We have organised a series of one-day and two-day printmaking workshops during October, November and December. Led by our friendly, experienced and supportive tutors Michael Waight and James Vass, our printmaking workshops are suitable for any skill level. You can book your place using our online booking system. If you can’t find the best printmaking workshop for you, you can also arrange one-to-one tuition with us at very reasonable rates. Just bring yourself – all materials are included. Hurry and book so you can start printing! Printmaking workshop techniques available are:
Join tutor James Vass on this weekend workshop for 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. You will learn how to expose transparent images using UV light and print different layers to build up your image. No experience necessary – just a bit of creativity.
Traditionally this is where you use a series of darkening tones from the same colour. (light brown, medium brown, dark brown) It is a reductive way of making an image where your block is forever being reduced in its surface area for each colour required, maybe finishing with just a linear area for your thick black/dark line. Tutor: James Vass.
On the first day, you will be able to screenprint your images, patterns and designs with a variety of colours on thin & thicker papers. The second day you will incorporate these papers into colourful covers and beautiful end papers to show off to friends your books! Tutors Michael Waight and James Vass.
This beautiful traditional process is based on the antipathy of grease and water. With a variety of ‘greasy’ pencils and crayons, a drawing is made on the surface of a block of Limestone. The stone is developed to enhance your drawing. While inking up, a thin layer of dampness is sponged onto the stone which only sits in the areas not drawn and therefore remain clean in your image. This class will be limited to 4 participants only, so if interested please get in touch soon! Tutor: James Vass.
This is a fantastic way to keep or give very personalised handmade books. Some use stitching, some use glue and some have neither. For the weekend, we will make a number of small books. Book types will include Pamphlet, Blizzard, and Concertina forms, just to get you started! Tutor: Michael Waight.