I had a super two days and learnt loads - Emily was so organised and we had all the materials needed at hand. She had obviously worked very hard during lockdown to make sure we felt comfortable. Perfect escape and I hope to be able to put to use the knowledge she imparted very soon.
Thank you Emily.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:Thanks Alex, so glad you enjoyed it
This is the first time I have been on one of Emily's courses and I would certainly book again. The course was very well organised, with plenty of materials for our use. It was helpful having a "focus" for the course, namely looking at using shaped plates and using combinations of both wet and dry materials to make our images. Emily struck a good balance between showing us particular techniques and then giving us space to develop them in a personal way. It was good to be working in a small group, and especially being able to sit in the garden to have lunch and get to know each other. Many thanks, Emily, for 2 lovely days.
A lovely day with lovely like-minded people.
Welcomed with coffee and biscuits and an informal chat about what we would be doing for the two days.
Emily introduced us to new exciting ways to print Collographs and encouraged us to try different methods.
We were all thrilled with the end results.
Emily explained everything simply and was so helpful.
The studio is set in a large wild garden very secluded with French doors opening onto the garden.
I will be booking again Emily. Thank you.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:Thanks Babs, I am glad you enjoyed it.
My two daughters and I were greeted by Emily and a blackboard with a welcoming message.
I have been on a lot of Craft Courses, and can only say that Emily's thoughtful preparation, attention to detail and sense of fun were second to none. She is a true professional. As almost complete beginners we were treated to clear instructions and individual help, and swept along in a delightful flow of creativity. We tried out different ways of preparing plates and printing, then all our prints were displayed on a wall. Emily encouraged us not to plan too much, but to experiment and see what happened. An added bonus was eating our picnic lunch in Emily's very beautiful garden.
I attended Emily's 2 day 'Printing for Pyromaniacs' course and had a great time. Emily was very well organised and had planned the time well, so we got lots done and carried through several techniques.
Emily offered individual support and ideas so all three of us were able to develop our own ideas and experiment with variations on using heat and fire to create plates - we even came up with some new approaches.
I took away a lot of prints and ideas that I will be able to develop on at home - though I would happily do the course again as it was such fun.
What a wonderful inspiring time we had. Emily was so organised, skilled, and encouraging.
Because the class was small, we had time to experiment. We were so enthused that we plan to
do more ourselves with a newly purchased portable printing machine.
Thank you Emily.
I loved this course; having day one to prepare the plates and day two to concentrate on printing suited me very well and kept me focussed.
Emily’s teaching style is very relaxed and she is full of tips and ideas and she provided lots of positive feedback.
Her studio is small (but perfectly formed), and because Emily is so organised we four students were able to work very comfortably in the studio space.
Refreshments were provided.
I have been attending printmaking classes for the last year and had a little experience with collagraphs but there was so much more to learn. I’ve come away from Emily’s 2 day course feeling much more confident and with lots of new ideas to try out.
Thank you, Emily.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:Thanks Lenore, hope to see you again soon1
Thoroughly enjoyed the two days and came away inspired to continue.
Emily is an excellent teacher. She intuitively knows when help is needed and encourages us to use our 'stronger points'. I have attended several workshops and thoroughly enjoyed each one. The groups are always friendly. I hope to join more in the future.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:Thanks Jan - looking forward to seeing you again soon
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this course!
Emily was very friendly and immediately made me feel relaxed. Her instructions were clear and precise and she gave us lots of time to practise techniques. She gave me 1:1 advice without being overbearing so I was able to learn and explore freely but also benefit from her expertise.
The large studio gave us plenty of space to work, and the use of two printing presses meant that we didn’t have to wait long to print our pieces. Luckily the sun was out so we were able to eat lunch in Emily’s beautiful garden. An outdoor table and chairs meant the group could sit together in the sun, but there were also plenty of grassy areas where people could sit and lots of trees if anyone needed to sit in the shade.
It was just a short walk through the garden to access the toilet in the main house and hot drinks and biscuits were available at break and lunchtime at no extra cost. Emily asked us if we were ready for breaks and lunch or if we were happy to continue working for longer and it was nice to be involved in this decision as it meant that we didn’t lose momentum or motivation.
Overall, I really enjoyed this course, learnt lots of new skills and met some lovely people. I would recommend Emily’s courses to others and am already saving up to attend another.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:I'm glad you enjoyed it Rebecca - keep on printing!
I had tried cement collagraph on my own with no success. Emily's knowledge and experience of the medium is very extensive and she soon showed me where I had gone wrong. A very enjoyable 2 days and I think we all came away with some good results.
Response from Emily Harvey Printmaker:Thanks Chris
As usual Emily’s workshop was well organised, informative and lots of fun. We learned some new techniques and had them plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice, with help, advice and support when needed. A great day!
Emily’s courses are the very best printing workshops I have ever been on.Small groups,expert help and advice,totally inspirational.We all went home with some lovely prints.
Emily prepares well for her students. She asks beforehand if there is a particular area that students would like to work on. Generous supplies of materials are available. Emily is patient! She gives advice and encouragement gently and explains the processes along the way. Enjoyment, experimenting and fun are encouraged. One day is good but two days even better! Thank you Emily
A very enjoyable 2 day Course. Everything I asked for.
Pleased with my efforts. Will book again.
I highly recommend this course! Emily's approach is relaxed and combines just the right amount of information and guidance whilst letting us go with out own flow. We were contacted before the course to discuss the themes we were interested in, so the course was really tailored to us.
It was a luxury to have 2 days immersed in printing in such a lovely environment - Emily's workshop space and the garden were very conducive to creativity.
I was delighted with what I had achieved and came away with a stack of colourful prints and a desire to do more!!
Emily really is an excellent tutor!
Excellent course. Emily is highly experienced, imaginative and encouraging.
Viscoisty is a fascinating technique and it was very well taught and demonstrated.
Really enjoyed the course. It was a small group so plenty of time to try different things, to discuss and review. Excellent clear teaching.
This course really inspired me and I know include viscosity in my practice
Would thoroughly recommend any of Emily’s courses
Really well structured and fun course . I learned the basics ( and more!) about collagragh printing over these two days and really want to do more .Emily is welcoming , extremely knowledgeable and demonstrates everything so you can feel confident to get on and have a go . In short ... I loved it , and would recommend it to anyone !
I had so much fun and learned so much I'd recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the basics of collograph printing
Emily was very organised and her spacious studio well set out to provide an excellent working space
She was generous with her time and information and not at all precious about her materials or tools and very informative about her methods and techniques
It was exciting to see the results that could be achieved with simple materials
I came away with a stack of plates, prints, ideas and information as well as a desire to do more
This is as an excellent introduction to collograph, ideal for beginners. As I had not used this technique before I learnt a lot and enjoyed experimenting, producing a variety of outcomes. Emily is very well organised and her studio set up to make it easy for a number of different users.
There is also opportunity to pick Emily's brains about materials and suppliers which was helpful.