Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’ve never done a linocut before, will I be ok?

This is a great place to start your journey into linocut. Previous participants who

Participants from the 2017 trip.

had never done a linocut before, have really enjoyed the course and been so

happy with their results. You will be given step by step instructions and one on one guidance. Shana is used to catering to different levels of ability, in the classes she teaches at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

  • I am an experienced artist and want to make linocuts that explore a theme I have been working on in my other work, will I have to follow set lessons?

Shana will be there to support and guide your progress and help you explore

"Allow" Linocut by Artist and Tutor Shana James
“Allow” Linocut by Artist and Tutor Shana James

whatever theme you are interested in, whether it is abstract, figurative or symbolic.  Shana will ascertain the level of each student in the first lesson so those with more experience can get started without having to sit through more basic lessons designed for the beginners on the course.

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

You can choose from several different room types, to suit your needs. Please go to the heading cost on this website, where what is included is listed in full. Click the link below.

https://ubudartworkshops.com/cost/

  • What is a linocut and why would I want to make one?

The process of carving and printing lino is inherently satisfying. Linocut  is essentially the same process as a wood block print which dates back centuries. Lino is easier to carve than wood because its softer.   It is a very physical process, steeped in history and tradition. In this digital world many people enjoy making something physical using such a tactile process. After the lino block is made by carving out the white areas, you can make multiple prints of the block. You can frame them and put them on your wall,

Linocut Materials
Linocut Materials

give one to a friend and exhibit one in an exhibition.  Lino prints are bold and strong, the work you finish looks different from your drawing, it takes on a life of its own.

  • Once you have learned this skill you can make linocuts from home, you don’t need an etching press.

 

  • Why go to Bali, why not learn Linocut at home?

I planned this workshop, because I wanted to create a situation where creativity

Feeling inspired at the Arma Resort.

could flow. This is more than just an art workshop; it is a fully immersive art experience, where you can reconnect to the joy of creating without the normal distractions of daily life.  Many of the people who have done this workshop so far live busy lives. This is a chance to step outside of your life and reflect. Read what people have said about the workshop here. https://ubudartworkshops.com/testimonials/

The food is outstanding and the venue is breathtaking. There are numerous opportunities to learn about the Balinese culture, including an on site art museum and  a free day to explore whatever you choose. Every part of the workshop is designed to reconnect to the senses you will return home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

  • What can I do on the free day?

People have had great fun on the free day,  doing all sort of things depending on their interests and the type of holiday they are wanting to create for themselves. You can hire a driver and see different parts of the island. Others  have spent the day relaxing by the pool and having a massage. In the previous workshops, some people have done the down hill bike tour, where you are driven to a mountain top restaurant to have breakfast with the extraordinary view of a volcano. Followed by a liesurely down hill bike ride, through villages and rice fields. Its a great way to get a glimpse of authentic Balinese life.

The Arma resort offers other art workshops in painting, woodcarving and batik which you can book 24 hours in advance. See the ARMA cultural classes here. http://www.armabali.com/arma-culture/workshops/   You can also do a Balinese cooking class at the ARMA run by the head chef Ibu Pusaka. There is also a great jewellery making workshop in the centre of Ubud http://chezmoniquejewelry.com/ which previous students raved about.

Please note booking any tours, or outside workshops is your responsibility, you can do it on the first or second day. It is not neceesary to book it before you arrive in Bali.

 

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