Expect the unexpected! – Don’t be afraid of the dark! A creative experience where you can learn new skills and discover that it is not essential to have an expensive printing press to incorporate hand-made prints into artwork. As part of this course, you will discover the fascinating potted history of how and who made printmaking since 3000BC! During the course you will be able to learn the differences between three types of printmaking, watch demonstrations of ‘how to do it’ then try out your own ideas in the different types of printing – monoprinting and drypoint printing plus create and print from a collagraph. Most materials and tools will be supplied – you will only need to bring yourself, a large apron, thin surgical type gloves (this can be lovely and messy!), a sketchbook or sketching paper, something to draw with (can be pencils, fineliners, ballpoint pens or felt-tips.) You can choose from a selection of paper and card to print on to which will be available to use but if you have your own, please bring it along. (This can simply be from a sketch pad or blank cards). We will use a wide range of materials to create textures, shapes and designs including natural materials gathered from coast and countryside (much of which can be found around the local area to Slapton Ley.) About the Tutor: Cherry Lyons I am an experimental and mixed-media artist and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of creating new artwork in my garden studio. What shall I bring? Please bring along anything you already have. I bring a limited amount of basic equipment that may suffice to fill gaps. Please bring along any photographs, sketches or other reference material you would like to work from. The price is for sole occupancy accommodation. Shared accommodation and non-resident prices are available.

What's included in the price?

Free Wi-Fi Full Board Accommodation Hot and Cold Drinks Picnic Lunch Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.


3 days (5:01pm to 4:01pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Residential
  • UK Holiday
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Slapton Ley Field Centre, Sands Road, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2QP