In this 5 day course, we will develop creative ideas through a range of printmaking techniques using tools and equipment that do not cost too much and are easy to acquire for further use at home. Those who attend all 5 days will tackle a new print method each week and/or add greater depth and refinement to one which has already been tackled, gradually building up experience and confidence. Plenty of starting points will be provided however bringing your personal resources and ideas is wholeheartedly encouraged. If you cannot make the full 5-week journey then you could book individual dates. Week 1 Fri 14th February Monoprint - simple print process without a press Introduction to drawing without fear via print Week 2 Fri 27th March Monoprint - Gelli plate textures and layers Develop your experimental approaches through an exploration of colour, texture, line and pattern whilst you layer up your monoprints Week 3 Fri 24th April Lino Print 1 A Fine Art relief print process just bla...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
After my Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College and PGCE in Brighton I enjoyed a long career leading Art Departments in local secondary schools. In the last 10 years I have returned to making my own work and teaching adult workshops in three venues; Home, Sussex Prairie Gardens and Amberley Museum. I also cherish my role with the creative textile community group 'The Steyning So and Sews’ who meet regularly to make collaborative textile works to enhance local community spaces. My mixed media and textile works are a response to what I find in my natural surroundings. Inspired by a residency at Sussex Prairie Garden I explore themes around biodiversity I forage and collect plant stuffs from my garden and local hedgerows, experiment with wet and dry media processes and then document my findings in sketchbooks and refined outcomes. Using a variety of paper, fabric, hand and machine stitch and mixed media techniques to make sketches, rubbings, mono and contact prints, dye fabric, I make pape...
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