Handmade Holiday Cards & Gift Tags
Taught by Malou Zuidema
Malou Zuidema is an illustrator and teaching artist from the Netherlands. She graduated with a four year Bachelor in Fine Arts in Education from the Amsterdam School of Art in the Netherlands in 2010,and since than has run workshops as part of festivals, community art projects and in art studios in both Amsterdam and Hobart (Australia). Her work is characterized as hand-made, quirky and colorful. Her images are often the results of scribble drawings and playful collages.
She believes that playfulness is what creating art is all about; having a great time and going home with something new, something that you didn’t know you could create before.
The holiday season has started and it is time to create your own DIY holiday cards and/or gift-tags, your friends and family will love your special, hand-made cards.
We’ll be printing our holiday cards using the lino-cut technique. A great and simple technique, that allows you to easily mass-produce your beautiful, hand-made cards. During the workshop you will not only learn about all the basics but we will also show you how to take your lino-print to another level: watercolors or collage anyone?
In this 2 hour workshop you:
- will learn the fundamentals of lino printing; from drawing and carving your image, to inking and printing.
- create: you can choose to do a large lino-cut or a few smaller ones that you can use as stamps. The smaller ones will be great to hand print your gift-tags!
- you can bring your own images for inspiration, but don’t worry if you don’t have any, plenty of inspiring images and ideas will be provided.
remember, it is all about having a good time, and lino-cutting is a very forgiving medium, so whatever you will make will look great!