A Piece of Lino, Some Ink, a Piece of Paper and You
Tutor : Michael Winters
Materials to be supplied by the student
A3 sketch book
4 sheets of A3 tracing paper
4 sheets of carbon paper
2 x HB pencils; 2 x 4H pencils
Box of coloured pencils
1 fine felt tip pen (black)
Retractable Stanley knife and spare blades
Roll of making tape
Roll of sticky-tape (Sellotape)
Tube of Tarzan Grip glue
Rollers for inking the blocks (should you have them)
Set of linocutting tools (art stores stock them, usually sold in a blue plastic wallet with clear plastic front)
A Speedball linocutting handle with several Speedball No. 1 cutting blades (optional)
45cm steel ruler
Coffee mug (tea, coffee, sugar and milk are not supplied by the School)
Reference materials for the class
You will need to bring a series of A4 black and white photocopies (these should be reproduced from photos). These will be the source of the subject matter for the prints you will make. These can be of simple domestic things around the house, landscapes (they could also be of street scenes and urban landscapes); people (in groups); faces; the figure or any subject you would like to use, as well as something from your imagination
Materials supplied by the tutor for purchase at the School - approx $85
Lino blocks x 3
Paper for printing
Ink for printing
Bench hook (for safe cutting of block)
N.B. Lino and paper for printing must be purchased from the tutor; this is to ensure that the lino and paper is of the same thickness, which is important for printing.
IMPORTANT: All electrical equipment required for your class at USQ must be ‘tag-tested’ by a qualified electrician prior to arrival in order to comply with safety rules. Eg: extension cords and hair dryers etc.
Estimated material cost: up to $60.00 – depending on how much you already own
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
If you bring any hazardous substance to the McGregor School, could you please ensure that you obtain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) from the supplier or obtain one from the manufacturer of this substance.
To do this, either ask the supplier from whom you purchase the hazardous substance, or read the contact details on the hazardous substance and contact the manufacturer and ask for a MSDS). Once you have obtained the MSDS, bring it with you to the school, and hand in a copy to the McGregor School office and or the Tutor.
Hazardous substance can be: e.g. solvents, acids, some paint and glues, chemicals, fixatives, fluxes and solders.
If you are unsure, the Supplier and or manufacturer should be able to inform you if the substance is classed as hazardous.