Printmaking: A Piece of Lino, Some Ink, a Piece of Paper and You!
Tutor in Residence
Michael Winters, Canberra
Michael studied fine art (painting) at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1958/63. He left for Greece in 1965 and this began a life time association with Greece, particularly the island of Leros. He then went to Sweden and spent a year studying printmaking at Stockholm’s major art school. Michael is known for his multi-coloured linocuts of Greece and in 2007 he set up a printmaking studio on Leros where he produced a suite of linocuts that responded to the island’s various realities. It is these multi-coloured techniques that students will be shown at the Winter School.
This printmaking workshop will allow you to explore the medium of the lino-cut, firstly as a simple black-and-white image, then moving on to a more complex image, incorporating colour and the use of two or three blocks. These images could be about your own domestic world, the landscape or even the human figure. Students will be shown a range of lino-cuts by various printmakers, both Australian and European, who have used the medium in a highly original and expressive way. This workshop will develop your technical ability in the medium as well as your awareness of composition and colour.
A materials list is available with suggested items.
Intermediate to advanced
You are able to enrol on-line or an enrolment form is available in pdf format for you to complete and either fax or post.