Linocut Printing: New Workshop at Burnie Brae Centre

Burnie Brae is inviting the Chermside community to ‘Linocut Printing: Introduction’ — a special workshop on linocut printmaking at their centre in Kuran Street on the 27th of April 2021. 

The event, which will cover the basics of linocut printmaking, is scheduled for Tuesday the 27th of April 2021, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Burnie Brae Centre’s activity room. It will be hosted by a certified Burnie Brae art teacher, and all the necessary materials will be provided by the centre. 

As a GOLD event, it is suitable for seniors, who are encouraged to participate. 

Linocut, also known as lino print or linoleum art, is a printmaking process that revolves around lino: the very same material used as floor covering. Printing plates are carved into the lino using specialised blades before being inked, and a sheet of paper is placed over it. 

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Once enough pressure has been applied, the ink transfers to the paper to create a linocut print. The workshop will teach attendants the basics and let them bring home both the plates they carved and the prints they made.

The Burnie Brae Centre can be found at 60 Kuran Street, Chermside, open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more about Burnie Brae, visit their website here. Follow their Facebook page for any announcements, as well as the latest updates on the event. 

With tickets limited, bookings will be mandatory. Those interested in participating in Linocut Printing: Introduction will have to make reservations. To book, visit the centre’s reception or call them at 07 3624 2110.