Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: Three Days
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Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
Peter Brown travels from his London home to take this three day course and we are delighted to welcome him! The 'Feather Report is weekly column in The Times by Derwent May describing the bird life in Britain. It is Peter Brown who has been creating these wonderfully iconic illustrations to accompany each 'Feather Report'.
These lovely black and white images have been printed weekly from his intricate wood engravings for the past twenty years!
Of all artists’ printing methods, wood engraving has the advantage of needing the least equipment. It does not require a press but may be printed by hand. The cost of the basic tools and materials needed to produce a print is small, as is the space required to engrave and print a block. It requires minimal ink and small quantities of solvent, so there is little mess. Together these qualities make it very suitable for the keen amateur and it may be practised happily at home. It is a quiet, contemplative process, yet one which often results in characteristically strong images and has a deep tradition in Britain.
Peter Brown gained a post-graduate diploma in illustration from St Martins in 1992 and has since worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker. He is a visiting lecturer in further education and teaches printmaking workshops at Central St Martins, MorleyCollege, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gainsborough’s House and the Sidney Nolan Trust. He specialises in wood engraving and Japanese woodblock and has illustrated a weekly wildlife column for the Times newspaper for the past 20 years. Peter is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and exhibits with the Society of Wildlife Artists. His website can be seen at http://www.littlebrownbirds.co.uk/ He will have much experience to share.
Spaces will be limited.
Our 2017 course dates are available. If you wish to join our database please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on OUR WEBSITE (link above) to join our database. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There may be a small charge for materials.
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