September the 9th and I was off to the Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy for the first of two Linocut Masterclasses. Around 10 people turning up to be turned into expert lino-cutters in the course of a day. With lunch.
It went very well and everyone worked very hard and came up with some lovely prints. The nice thing about these courses is that the participants come up with something completely individual, while using the same medium and colours. In many cases for the first time.
While on the course there was a very 'Isn't it a small world' moment. Turns out one of the participants was on the same degree course as me in Leicester twenty years ago and we had a good natter about the mutual friends. Wonder who will turn up at the next Masterclass at the end of this week?