Workshops

Did you do linocut at school and would like to pick up where you left off?
Have you got a kit at home that you never got round to using?
Have you always liked the look of linocut but weren't sure where to start?
Have you dabbled in the past but need a bit more guidance?

Why not come to a workshop?
Come and enjoy a relaxed, fun and friendly workshop learning a new skill at my printmakers studio near Tetsworth, in South Oxfordshire.
Gerry’s studio sign

  • small groups (typically 5 people or fewer)
  • expert, friendly, supportive tutor
  • individual attention
  • use of top quality tools, paper and inks
  • demonstration of all techniques
  • select and carve your own design
  • fully equipped printmaking studio
  • superb countryside location
  • safe, free, off-road parking
  • fully insured and DBS checked


I run two different types of workshops

Workshop one
INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT
Friendly, small group workshop covering the basics of Linocut. First producing a hand-carved stamp and then moving on to use an image that you bring, to produce a set of one colour prints. Fully supportive expert tuition, guaranteed individual attention and use of top quality tools and materials. You will produce a print to be proud of and be equipped with your newfound skills to continue your printmaking journey at home.
No previous experience necessary.
All materials included in the workshop fee.
Introduction to Linocut workshop

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

Saturday 6th July 2024 Introduction to Linocut *FULLY BOOKED*
Saturday 7th September 2024 FULL DAY 10.30am-4.30pm Introduction to Linocut *FULLY BOOKED*

Saturday 5th October 2024 FULL DAY 10.30am-4.30pm Introduction to Linocut *4 SPACES*

Saturday 16th November 2024 1-5.30pm AFTERNOON Lino Christmas cards! *3 SPACES* £60pp

BOOK VIA MY SHOP SECTION
Gift certificates also available.


Alternatively bring friends and book an Introduction to linocut workshop as a private afternoon’s tuition (dates to be agreed by participants) (minimum 2, maximum 6 participants) £60 per person. Please message me for this option.

Workshop two
REDUCTION TECHNIQUE
Friendly, small group workshop covering the basics of reduction technique, carving and printing from one block multiple times producing an edition of multi-coloured prints. Fully supportive expert tuition, guaranteed individual attention and use of quality tools and materials. You will produce a set of prints to be proud of and be equipped with your newfound skills to continue your printmaking journey at home.

Some previous experience is helpful, but not essential.
All materials included in the workshop fee.
Reduction print 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

Current dates...
Watlington ArtsHub Saturday 13th April 10.30am - 4.30pm ( please message me for more details)
Saturday 3rd August 2024 AFTERNOON Reduction technique 1pm - 5.30pm £60pp *2 SPACES*

BOOK VIA MY SHOP SECTION

If you are interested in a workshop but the date doesn't suit, please message me. I'll add names to a list and contact you when I have enough people to run it.
Alternatively bring friends and book this workshop as a private afternoon’s tuition (dates to be agreed by participants) (minimum 2, maximum six participants) £60 per person. Please message me for this option.

If you can't quite see what you're after or if you are looking for a bespoke workshop for your school, club or group, message me and we can discuss your requirements.
Workshops are suitable for adults and accompanied children of secondary school age.
Fully insured and DBS checked.
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

Yesterday I went to a really fabulous Lino cut workshop with Gerry Coles. I cannot recommend this more. The place was set up with EVERYTHING you could need including plasters !!( which I didn’t need) and Gerry is so welcoming and generous with her time, information and equipment. Cannot recommend this enough- fabulous gift idea, or do with a group of friends. Nothing is forgotten”
K


“We just wanted to say a very big thank you for our amazing workshop today. We all enjoyed our afternoon with you so much and have come away feeling very inspired and proud of ourselves for managing to create a print of our own. You made us so welcome and you were very kind making us many cups of tea and coffee. We would all love to do another workshop in the future if you didn’t mind having us again.”
- J

"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"
- L

"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

“I just want to thank you so much for the brilliant workshop yesterday. You made it so easy and enjoyable. You also made the afternoon feel so comfortable for all!
Massive thanks again.”
- L

"Just the most fabulous and fun afternoon, Gerry. Thank you so much for your informative fun and flexible teaching style. I had the most wonderful time and spent the whole pretty drive back spotting things to photograph and then make into prints! I was so proud of what I took home"
- J