressure learning here!

Will it all work on tablets and phones, and do I need high speed internet?

High speed internet would be an advantage as there are a lot of videos, but it has all been configured to work on your ipads and devices as well as on computers. If you don't have access to a good internet connection, or plenty of data then you won't get the full advantages and best experience of the course. Videos are not downloadable as they are offered with lifetime access, so please take this into account when enrolling

Do I have to take part in the groups?

If you would like to be part of the Facebook group, or pin to our class Pinterest board you will be welcomed with open arms. If you don't then we will still have arms open. The joy of all this is you get to do it your way. You might like to stalk the groups and read and get a bit of courage happening before you post, or you might dive in with both feet. It is all about you so you can do as you like and you can change your mind at any time and either jump in or out as suits you.

How much will you be on hand to help me through the course?

This class is not run live so I won't be there waiting on you to ask questions, but I do have it set up so that I get notifications the minute you post questions to the discussion board or the facebook group. I endeavor to answer them with in 24 hours, keeping in mind that I can often be asleep while you are working and vice versa due to the differing time zones. I check in to the facebook groups regularly and this system has worked well with my other class Delicious Paint, so I envisage it should also work well here.

Can I share the course materials?

I hope you respect that this is a private course, that you and others have paid for, and that I have spent a lot of time putting together. So while I would encourage you to share your work in any and all forums that you like, but the work of others or specific content is not for general sharing sorry. I think that using your judgement is key about what you share and I certainly hope that you hashtag #linoprinting101 and #linoprinting201 like crazy and are proud of your work and shout that to the hilltops, but content and techniques and processes specific to the course and my teaching materials aren't for sharing outside of the classroom.

What if I change my mind about enrolling?

I am sorry but once you sign up then refunds will not be given. If there are technical difficulties I will work with Coursecraft to ensure these are sorted for you.

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