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Lino Printing Christmas Cards & Modern Calligraphy

6 December 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT

lino print bird
lino print of a bird
creating lino prints
christmas calligraphy tags

Join us for a wonderfully festive workshop where you will learn the basics of lino printing with our tutor Kirsty Hall. Lino printing is a very relaxing pass-time, creating print after print with different inks. You will use the pre-cut lino blocks and coloured inks to create 12 Christmas card designs, as well as gift tags and place setting cards.

You will have access to a range of pre-cut designs which you can ink yourself and layer to create unique cards for the festive season. This lovely process is fun to work with and you can experiment with colour and composition.

After a delicious, home-made lunch you will turn your hand to learning the skill of modern calligraphy with our tutor, Sarah Bloor. You will master the art of pen control and letter formation as you work through the alphabet. You will learn all the skills to be able to write your Christmas messages for your hand-made cards, tags and place setting cards.

About the Tutors

Kirsty Hall is an artist and print maker inspired by the natural world. Her personal work often uses animals and botanical forms as a starting point and she enjoys creating detailed illustrations and combining them with block colour in a graphic style. She is currently exploring screen and lino printing and loving learning more about these wonderful processes. Kirsty exhibits her work and sells prints and originals in her online shop through her business The Little Art House.

Kirsty is also an experienced Art & Design teacher with a background in A-Level teaching and it is this wealth of experience which inspires her to create innovative, creative workshops with teaching at their heart.

Sarah Bloor fell in love with calligraphy many years ago and was inspired to set up her own business, INKspire Calligraphy. Her work has been featured in the national press and she has worked on celebrity weddings. We know that Sarah will give you the confidence to start your own journey in modern calligraphy.

Timetable of the day

09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to Lino printing techniques
10:30 Time to start your work
11:00 Coffee will be served
11:15 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00. Delicious homemade, seasonal lunch in the refectory
14:00 Modern calligraphy techniques and letter formation
15.15 Refreshments will be served
16:30. Workshop ends but, your love off all things creative will continue

What is included?

  • All materials & tools
  • Aprons are provided for the day if required
  • Seasonal refreshments & a delicious lunch
  • Free onsite car parking
  • The most important bit, your very own hand-made cards, tags & place setting cards to take home for Christmas

What do I need to bring?

Just a smile and a willingness to learn.

Experience level
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!


6 December 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT
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Toolerstone House
Norley Road
Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2JN United Kingdom
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