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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!

Colouricious Printology is a 3 day block printing course for textile surface design. Learn how to block print on a Colouricious Printology residential textile workshop teaching you how to block print onto fabric and paper, gelli printing & stencil art. All 3 days will be timetabled and structured. You will cover: Pattern theory, layering techniques, masking, block printing, gelli printing, decolourant, stencils & sewing projects.
Monoprinting using a Gelli Plate is simple and fun without the need for a printing press. The gratification is immediate, each print is truly unique. During this workshop you will explore a variety of Gelli Plate Printing techniques. You will experiment with layering colour and texture using stencils and masking techniques. You will leave this workshop having produced a variety of prints that stand alone or can be developed further in mixed media projects. This...
Whether you're designing your own Christmas card, making a limited edition print series or experimenting with repeat pattern work, this workshop is perfect for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking. Step-by-step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block, using reduction, multi block or masking techniques for multicoloured...
Join Designer & Maker Ria Rich in her colourful studio situated in rural Northamptonshire where you can design and create a fabulous lampshade to compliment your home. In this all day workshop you will learn various fabric printing techniques such stencils with screens, resists and stamps etc to create your design. A selection of fabrics will be available for you to experiment on which will then be used to cover and construct a 20cm drum...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 2nd December 2018
Join Claire in her countryside studio where she will teach you how to design and carve your own printing block. You will learn how to print using hand burnishing and an antique press. By the end of the workshop you will have made your own set of hand printed cards and gained confidence as a printmaker. Claire is a friendly and encouraging teacher, she has exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers, at The Mall...
This short course is designed to introduce you to printmaking techniques for ceramics where you will learn how to design, make and decorate cups or plates using mono-printing techniques. The course is suitable for beginners or those who wish to develop their skills using printmaking techniques. The course covers: • Painting using coloured slips to create mono-prints. • Drawing with oxides to create tonal mono-prints. • Pressing clay into plate moulds, adding fabric and texture....
Essex - Next course on 1st March 2019
Join us at Slamseys on Thursday 4th October 2018 learning how to make a two colour lino print using the reduction lino method where each layer of colour is taken from the same block. We begin by getting to grips with the basics of lino printing by experimenting with mark making and simple reduction prints and then use these techniques to develop a two-colour design on an A5 or A6 softcut lino plate. Soft cut...
North Yorks - Next course on 4th May 2019
These packed courses provide you with all the information you need to get off to a flying start with collagraph printmaking, as well as supporting you to develop and extend your creative work with this fascinating technique. Whether you are a new to collagraph or have already discovered it, the two day courses will give you lots of ideas and confidence to experiment with a wide range of materials. “How are the courses structured?” Generally...
Come and spend some time developing your printmaking skills in a relaxing, supportive environment. Workshops are open to all and being small groups only, are individually tailored to ability. All workshops are run by myself, I've taught art for over 25 years as well as creating my own work, and take place in my studio in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. A day spent learning lino printing techniques. We will be using the reduction method where...
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...