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Suitable for those with some initial linocut experience looking to expand their knowledge & technique.

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Suitable for those with some initial linocut experience looking to expand their knowledge & technique.

Saturday 3rd July 2021, 11am-5pm, (£50 for one day workshop)

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***



A day class suitable for those with some initial linocut experience looking to expand their knowledge & technique while enjoying the social scenario of a group workshop.

The class is suitable age 10 upwards, age 10-16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Students can expect to complete a small project or series of prints based on new techniques. Students will see demonstrations and examples for advanced lino print techniques: jigsaw style print, multi block (multi colour) print, lining up (registration) using collage papers, chine collection technique – larger scale printing (A4 or larger), printing on fabric.

Students can if they prefer - set themselves a project by discussing with the tutor beforehand. Examples might be printing a fabric scarf, printing an A3 size multi block print. Alternatively – students can arrive on the day with an open mind to see which demonstrations and new techniques they would like to experiment with.

There will be a lunch break giving students a chance to enjoy The Café at Reader.

Students will have their own equipment on the day (which is sanitised) Alternatively, they can bring their own if they’d prefer – or can buy a kit from Catherine directly. There will be materials and equipment on the day to purchase such as inks and papers.

The class is mostly taught by ‘hand press’ method however, students will have the opportunity to print with 2 different types of press (a roller and a vertical press). Catherine has over 20 colours of printing ink for students to choose from, different print base lino materials, different tools and blades to try, a selection of different rollers and papers.

Course Plan:

11-11.30 – introductions, brief discussion of mid level technique lino printing, a short warm up sketch exercise and a mark making exercise. As a mid level class, students should be finding new marks & building on existing technique.

11.30 – 12.00 – practice & experimental cutting exercise and test printing in black. (Catherine gives full demonstrations) Students here have chance to prepare some colour bases to print onto later.

12.00 – 12:30pm – break (chance for food and drinks in the café) The classroom remains open for students to lunch or to carry on working.

Following lunch, the agenda is fairly open and students can freely use the space as they wish – otherwise a suggested agenda as follows:

12:30 – 1:30pm – planning a project (Catherine will demo various techniques as listed above) Students will sketch out design ideas & discuss with Catherine a best approach.

1:30-4:45 – cutting plates and printing – as appropriate for each student.

Students will need to bring:

1) Pen/paper for notes

2) Apron/old shirt

3) Something to take work home in – A4 size minimum. Bring cardboard and A4 sheet to place work between to protect. Printing inks can take a week to fully dry.

4) A creative temperament! Looking at lino print inspiration ahead of the class is useful.

Catherine will provide the remaining materials (materials included in the price of tickets).

Tutor: Catherine Carmyllie

Catherine Carmyllie is a Liverpool based Artist currently working across painting and textile art. She completed a Textile Arts degree at Huddersfield University before spending 6 months at The Arts and Crafts Academy of Kuopio, Finland where she had the opportunity to learn ancient Scandinavian skills such as bookbinding, weaving, felt-making amongst others. Catherine regularly teaches workshops.


Saturday 3rd July 2021, 11am-5pm (£50 for one day workshop)


Calderstones Mansion House,

Calderstones Road,

Liverpool L18 3JB


(£50 for1 day workshop)


Materials will be provided by your tutor.



There are a maximum of 7 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible. We ask everyone to please respect social distancing guidelines, all staff will be keeping their distance too.

Regular cleaning and santizing measures will be in place.

Face coverings must be worn at all times.

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking you are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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dot-art was founded in Liverpool in 2006 and specialises in affordable, high quality, locally sourced art. We work with over 100 artists to provide an unrivalled choice of original art and limited edition prints for home or business, as well as offering a range of complementary services including; commissions, art rental, art consultancy, exhibition planning and implementation, bespoke framing, art valuation and restoration and artist sourcing.

All our work supports our not-for profit arm, dot-art Services CIC, which exists to support North-West based visual artists, both emerging and established, through a range of services and opportunities designed to help them develop their careers and gain exposure and promotion for their work, as well as delivering a programme of art classes (see: dot-art.co.uk/art-classes) across a range of Liverpool venues; Bluecoat; Everymans Theatre, the Williamson Tunnesl, Make Liverpool and Baltic Creative; and dot-art Schools, our innovative inter school art competition, launched in 2012 (see: schools.dot-art.com). 

Visit our gallery: 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX

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