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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS 

Every month I run a variety of one day print making workshops , drawing classes and book making workshops from my studio. For the beginner then the ‘Introduction to linocut’ is a good place to start. The ‘Reduction linocut’ and ‘colour block’ workshops are suitable for students who have completed the ‘Intro’ workshop or have previous linocut experience. The ‘drypoint’ workshop is a great introduction to ‘Intaglio’ printmaking and is suitable for anyone who loves drawing and wants to extend their practice into print. The drawing workshop is suitable for complete beginners who would like to learn how to draw and the book making class is suitable for anyone who is interested in making their own books!

All the courses run from 10-4pm. They cost £50 with all materials and homemade cake included !

I limit the numbers to 4 students per workshop to ensure everyone gets individual tuition and attention.

I’m happy to run workshops during the week if you can gather together 3 or more people together – do email if you would like to organise a day.

******NEW DATES FOR WINTER 2020 – SEE BELOW *****

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT 

This is a day long workshop where you are introduced to the basics of linocut. In the morning you will experiment with a range of tools and produce an experimental print and in the afternoon you will carve and print your own design, you will have the opportunity to print on a hand lever press and my own etching press.

Saturday 25th January – 3 places available

Saturday 15th February – 1 place available

Saturday 14th March – 2 places available

If the workshops are full then do email me and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.

COLOUR LINOCUT 

Suitable for students who have completed the ‘Introduction to Linocut’ workshop or already have experience with linocut.

In this workshop you will be working with 3 separate linocut blocks for each different colour. You will learn how to design, carve and print a multi-block linocut in the colours of your choice and how to register the different layers. At the end of the day you will have printed small edition of your linocut. Detailed instructions will be sent beforehand so you come prepared for the session!

Sunday 26th January – FULL 

Sunday 16th February – FULL 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING 

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners to come along and have a go at drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. We will look at mark-making, ways of ‘seeing’ and draw from a still life set up. We will use a range of materials including charcoal, pens and pencils. I will also suggest ways to incorporate drawing into your life so that it becomes a fun way to document your travels and just everyday life!

Saturday 8th February – FULL  

Saturday 22nd February – FULL 

Saturday 28th March – FULL 

BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP 

During this day long workshop I will introduce you to the art of book making. You will learn how to make a hard backed concertina book with a cover , a japanese stab bound book and a single section sewn book. You will leave feeling confident to make these books at home – they are ideal as presents or to use as sketchbooks or notebooks!

Sunday March 15th – 2 places available 

Drypoint

Drypoint workshops will resume in April 2020

Drypoint is a wonderfully direct method of ‘intaglio’ printmaking where the image is drawn directly into the surface of the plate. It is referred to as ‘dry’ because no acids are used. This simple process is perfect for anyone who enjoys drawing and would like to extend their practice into printmaking. During the day you will have the opportunity to draw onto the special drypoint plastic using a variety of tools. You will then use my etching press to print your image and create a small edition of prints

         

Reduction Linocut

Reduction workshops will resume in April 2020

Suitable for students who have completed the ‘Introduction to Linocut’ workshop or already have experience with linocut.

In reduction linocut (otherwise known as suicide linocut), the design is produced from one single linocut block, layering up the colour each time the linocut is cut. This technique is a challenging way to produce an edition of prints, as by the end of the session there will be little to none left of your linocut block! Detailed instructions will be given before the start of the workshop so you will come prepared with your own design and clear about what will be achieved during the day.

       

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The August 2019 issue of the wonderful ‘Mollie Makes’ magazine contains an article all about me for their ‘Meet the Maker’ feature. It was such an enjoyable process and I’m so happy with the final pages.


RUTLAND LIVING ARTICLE

The 2019 August issue of features a lovely article about my work and workshops. Thank you to Clare Rudd Jones who attended a workshop and wrote the lovely piece!

STAMFORD LIVING ARTICLE

In September 2018 my local magazine ‘Stamford Living’ wrote an article about my work and workshops – it proved very fruitful with all workshops filling up within one week of publication!

NENE LIVING ARTICLE 

             In March 2017 I was lucky enough to have an article about my classes published in the local NENE LIVING magazine. Here it is for you to read :

    

HOUSE OF CARDS BOOK 

I’m delighted to be featured in this AMAZING book – HOUSE OF CARDS. It’s a superb guide to contemporary greeting card design. My chapter shows you how to make a handmade linocut card – step by step! The book is full of inspiring tutorials and demonstrations. I can’t recommend the book highly enough if you want to get creative and crafty!

BUY it  here :  HOUSE OF CARDS – AMAZON