TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Copper Etching and Aquatint (6 places / Penny Brewill, tutor) £80
Wednesday and Thursday 17—18 May 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

An introduction to this traditional intaglio process. Participants should bring a photographic or hand drawn image from which their plate will be prepared. This course is very popular so early booking is advisable. This workshop is in two distinct but overlapping areas. Saturday 28 will cover hard ground and soft ground copper plate etching whilst Sunday 29 will cover aquatint as a technique for creating subtle tones. It is possible to book the full weekend or a one day workshop in either copper etching or aquatint.

Photo Intaglio (6 places / Steph Harrison, tutor) £80
Saturday and Sunday 17—18 June 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

An introduction to one of the most accessible intaglio processes. Participants should bring a photographic or hand drawn image from which their plate will be prepared. This course is very popular so early booking is advisable. This technique enables photo or hand-drawn images to be exposed to a metal plate treated with a photopolymer coating; once developed, it can be printed through an etching press without any form of acid biting of the plate.

Three Colour Reduction Woodcut (6 places / Clinton Kirkpatrick, tutor) £80
Saturday 10 and Saturday 17 June 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

This course take place over two consecutive Saturdays to allow drying time between layers of ink.

Screen-printing (5 places / James Moore, tutor) £80
Saturday and Sunday 3 & 4 June 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

 Suitable for beginners and those looking to develop their understanding of this versatile process. Participants should bring a photographic or hand drawn image from which their screen will be prepared. 

Beginners Book Binding (5 places / Jenna Kirkwood, tutor) £80
Tuesday and Wednesday 6 & 7 June 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

Join professional bookbinder and printmaker Jenna Kirkwood for this two-part special course which will guide you through designing and making your very own books. During this course you will explore several approaches to making a book, from long stitch and Japanese stab bindings to folded concertina book structures.  You will also learn how to make hard covers for your books using a range of ornate papers and book cloth.  A collection of artist books and journals will be on hand to give you some ideas for book form and content.   No prior experience in book binding is needed for this course and all materials and tools will be provided.

Intermediate Book binding (5 places / Jenna Kirkwood, tutor) £80
Thursday and Friday 6 & 7 July 10.00 AM—4.00 PM

This course follows on from the beginners class with more book binding skills being taught, we will explore books with exposed spine sewing and a diverse range of folded books. You will learn several sewing techniques, use of adhesives, cloth, paper, board, small tools and equipment.  You may want to bring some art work along to make an artist book using some of the book structures explored on the course. A collection of artist books and journals will be on hand to give you some ideas for book form and content.  All materials and tools will be provided.