5 week Botanical Relief Printmaking with Rosanna Morris
Tuesday 28 February – 28 March 2022
1.30pm – 4.30pm
5 week Botanical relief printmaking course – with Rosanna Morris
In this 5 week course you will experiment with Lino and wood to create a couple of small edition’s of relief prints. We will look at contemporary printmakers and draw inspiration from the botanical world, experimenting with mark making and different tools to create unique block prints.
Bring sketchbooks, enthusiasm and botanical print inspiration.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who wish to refresh their print skills in our beautiful printmaking workshop.
Linocut – mark making, tools + using a barren/wooden spoon to print at home.
Introduce print artists and talk about their mark making etc.
homework – drawing from the natural world.Week 2
Linocut – advanced A5 image drawn from flowers brought into the classroom
Press demonstration.Week 3
Working with wood A4 – introduce more botanical artists
Develop wood pieces + practice printing
Print session – explanation of numbering and dating – how to keep track – lots of time on the press and hand printing our editions to take home.
All materials provided. You can bring a couple of bunches of flowers / could be dried to be re-used or collected locally in February depending what is available then.
Artist info:Rosanna has worked in the realm of print for over 10 years. She first encountered woodcut at 19 during her foundation diploma in Bristol, UK, Where she created huge life size portraits of British farming and pasted them on abandoned walls around the city.
She went on to study Illustration at Camberwell School of Art, where she developed her own unique style, evoking the traditional feel of British Wood Engravings within the aesthetic of contemporary illustration.
Her interest in Printmaking took her to Mexico, where she visited various Printmaking collectives. It was while learning from Printmakers in Oaxaca that she deepened her relationship with the medium of Relief, and began to understand the potential for Print as a means of communication and a collaborative process. In 2016 Rosanna co-founded Cato Press, where she prints, teaches and facilitates a space for members of the studio.
Rosanna has also long been interested in sustainability, food sovereignty and growing food. Many of her prints explore themes of agriculture, horticulture and the natural world. She believes in the use of print as a medium of communication and the exploration of ideas and is always seeking to inspire with her work.