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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!

Image for Earth Day | Screen Print a Tote Bag at Slamseys
Next course on 22nd April 2017
Support the Earth by screen-printing your own reusable tote bag. We begin with a quick introduction to screen printing and chat about what makes a good design before creating our images. You will leave with … two tote bags printed with your unique one colour design. Additional bags will be available to purchase on the day (cash only). You will be supplied with two cotton tote bags, but please feel free to bring along additional...
Image for Printmaking Workshop "Gyotaku" Japanese fish printing
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...
Image for Screen Printing Weekends with Liam Biswell
Next course on 18th February 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: - 8th/9th October (SOLD OUT) - 18th/19th February 2017 Taught by professional artist and tutor Liam Biswell. It costs £130 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...
Image for Introduction to Collagraphs, one day
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...
Image for Eco Colour: Natural Fabric Dyeing with Heritage Plants
Next course on 25th February 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...
Image for Platinum Palladium Print Making workshop
For many this is the ultimate photographic print. Expensive? yes, but 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 also be making your own digital negatives to print from. 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...
Image for Art and Craft of Labyrinth
Next course on 10th March 2017
A three day course exploring the philosophy and practice of labyrinths ... Learn the art of labyrinth design and construction. Construct labyrinths including the classical seven circuit 'Cretan' and Chartres Labyrinth using compasses and straight-edge. Develop an understanding and appreciation of labyrinth forms - ancient and modern - from around the world: how, why, and for whom are they made? What is their significance and symbolism and why the contemporary resurgence of interest in labyrinths?...
Image for Fabric Printing Five Week Short Course at Slamseys
Next course on 3rd March 2017
In this jam-packed five week printmaking course, you will be introduced to many techniques for printing your own designs and patterns on fabric. We will begin by explaining setting up a studio space at home, and move on to look at different methods of screenprinting, including thermofax, as well as block printing with Indian woodblock and relief printing with lino stamps. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to experiment with different ink and pattern...
Image for Silkscreen print your own fabric for furnishings or fashion
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...
Image for Experimental Drawing Session near Lavenham Suffolk
Next course on 7th February 2017
This is a monthly session where a range of drawing techniques are explored with the aims of: *developing confidence and creativity *challenging how we observe what is before us *challenging how we represent what is before us *exploring a range of media *developing mark making techniques *looking at the work of other artists for inspiration and techniques These sessions are booked individually and are stand alone sessions so you can attend all or any that...