Introduction to Screen Printing Using Paper Stencilsfrom £26.00
Screen printing is a wonderfully fun and versatile medium to work with, in this beginners workshop we will be learning the paper stencil method of screen printing.
To begin the session you will create you own stencil by folding, ripping and cutting thin paper to use on your screen. These will create your very first printed images. While these dry, we have a huge selection of paper stencils to choose from to make a selection of further prints, that can be layered with different colours. We can also use found objects such as feathers and leaves to create really unique prints.
We work with a water based paint medium that will be dry in time to take home. We print on a selection of lovely handmade paper, but this method can also be used on fabric. We encourage you to bring a fabric item to try printing on if you wish.
All materials are provided plus beverages and light snacks.
Lino Cut & Printfrom £26.00
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques. She will talk about the tools involved and you will get to handle and use each tool to create a small practise piece.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. You will be able to use the tools used on your sample to create a linocut. We have a few different lino types for you to choose from.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your linocut. You’ll go home with your lovely linocut, some sample prints and a frame just the right size for your favourite print. There is no excuse for not displaying your fab piece of art at home straight away!
This course is suitable for complete beginners to lino cutting or those wishing to brush up their skills. As lino cutting involves using sharp gauging tools we recommended attendees are 12 and over (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult).
This is a 2 hr course and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.
Mono printing is a form of printing that only produces one original image, unlike other printing forms where you can get multiple prints from one original.
There are many techniques for monoprinting that create beautiful results. Working with thick printing inks and a lovely selection of handmade papers, you will produce a number of original prints to take home with you.
our wonderful tutor Fiona will be on hand to gently guide you in this craft. All materials are included plus beverages and light snacks.
Paper Marblingfrom £26.00
On this workshop, our lovely tutor Lucy will teach you the art of marbling paper.
After a brief history of paper marbling and its uses. Lucy will introduce you to the tradition method of marbling which uses carragheenan size to float pigments on water. Students will get to try this and a number of modern techniques to create lots of sample patterned papers.
You will then have the time to experiment with these different marbling techniques and create some of your own fantastic pieces of marbled art.
You will leave with all your lovely samples, a handout explaining how to continue your journey and all the recipes we use to create the different marble baths.
This fabulously fun course is 3 hours long and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self (but we do recommend wearing old clothes for this one, some inks will stain). Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.