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Lino Printing: Pattern, Shape & Colour with Emily Vanns

Join Artist Emily Vanns in an all day Lino printing workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those who would like to explore new techniques.

Lino Printing: Pattern, Shape & Colour with Emily Vanns
Lino Printing: Pattern, Shape & Colour with Emily Vanns

Time & Location

28 Jan 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

Knot Works, Knot Works, 64 London Road, Southborough, TN4 0PR

About the Event

What You Will Learn

Join Artist Emily Vanns in an all day Lino printing workshop. In this workshop you will learn about the process of creating your own lino prints, from choosing and tracing a design, to preparing, carving and inking your lino plates. 

The theme of the workshop will be "Pattern, Shape & Colour". We will be exploring different ways of using these elements to create your very own unique prints. We will be looking at different techniques to create patterns, working together to choose which way will best bring your ideas to life. These will include tessellation, the puzzle method and stamps.

At the end of the workshop you will take home the lino plates that you have carved and the artworks that you have printed.

What to bring

Everything you need for the workshop will be provided including aprons but please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty or inky. Please be aware that lino printing involves the use of sharp tools.

Feel free to bring along some inspiration, although plenty of books and images will be around on the day to get your creative juices flowing!

Think about what inspires you...

  • Nature or Architecture?
  • Organic patterns or geometric shapes?
  • Do you have a favourite artist that uses patterns for example, Matisse, Orla Kiely or William Morris?
  • Do you like repeat patterns or prefer something abstract?
  • Something ornate and delicate, or bold and modern?

Skill Level

This workshop is suitable for beginners or those who would like to explore new techniques.

Number of places available


Your tutor for the day:  Emily Vanns

Emily Vanns is an artist living and working in East London. She has a BA in Fine Art from Kingston University and has studied at The Royal Drawing School.

The focus of her practice is printmaking, specifically lino cuts. Influences on her work include metaphysical painting, surrealism, literature, folklore, mythology, theatre design, architecture and botany.

Since 2019 Emily has hosted printmaking workshops for beginners and improvers, wanting to learn simple and fun ways to make prints.


Schedule on the day

Please arrive at the studio between 9.30-9.45 ready for the workshop to begin promptly at 10am.

We will have a tea break in the morning and afternoon and stop for lunch at 1pm.

We will provide hot drinks and biscuits, but please bring your own lunch. There are several cafes and shops located nearby the studio on Southborough High Street where lunch can be purchased - Earl Grey Tearooms is right next door! We encourage students and tutors to have lunch together in the studio so we can all get to know each other!


High Brooms railway station is approx. 15 minutes walk from the studio and provides direct train links to London and the South East. There is a metered car park located 5 minutes walk from the studio on Yew Tree Road, and on street parking is available.


The studio is on the ground floor with one threshold step to the front door. Please get in touch if you have any questions about access and we will be happy to chat about it in more detail and do what we can to accommodate you.

Cancellations & Covid Policy

Bookings for our workshops are non-refundable. Please check the dates and details above carefully before you confirm your booking.

If government restrictions dictate that we need to cancel the workshop for any reason due to Covid-19 we will refund the total cost of the workshop. When we are able to reschedule, we will offer first refusal to those who previously signed up.

Read Event Terms and Conditions here. 


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