Explore simple printing through a variety of stamp-making techniques. Learn how to make your own stamps using a range of easily available materials including foam, polystyrene, plasticine and even vegetables! After we have made a whole range of stamps we will create a fun quirky image combining print, paint and a little bit of bling!
A relaxed creative workshop - no experience necessary (and you don’t need to be able to draw!).
We will explore some easy techniques for making your own stamps using a range of materials…. from the humble carrot to the more sophisticated rubber. These will be used to print stylized flowers and foliage – and maybe the odd bird or butterfly. Or perhaps tiny towns are more your thing. Or maybe a collection of cacti.
The techniques we use can be adapted to all sorts of subject matter and are perfect for printing on paper or fabric to make mini works of art or greetings cards. There will be lots of demos and step-by-step instruction in this fun and informal workshop.
What to bring:
A packed lunch
Watercolour paper or mixed media paper or heavy cartridge (approx. 200gsm)
Calico, if you want to print on fabric
Scissors & craft knife (tutor will have some to borrow)
Lino-cutting tools if you have them (tutor will have some to borrow)
Tracing paper or greaseproof paper
Acrylic paints – whatever you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours and white
Mixing palette /old plate, brushes (whatever you have)
Kitchen roll, water pot, kitchen sponge
Thin biro or gel pen and hard and soft pencil e.g 2H and 2B if you have them
Metallic paints or pens if you have them (not essential)
Vegetables – carrots, okra (not essential), potatoes, button mushrooms
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included on the day:
All materials not specified for the students to bring
1 to 1 guidance
A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the 'Chat with the Maker' button. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.
Number of students: 10
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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