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Back by popular demand this linocut workshop will teach you how to create a repeat design for gift wrapping paper, book covers or wallpaper.

All materials will be provided and no design experience is necessary.

Saturday 15th June 2024 | 11am-4pm | Fee £60 | Booking is essential

Event Dates
15/06/24 - 15/06/24

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy, North Wales

What to do before the class

To make full use of the given time to learn about creating repeat designs and cutting & printing lino, you'll need to do a little preparatory work prior to Ann's masterclass.

Please bring a sketch/design which fits within a 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm square, which is 'hand-sized' and easy to repeatedly ink up and press onto the Mulberry paper.

The design mustn’t touch the edges as this will stop the design from repeating seamlessly.

The sketch/design can be any subject you wish (motif, symbol or a ‘pattern’) but please try to think in solid areas of tone, rather than a line drawing, as this lends itself better to a repeating design. The example above happens to be a symmetrical design but it doesn’t need to be.

What to expect from the workshop

You’ll be shown how to adapt your sketch, quarter it to create a seamless design (see below) and transfer it to a 12cm x 12cm square of lino. Then you'll repeat-print your lino block on mulberry paper (which will be provided), to create your own unique wrapping paper/book cover etc.

Please feel free to bring any other papers which you want to experiment with printing on i.e. tissue paper, brown paper, sugar paper, etc.

Below is a visual summary of how to ‘quarter’ a sketch to creates a seamless, repeating design. We will do this on the day – you don’t need to do this in advance.

To book and for more information call 01492 593413 or email

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