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Print and design are skills that can be used by all craftspeople. If you're looking to learn lino-cutting, lino printing, cyanotype, mono-printing, etching, collagraph, eco or natural printing look no further! Design is of course integral to the creative process and the translation of any work into print is an exciting and edifying process. Spend time on a workshop or course in a print or design studio and you will be inspired. Learn skills that will stay with you through life and tap into that creative streak!

Next course on 23rd September 2017
This one day workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about relief printing by making a linocut print inspired by the British Autumn Hedgerow. Your prints can be used for cards, illustration, textile design or small print editions. This workshop will give you the confidence to create your own linocut print, from start to finish. Tutor: Lindsey Southworth Saturday 23 September 10.30am – 3.30pm. Adult £40/ Over 60 £36
Next course on 6th October 2017
One of the biggest barriers facing students who come to the Barley Barn for printmaking classes is their lack of confidence in creating designs. ‘Developing Themes for Printing’ has been designed to help students generate and work on ideas, motifs, pattern and themes in their printmaking. This course will be repeated throughout the year and will cover a range of themes, such as seasons, texture, layers, home, holidays… This course is split across two full...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Over the course of two days you will learn all about screen printing. Create colourful, finished prints you can be proud of! UPCOMING DATES: - 21st and 22nd October Taught by professional artist and tutor Liam Biswell. It costs £145 which includes all your materials, paper, tuition, tea and coffee. During this inspiring weekend course, you will learn: - How to select suitable images and reference materials. - How to use a squeegee to push...
The annual summer Gyotaku fish printing event! The ART of “GYOTAKU” printing, a workshop on the art of Japanese fish printing led by Deborah Withey, award-winning designer, illustrator and printmaker of Cheese + Pickles Studio in lovely, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. Participants have the opportunity to learn the traditional printing method of Gyotaku, (“gyo” meaning fish and “taku” meaning rubbing), which Japanese fishermen used to record their catch in the 1800s. During the workshop you will...
Caroline Davidson is an experienced textile teacher, artist ad designer who has recently gained an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich University College of the Arts and a qualification in Digital Textile Print at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Silkscreen printing courses at Pound Farm Barn take place in her studio and workshop. 'Having taught and produced work for over twenty years, I am passionate about all aspects of textiles. Specializing in design and...
My new programme of collagraph courses for 2017 can be see on my website, one and two day 'Introduction to Collagraph Printing' courses are running in my studio between May and September 2017 A great introduction to a range of collagraph printmaking techniques; we will spend the morning designing and making plates and the afternoon printing the plates using an etching press. By the end of the day you will be confident to continue making...
Next course on 22nd September 2017
In this busy one day workshop at Slamseys, you will learn the techniques of stencil screen printing; working with both positive and negative stencils, focusing on both repeat and block designs. We begin with looking at screen printing repeat designs using smaller screens, with the opportunity to use our thermofax screens, and move onto larger-scale bold designs with our bigger screens. During the workshop you will learn about setting up a studio space, have the...
New dates TBC - Please enquire A fun, relaxed two day course where you will learn the basics of designing and printing onto fabric. On Day One we explore relief printmaking, beginning with organic shapes and developing simple prints and designs. By the end of the day you will know how to get set up at home, have tried out several different brands of ink and explored printing complementary designs and patterns onto fabric with...
Next course on 16th September 2017
Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Indigo, Madder and Weld are the oldest known dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tieing, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing. In this one day workshop we will explore the fascinating history...
For many this is the ultimate photographic print. With it’s delicate, broad range of tones and archival permanence it gives added value and is number one for the serious collector. You will learn about paper types, the chemicals involved, coating the paper and exposing and developing the print. You will receive an instruction booklet to take away with you as well as the negatives and prints you made during the workshop. You will be taught...