Kevin Holdaway, Three Bridges, Newcastle

Leicester Print Workshop

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July
10.00am - 4.00pm

This course introduces you to Kevin Holdaway's practice of creating a reduction linocut. You will learn how to prepare, transfer and print from lino using this relief method an image onto paper.

This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.

You will learn the basics of reduction linocut onto paper and produce your own edition (A4). You will learn how to transfer an image onto lino, register and print onto paper to produce a small edition of your own print design. The added twist is you will be following Kevin's unique method. Participants will use acetate to reverse and translate the image and off set to create a second block. You will use a blended roll to create depth of field and you will create your own ‘Holdaway Print’.

You will be working to a maximum size of A4 and limited to six colours.

Kevin Holdaway has been the Senior Technical Instructor in Printmaking, at De Montfort University, since 1990. Although born in Hampshire, he has lived in Leicestershire since graduating with a Fine Art degree in 1989. He teaches a wide range of traditional printmaking techniques including: relief, screenprinting and intaglio, and enjoys passing on his skills to others who share his passion for print. Kevin is an internationally exhibited artist, and has been the Master Printer for various others including Fluxus Artist Alison Knowles and Concrete Poet Edwin Morgan. He also volunteers as a technical advisor at Milton Keynes Printmakers on a regular basis and has taught workshops demonstrating techniques across England. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.