Christmas wrapping paper workshop – Linocut block printing with Gill Thompson
In this workshop you will learn how to make high quality, hand printed Christmas wrapping paper, cards and gift tags using linocut. The workshop will focus on developing and creating a series of different designs that can then be printed to create unique and personal gift wrap. You will learn how to prepare your image, cut the lino block and print on to paper and card. You will learn how to print a repeat pattern, a turning pattern and a rotation pattern. No previous experience of printmaking is necessary – just bring along a few Christmas-themed ideas or images to work with and Gill will help you do the rest. Materials provided.
Gill Thompson is an artist and printmaker. Her work includes a variety of printmaking – linoprints, collagraph prints and etchings inspired by landscape and nature, reflecting the shapes, textures, light and shade of the island environment. Gill exhibits her work successfully both here and on the mainland and enjoys sharing her printmaking skills and inspiring others to experiment. She studied art in the United States and at Hereford College of Art and The Print Shed, Herefordshire.