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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

In order 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 12cm x 12cm square. 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.

On the day, 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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