Introduction to Print


Sun Feb 12 2023 at 03:30 pm to 06:30 pm


Lavender Print School | London, EN

Sunday 12th February | 3:30 - 6:30pm
This Introduction to Printmaking workshop is a great way to start your printmaking journey. You will be shown two techniques: Lino and Drypoint, choosing one to explore for the rest of the workshop. It's the perfect class for creative enthusiasts, beginners or someone wanting to learn a little more about printmaking.
See a demonstration of two Printmaking techniques from our printmaker.
Get guidance and support throughout.
Learn how to design, carve/etch and print your designs.
Take home an edition of prints and knowledge you have learned throughout the workshop.
Tutor: Lorenzo Davitti
Lorenzo Davitti was born in Florence and graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence, Italy, and earned a MA degree in Illustration and Visual Media at the London College of Communication, London, UK. He has worked as a freelance illustrator, animator and colourist before specialising in printmaking. He lives in London, where he also works as a Printmaking technician at UCA. Lorenzo has great knowledge in lino, etching, mono, wood cut and book binding.
Lorenzo’s process is one where accidental gestures are counterbalanced by controlled application of the technique. Decisions regarding marks, lines and colours are taken intuitively and rapidly; in this experimental method, planning is as valid as improvisation or accident.
Selected exhibitions include the National Original Printmaking Exhibition, in the Bankside Gallery; the Awagami Printmaking Exhibition, Japan; Woolwich Contemporary Print Festival; the London Design Festival, in London; the College Book Art Association Meeting, USA; the Fourth International Printmaking Biennal, Serbia.
What are the different techniques of printing that I will be learning?
Drypoint printmaking
Drypoint involves scratching an image into a thin plastic or metal sheet using a range of metal tools.
The lines that are made are then filled with ink and transferred onto paper.
Lino printmaking
Lino is what we in the business call 'relief' printing and works in the opposite way to drypoint.
You will work by cutting away everything but the image, then ink the outlying surface, and print onto paper.
What experience do I need?
You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on all processes.
What will I go home with?
You will leave with your own hand-made prints as well as the technical skills and knowledge to continue your artwork beyond the workshop.
Do I have to bring any materials?
Please bring along some reference photos and ideas of designs you may want to do. If you would like to trace these photos please bring A6 size images. We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, plastic and paper. Bringing an apron is recommended.
How many people are in a workshop?
There are up to 8 students in a class.

Where is it happening?

Lavender Print School, Unit 151 Battersea Business Centre,London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

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