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2024

MIXED MEDIA SKETCHBOOK TECHNIQUES. Includes Gum Arabic transfer.

13-14 January 2024

Kick start the new term with creativity. Using paper lithography and the humble black-and-white photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images.

Together with a variety of mixed media techniques using ink, oil pastel, bleach and acrylic learn how to create personal sketch book pages and artist books.

An ideal workshop to kick start your creativity.

Cost £200 to include most materials

(Please bring strongly contrasting toner photocopies).

INSTANT COLLAGRAPH

Friday 19 January

A good place to start a collagraph printmaking journey. Instant collagraph will use self adhesive tapes and shapes to make images. No drying times, no messy chemicals. Print a series using different inking techniques and chine collee. 

Cost £100 to include most materials.

COLLAGRAPH WITH TEXTURE AND VISCOCITY INKING

27-28 January

Create a collection of collagraph plates using textured wall papers and exterior wood glue. After sealing, produce a variety of prints using viscosity inking techniques and over printing. A weekend learning a little bit of ink chemistry.

Cost £200 to include most materials

PAPER LITHOGRAPHY ON PAPER

2 February

Using basic photocopies as a printmaking plate, explore paper lithography for the day on paper.

Get to grips with this flexible process on collage, in sketchbooks or a stand alone technique.

Cost £100 to include most materials. Bring black and white photocopies.

DRY POINT WITH A COLLAGRAPH TWIST

Saturday 24 February

Using basic materials, plastic file cover, tapes and self adhesive shapes, make and print a sophisticated looking prints in a day. This dry point technique has all the qualities of a traditional looking etching without the chemicals. Add chine collee to the mix adding texture and colour simply. 

Cost £100 to include most materials.

ADVANCED GELLI PLATE TECHNIQUES & PRINTING ON FABRIC

Thursday 29 February

Do you have a Gelli Plate and are looking for advanced techniques in using it? This one day workshop will cover a variety of techniques layering and over printing. Fabric will be explored as a substrate.

Cost £100 to include paper and paint. Bring your own Gelli Plate and roller.

 

FABRIC BOOK TO INCLUDE PAPER LITHOGRAPHY

2-3 March

Using paper lithography, acrylic resist, mono print, stitching and stencilling to name just a few of the techniques covered, create several excitingly textural textile books. At the end of the workshop you will have created at least 2 fabric books exploring layering techniques using traditional and non traditional textile materials.

Cost £200 to include most materials

INSTANT COLLAGRAPH

Thursday 7 March

A good place to start a collagraph printmaking journey. Using embossing powder and self adhesive tapes to make images. No drying time or nasty chemicals make a series of layered and sophisticated collagraph prints. Print a series using different inking techniques. 

Cost £100 to include most materials.

PRINTMAKING MASTER CLASS

22-24 March

This 3-day Master Class will cover 3 printmaking techniques and how to combine them. Over 3 days we will explore dry point, collagraph and lino to make a suite of hybrid prints. Learn to off set and register then create a concertina book of your experiments.

10am - 4pm each day
Cost: £325 to include most materials

COLLAGRAPH WITH BOTANICAL PRINTED BACKGROUNDS

11-12 May

Make interesting substrates with botanical contact prints on paper. Leaf and rust marks in delicious natural tones act as a gentle background to intaglio prints made later in the workshop.

Using these interesting natural backgrounds print simply made collagraphs using glue and card. Add chine collee and blended inking to the techniques learnt in this busy weekend workshop.

Cost £200 to include most materials

INSTANT COLLAGRAPH WITH PACKAGING & TAPES

Thursday 6 JUNE

Spend an energetic day making and printing collagraph plates made with simple tapes and reused packaging. Explore your consumerism through print. Once the plates are made we will explore several inking techniques including chine collee.

Cost: £100 to include most materials

CYANOTYPE WEEKEND

8-9 JUNE

This intensive weekend will introduce you to the basic theory and practice of cyanotype on a variety of papers then show you how the colouring can be toned and changed to create one off imagery. Explore, basic cyanotype, double exposures and wet cyanotype. The weekend will stretch your thinking into the ways this process can be made your own and you will leave with a portfolio of samples and armed with all the information needed to take this process further.

10am - 4pm each day

Cost: £250 to include most materials

PRINTMAKING WITH NATURE

14-16 JUNE

Over 3 days you will be working with nature as your inspiration. 
Create Joomchi which is felted paper and explore botanical contact printing to make substrates to print onto. Paper lithography and mono printing with botanicals will be explored to embellish the surfaces. Collage these elements together with glue and stitch to create beautiful, natural compositions which you will curated into a concertina pocket book made on the last day.

0am - 4pm each day

Cost: £300 to include most materials

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 "I am an artist using collagraph printmaking to tell stories."

Additional Information

 

All costs include materials unless otherwise stated.

Places are not considered booked without the receipt of the full course cost.

Costs are none refundable or transferable.

All courses are suitable for beginners and experienced artists.

The weekend courses start at 10.00am till 4.00pm.

Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are provided.

Printmaking is a messy business so old clothes and aprons are advised.

All course fees must be paid 1 week before the course start date. 

 

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