I have recently completed this course and enjoyed it immensely. The studio has plenty of space and so I never felt cramped and all the materials necessary were on hand. We started off by bringing objects in as a starting point to develop ideas and then experimented with simple printing techniques. We made stencils and tried out some colour and textural designs. We moved on to making more complicated designs plus extending our vocabulary in printing techniques, including screen printing. Six weeks flew by but each week I felt that I learnt a huge amount. Carrying out some homework each week, if only to write down processes carried out helped with idea generation and planning for the next week so that one could make the most of the time there. I went there with no pre-conceived ideas about what I was going to produce, went with the flow of sometimes feeling somewhat outside my comfort zone and control, and was extremely pleased with the results indeed.
Paul is a very competent teacher; a good listener and good at getting the student to draw their own ideas out. He is generous with his knowledge and skills and I'd gladly do it all again!
I have just completed this course with Paul Singleton and really enjoyed each session.
All of the materials, dyes and equipment for printing were available at the studio.
I was encouraged to develop a theme, from my chosen staring point, by experimenting with screens, colours, textures and torn paper, with help and discussions with Paul.
I was very happy with my printed fabrics, and felt I had learnt a lot during each session.
The technical information to achieve good printing results and to learn about the finishing process was very good too.