Radical Mexican Woodcuts

Available by demand, for groups of four or more adults.

Printmaking - the nature of which, one is able to make many editions, has always had connections with political activism. We will learn about the tradition of radical Mexican woodcuts, and make our own versions with linocut! You can bring some of your own images to work from, or take inspiration from the prints provided. We will produce an edition of five which we will learn how to sign and finish professionally. 

Linocut prints are created using linoleum – the same stuff that covers kitchen floors. It emerged as an alternative to traditional woodcut printing, largely because it is easier to cut than wood and has no grain.

Using specialist tools, the artist carves out an image in the lino and discards the pieces that have been cut away. Ink is then applied with a roller to the remaining raised areas, and the image is created on paper either by hand, by applying pressure (in its most rudimentary form the back of a spoon), or by feeding the paper and lino through a printing press. 

Professional printmakers Liorah and Luke will guide you through the process, so beginners are welcome, and those who are more experienced. Our classes are small, friendly and fun. A great way to do something creative with your weekend!

To book drop us an email on lavenderprintschoollondon@gmail.com