We’re creating a giant lino print to raise awareness of our conservation work with the International Conifer Conservation Programme. The giant print will be of a Monkey Puzzle tree – ‘Araucaria araucana’ - which is native to Chile, where it has become endangered. Batsford works with the International Conifer Conservation Programme to help prevent endangered trees such as these from becoming extinct, by planting young saplings and allowing the trees to grow safely in the Arboretum. We have 8 Monkey Puzzle trees growing at Batsford.
Lino printing is a form of fine art printing where a design is cut into a lino surface using special tools. The lino is then inked, a piece of paper placed over it, and then run through a printing press or pressure applied by hand to transfer the ink to the paper.
Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative will be on hand throughout the week to give mini lino print lessons.
This free event is open to all and will be held in our Education Centre. Drop in at any time between 10.30am–4.00pm to join in - no need to book! The big print will be revealed on Thursday 12th April!
Please note: Cutting tools can only be used under the guidance of the artists on site. Children under 8 will not be able to use the tools, but can still participate in the print. All children need to be supervised by an adult at all times. This event does not include entry into the Arboretum.