Lino Printing workshop - Bristol - 27/03/2020

Really excited to be hosting another lino printing workshop in my studio space in Bristol - this one is on Friday 27th March - and it is always lots of fun!

Here are the details:
We will try out the different lino cutting tools, materials and different inks in a step by step way so that you can explore the areas you are interested in. These are all provided in the ticket price.
These workshops are perfect for those who have no experience, those who haven’t made art-work since school, artists who would like to try printmaking, or anyone needing a bit of a refresher.
Feel free to bring anything for inspiration (sketchbooks, doodles, photos, etc) but I also have lots of things around that we can use as a starting point.
Tea/coffee, savory nibbles and cakes/biscuits all provided to keep energy levels up!

and here is the link to TICKETS if you fancy coming along


Lino cut print - Wolf Nursery School

Inspired by the wild weather, recent super moon, winds and storms - a little lino print of wolves...

These are the friendly ones though, not the wild beasties of the night - these are the jolly young ones playing at the wolf nursey school!

Trying to achieve wolfish body language in a little lino cut - without making them ferocious and snarling, that is my self imposed lino challenge.


Lots of lino printing events coming up this Spring...

I have just updated my website with some of the lino printing events that I have got coming up and it is a great list!   Take a look below or check them out on my site where all the links are sitting...I might try to fit a few more in too if I get the chance.

Workshop - Sunday 9th Feb - Lino Printing Workshop at We Make Bristol - suitable for all, an introduction to Lino printing using Bristol landmarks as inspiration.  Details HERE
Workshop - Tuesday 11th Feb - Lino Printing beginners workshop at my Studio in Bristol BS3 10.00am - 1.00 pm £30.00 - with snacks and tea/coffee
Try out the tools, make a lino block and print on greetings cards, gift tags, lovely printmaking papers etc - lots of help if needed, no drawing skills needed, just come and play.  Contact me on melaniewickhamlino@gmail.com to book a place/find out more...
Frome Independent - 1st March - I will be with my trusty suitcase, so come and say hello! First Frome Independent of the season...
North Wales Print Fair - Sat 7th March - Really excited to be heading to NORTH WALES PRINT FAIR at MOSTYN - will bring lots of lino prints, come and say 'Hello' - details HERE
Workshop - Sunday 29 March - at We Make Bristol - suitable for all, an introduction to Lino printing using Nature as an inspiration.
Southbank Arts Trail - 16 & 17 May Southbank Arts Trail - My local Arts Trail in BS3 - always a good one!
Manchester Print Fair - 23rd May - Manchester Print Fait at Manchester Cathedral - lots of printy goodness, all day long!
Shopcreative Pop Up Market at Cabot Circus - 30 & 31st May - looking forward to this fun weekend in Bristol, lino prints, tote bags, enamel mugs - I will bring them all...


Lino Printing Workshops 2020

I have started adding a few Spring lino printing workshops to my website - keep an eye out...

They are suitable for beginners, improvers, craft explorers...so come along even if you think you can't draw or if you want to try something new - it is so much fun making your own printing blocks.

Website link is HERE

Feel free to send a message too if you can't make the dates that are listed or have something in mind as a project as I am often able to fit in extra slots at my studio in Bristol for some printy play!


Exhibition at Harts Bakery

Starting 2020 with a lino print exhibition at the amazing HARTS BAKERY in Bristol from 7th Jan 2020.

Very excited to be asked to show my work here again as it is the most fab place, incredible bread, cakes, coffee - cannot wait to be there again!


Totterdown Arts Trail - this weekend in Bristol

Looking forward to Totterdown Arts Trail this weekend - I am going to be at Hawthorne Street BS4 if you are in Bristol and want to pop in - a house filled with ceramics, printmaking, fabric, mice, fishes, penguins, bridges, bears and tapirs!  Yay.

Open Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday 15th/16th/17th November 2019.


Lino printing in gold ink

 Here is a peek at my Bristol lino print in gold coming up off the lino block - always a good moment when it has worked well.  I've started using gold ink for some of my lino editions and really enjoy the way it makes them look.  I think this lino print, with lots of little buildings, works really well in this colour way.  The gold does show up really well on white paper too, but this black Stonehenge paper is the one for me.