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Peacock Visual Arts is the leading contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the NE of Scotland, bringing artists and the public together through exhibitions‚ events‚ talks‚ residencies‚ film screenings‚ gigs and workshops to make and present art in exciting and innovative ways.

Peacock Visual Arts Print Shop is now live! Have a look at the new print shop here.

Peacock Print Shop

Opening Times

Gallery, Open Access Printmaking Workshops, Darkroom and Framing:

Tues – Sat, 9:30am – 5:30pm

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Workshops in July and August 2015

We have organised a series of one day workshops during July and August. Led by our friendly, experienced and supportive tutors Michael Waight and James Vass, these are suitable for any skill level. Just bring yourself – all materials are included. Hurry and book so you can start printing! Techniques available are:

  • Drypoint
  • Linocutting
  • Screenprinting
  • Etching
  • Monoprinting
  • Bookbinding

See below for more information, or call 01224 639539 to speak to someone and to book your place.

If you can’t find the best class for you, you can also arrange one-to-one tuition with us at very reasonable rates.

One-Day Drypoint Workshop

This is a wonderful process, where you traditionally scratch directly onto copper. A bit like a ploughed field, the furrow scraped gives you a lovely ‘fluffy’ line that can easily be made stronger or weaker by working the plate. There is no acid used with this process and therefore drypoint commands a relatively safe profile.

In this taster we will use thin Perspex to work on rather than expensive copper - so if you are unsure about drawing you can easily place an image underneath and trace the key parts of the picture. We can ink these plates similar to etching and enjoy the rich tones that drypoint has to offer.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 4 July 2015
  • Time: 10 - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.

One-Day Linocutting Workshop

Join Mike Waight for this one-day workshop, where he will show you how to master the art of the linocut. By cutting away the areas you don’t want to print, these lino blocks can be printed with hand rollers - with or without the use of a press, and are therefore very suitable for printing almost anywhere.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 18 July 2015
  • Time: 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.

More Info about Technique

One-Day Screenprinting Workshop

Come and enjoy a day of colour, where you have a chance to learn the basics of this exciting technique. Explore the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach to making repeat prints. The technique of scraping ink through a fine mesh can be quick to get results and by adding thin layers of colour you soon build up wonderful effects and images.

  • Tutor: James Vass
  • Date: Saturday 18 July 2015
  • Time: 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.

More Info about Technique

One-Day Etching Workshop

In this class you will make linear images onto metal that will then be etched and printed. You will have the opportunity to experiment with tone and colour, and use the technique of chine-colle to add an extra dimension to your work.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Sunday 19 July 2015
  • Time: 10 - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.

More Info about Technique

One-Day Monoprinting Workshop

Spend a day learning how to create painterly, one-off prints using a press or by hand. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different tools to create images that have a fresh and spontaneous look about them.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 1 August 2015
  • Time: 10 - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.

One Day Bookbinding Workshop

This is a fantastic way to keep or give very personalized hand made books. Some use stitching, some use glue and some have neither. For the day we will make a number of small books. Book types will include Pamphlet, Blizzard and Concertina forms, just to get you started!

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 15 August 2015
  • Time: 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc.
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Terms and Conditions

Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control Peacock may have to cancel courses and we reserve the right to do so with a minimum of one weeks notice prior to the start date. Full refunds will be given for any courses cancelled by Peacock Visual Arts.

For cancellation by course participants, full refunds will be given to those cancelling one month prior to the course start date. If cancellation notice is given two weeks prior to the course start date Peacock can only guarantee to refund 50% of the original cost of the course. No refund can be guaranteed if less notice is given. In this instance Peacock course fees may be refunded at Peacock’s discretion, only if we are able to fill your place. To help us do this it is important to let us know as soon as possible that you will be unable to attend.

Booking

Call 01224 639539 for more information and to book.

Note your interest!

Many of our classes run 'on demand'. So if you are interested in a certain class but you can't see one listed above, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll let you know as soon as a class is organised. Email info@peacockvisualarts.co.uk or phone 01224-639539

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