This in-depth workshop is designed for people with printmaking experience who want to develop their skills further and try out specialist techniques such as registration, planning layers for multiblock prints, gradient or rainbow rolls, honing your tools etc. In this 5 hour workshop in my kitchen studio in Kent, you will be able to try a wide range of professional equipment in a friendly environment, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions along the way. You will be leaving with a better idea on improving your printmaking, and you will take home all the prints and blocks you make on the day. You will also receive a goodybag full of surface and paper samples, as well as an extensive information sheet of the many printmaking equipment options available. [*I will not provide any tools to take home*]
You will have access to a range of:
- carving surfaces (lino, flooring lino, speedycarve, polymer plates - all A6 size)
- carving tools (Esdee, Pfeil, Japanese, flexcut)
- brayers (soft & hard)
- inks (oil & water based, such as Cranfield and Hawthorn)
-Extenders for ink
- printmaking papers
- presses (a Victorian cast-iron book press and an A3 Pooki press)
- handprinting equipment - bone folders, wooden spoons, barens
- registration devices
- honing devices (slipstrop, honing compound, leather)
I can also cover topics such as planning the layers for making multiblock prints, free inking and making printing masks.
We will go over problem-solving in printmaking, so that you leave more confident about how to improve your printmaking practice.
You are very welcome to bring designs / sketches and plates you have already carved, and I will also have books and pictures here for inspiration should you need it. You will not need to bring anything, but you are very welcome to bring your own tools if you prefer. It is advisable to wear old clothes or a craft apron, because ink does get everywhere! Please do let me know if there is anything particular you would like to learn about and I will do my best to tailor the workshop to your needs.
Location: The workshop will take place in central Maidstone, Kent, UK, and free parking is provided on the road.
The workshops are fully insured.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All course materials are provided.
Coffee, tea, squash and biscuits provided.
A goody-bag of paper and surface samples.
An extensive information sheet about printmaking equipment and suppliers.
You will leave with your carved lino plate and any prints you make.
5 hours (9:30am to 2:30pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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5 hours (9:30am to 2:30pm)