PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS

Printmaking is one of the oldest methods of creating art – and one of the most absorbing, with a real sense of discovery and satisfaction. I provide printmaking workshops to schools and would love to help you add an engaging, inspiring and very hands-on dimension to your school’s art classes for the academic year ahead.

A little bit about me: I’m an Artist & Illustrator working in printmaking and fabric design. I studied Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and I’m a print member at Digswell Arts Trust. I live in St Albans and I regularly teach after school art classes for ArtShed in St Albans https://www.shedloadsoffun.com/, working with groups of children between the ages of 6 and 11. I’ve also run printmaking workshops in schools (including GCSE level) and adult workshops at Digswell Arts Trust.

Please contact me if you’re interested in classes.

WORKSHOP OPTIONS

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Expressive linocuts

A great introduction to linocut, exploring one or more different approaches to relief printmaking: creating expressive white lines, describing tonal values from light to dark, and creating pattern-based designs.

Subject matter can be themed to reflect current or future projects – and degree of skill/difficulty can of course be tailored to your needs. Cutting tools used so not suitable for younger students.

(Prints by students at Stanborough school, Welwyn Garden City)


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Colour linocuts

- Create your own two colour design

- Learn cutting techniques, register colour layers and print.

Workshops subject matter can be themed to reflect current or future projects.

Cutting tools used so not suitable for younger students.

(Prints from class at my 'Butterflies, Bugs and Beetles' workshop at Digswell Arts ‘Forge’ studios)


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Collagraph collage
and stencils

A fun introduction to printmaking that’s suitable for all ages as no cutting tools involved.

We’ll use a form of ‘collagraphy’, which involves gluing readily available materials (including some that would otherwise go to recycling or landfill) to stiff cardboard, thereby creating a light relief from a variety of textures which we can then use for printing.

Excellent for making historical characters or could easily be adapted to themes for your class.

PRICES

Prices include travel expenses and tools but not materials: £250 half day (up to 3hrs). Happy to discuss longer workshops. Max class size of 30.