African Pattern Lino Block Printing

    All are welcome to come along to this lino block printing workshop, and learn the art of traditional block printing

    Printing class hosted by Antonietta Torsiello

    All levels welcome

    2.5 hour class

    Old Manor Park Library, Studio 12, E12

    What you'll learn

    Join this wonderfully creative and hands-on linocut block printing class to learn this traditional craft and a variety of designs to try out at home!

    In this class

    This class is suitable for artists of all ability and experience. Whether you are a complete novice to the world of lino printing, or a seasoned pro just looking to get some helpful tips and practice, this course will be perfect for you.

    The traditional art of block printing can be translated onto a multitude of different surfaces. In this class, students will be taught how to lino print and come up with a concept your own design, which will then be used to hand print their masterpieces with.

    Under the expert guidance of your teacher, Antonietta Torsiello, you will transfer and carve your hand drawn design onto a lino block and create a stunning lino print to take home with you after the class.

    All tools and materials will be included in the class fee, and will be provided by Antonietta. These include:

    • Paper
    • lino block
    • cutters
    • printing rollers
    • inks

    Now you can

    • Take home a wonderfully artistic and personal print to show to the family
    • Continue to hone in your skills and practice your craft at home
    • Pass on what you have learnt to friends and family with similar artistic interests

    Keep / Bring

    All materials will be provided and you will get to keep your hand print at the end of the class

    Did you know?

    Lino printing is an extremely popular form of printmaking, used by many professional artists. Although this is now the case, for a long time lino printing was held in low esteem by the art world, until a certain Pablo Picasso made a series of lino prints in the 1950s. That saw the start of a trend that still flourishes today. And long may this continue!

    Class location

    Old Manor Park Library, Studio 12, Stratford

    835 Romford Road

    E12 5JY


    About your host, Antonietta Torsiello

    Antonietta Torsiello is an award winning visual and textile artist of Jamaican and Italian heritage, living in East London. Her inspirational and diverse range of work discusses the complex relationship between texture, nature, cultural traditions, emotion and her own personal experiences. Antonietta utilises a range of materials such as silk screen, lino print, etching, acrylic, watercolour, drawing ink, oil pastel, lentils, seeds and soil, illustrating her versatility and talent as an artist. Growing up in a rich cultural area of London with vibrant African and Asian communities was a huge influence on Antonietta’s artistic style, as she developed an appreciation of textiles and a melting pot of cultures which is evident in her work.

    Among Antonietta’s numerous achievements is winning the Oxford House Gallery People’s Choice award with her lithograph artwork titled ‘Miscommunication’ in 2011. Since then, Antonietta has showcased her artwork with galleries at many prominent institutions including the OXO Tower, The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Prince’s Trust, University College London, Credit Suisse Bank, KPMG Bank and Transport for London.

    Antonietta is currently hosting a range of innovative and inspiring courses and workshops for budding artists in London. Her hands-on and highly informative classes cover a variety of mediums and are suitable for artists of all ability. Whatever stage you are at, Antonietta will have the perfect class for you!

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.