Workshops

Come and enjoy a relaxed, fun and friendly workshop learning a new skill at my studio near Thame, in South Oxfordshire.

Bookings now being taken for Autumn and Christmas 2022

I run two different types of workshops:

Workshop one
INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT
Afternoon small group workshop covering the basics of Linocut, producing a set of one colour prints. £50 per person.
No previous experience necessary.
All materials included in the workshop fee.
Workshop linocut

We will cover…
Using the tools and mark making.
Selecting an image.
Different types of Lino.
Transferring the image to Lino.
Carving tips
Inking using water based inks.
Printing by hand


Dates throughout the year, currently…

Saturday 23rd July 1pm-5pm Introduction to Linocut *3 SPACES*
Saturday 5th November 1-5pm Introduction to Linocut / Linocut Christmas cards *4 SPACES*
Saturday 19th November 1-5pm Introduction to Linocut / Linocut Christmas cards *4 SPACES*
BOOK VIA MY SHOP SECTION

Alternatively bring a friend (or three!) and book this workshop as a private afternoon’s tuition (dates to be agreed by participants) (Max four people) £50 per person.

Workshop two
REDUCTION TECHNIQUE
Afternoon small group workshop covering the basics of reduction technique, producing an edition of multi-coloured prints using one lino block. £50 per person.
Some previous experience helpful, but not essential.
All materials included in the workshop fee.
Reduction workshop

We will cover…
Using the tools and mark making.
Selecting an image, choosing colours,
How to approach a reduction print
Transferring the image to Lino.
Inking using water based inks.
Registration (so the print layers line up)
Printing by hand
All materials included in the workshop fee.


Dates through the year currently...

Saturday 24th September 1pm-5pm
Multi-coloured reduction print *4 SPACES*
BOOK VIA MY SHOP SECTION

Alternatively bring a friend (or three!) and book this workshop as a private afternoon’s tuition (dates to be agreed by participants) (Max four people) £50 per person

If you can't quite see what you're looking for listed above or if you are looking for a workshop for your school, club or group, message me and we can discuss your requirements.
Workshops are suitable for adults and children over the age of 14
Numbers will be kept deliberately low to allow for spacing and airflow.


For queries please use the contact form, for bookings go to my SHOP section.
Workshop Testimonials

"Such a lovely afternoon. A fantastic way to switch off for a while. Gerry you are so talented and very inspirational. I will definitely come to another one"
- LW

"Heartiest thanks to Gerry Coles for guiding me through my first linocut reduction process. Her calm and precise guidance made the process clear and allowed a good grasp of the planning for the carving, and play of the colour composition. Gerry provided the right level of nudges and prompts whilst all the time nailing the colour abstractions I was attempting to convey verbally. Her uncluttered, well organised and well equipped studio in charming Oxfordshire provided a nourishing space for good things to flow. Well worth the trip to Oxfordshire! So chuffed by how this turned out!"
- N