Botanical lino relief printmaking
See course details, dates, costs, tutors & stories from students below
Over three days of this course, printmaker Bronte Adam will guide you through the processes of designing and executing a multi coloured lino relief print.
With aim to give your project some structure and direction, this course will focus on a botanical theme.
Initially you will learn about observational drawing and design planning, and then the techniques of intricate carving and unique colour separation to produce clean and complicated botanical prints.
You will go home confident in the print process, with some helpful maker tips and a suppliers list of tools and materials.
The photographs here are of Bronte's own work to inspire you.
£330 - Tuition fees
basic course materials included
but extras will be available at an additional cost
Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price
We also offer accommodation & evening meals
This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with experience
Bronte Adam is a printmaker who specialises in relief printing, her preferred method being lino and woodblock. Bronte particularly enjoys the challenge of carving intricate details into her print blocks which she combines with multi coloured separation, giving her clean and vibrant prints. Her prints bring to life galah cockatoos perched in eucalyptus trees or plump ripe grapefruits nestled among leaves
Bronte studied printed textiles and surface pattern design at Leeds Arts University. She has worked both as a freelance artist and as a commercial artist designing prints for homeware and children’s clothing. She has recently finished a major print commission redesigning the packaging for a uk soft drinks company which will be launched in early 2022.
Bronte takes inspiration from textile designers such as Josef Frank or the patterns and compositions found in Iznik pottery from the Middle East.
Stories from our students
What a fabulous course. Bronte is not just super talented but also an is an excellent teacher, with lots of patience too. I had some basic knowledge of printmaking but the techniques that she taught me have completely upgraded my printmaking and I came away with lots of confidence and ideas. Claire and Rob were fabulous hosts, providing lots of lovely company, scrumptious grub and warm and welcoming space - despite the howling gale and horizontal rain! - Tess
My first visit to Wernog Wood, a very warm welcome (and mug of coffee) awaited me and I immediately felt relaxed and at home. Superb workshop area and facilities. I arrived not knowing anyone and left having made new friends.
Excellent course, Bronte is a confident and inspiring tutor with much knowledge and experience of her craft. I had been anxious prior to the course, being a complete beginner in lino cutting and printing, but I need not have worried. I exceeded my expectations thanks to Bronte's positive attitude, encouragement and attentiveness to all her students needs. - Diane
Bronte is an excellent tutor and had clearly spent considerable time thinking about how to run the course and what materials to provide. The workroom was great - lots of natural light and a nice quiet environment in which to work.
A wonderful learning experience in a really relaxed and encouraging environment. Heartily recommended. Thank you. - Julian