Courses in June, July and August

These Summer Courses are bookable online now:

June 22 & 23
Introduction to Electro-Etching
10:00 – 16:00
Tutor: John Wallett
Electro-etching is a very exciting and versatile way to etch all kinds of metal especially printing plates using simple home or studio equipment. Electro-etching can produce very fine and varied results for both figurative and abstract work. This introduction will be of particular interest to printmakers who have tried drypoint or traditional chemical etching and want to take their work several stages further. It would also be of interest to craft jewellers and metal artists who want to apply graphic and image designs to smaller metal pieces such as plaques, medallions and coin-sized brooches or crests.  Click now to book online.   Price £180 for the two days   

June 28
Drawing the Landscape
18:30 – 21:30
Tutor: Natalie Eldred
Take a walk with Natalie along Wivenhoe’s historical waterfront, with at least three stops on route from where you will sit down and draw. You can use these drawings as reference for the Collagraph workshop running on the 7th and 14th July.   Price £45 for the evening   

June 29
Fabric Screenprinting
10:00 – 16:00
Tutor: Eliza Kentridge
This course entails making silk screen designs on fabric using cut paper stencils. You will be shown examples of silk screen designs and then shown how to make your own. You will experiment with repeat patterns, mixing colours, over-printing, and will be encouraged to think about the uses of printed fabric e.g. for t-shirts, bags, table linen and cushions.   Price £90 for the day   

July 7 & 14
Collagraph the Landscape
10:00 – 13:00
Tutor: Natalie Eldred
Collagraph is the art of making prints from collaged materials. In this 2 day course you will learn how to pick the best materials to create a range of textures and tones in a myriad of interesting ways. There will be a selection of high-quality images provided to inspire you, or you can bring along your drawings from the ‘Drawing the Landscape’ workshop on the 28th June   Price £78 for the two half-days   

July 27
Creating Cyanotypes
10:00 – 16:00
Tutor: Adrienne Tulley Price:
This beginners’ course will introduce you to the traditional photographic technique of Cyanotype. You will learn how to prepare the light sensitive paper and create beautiful blue images using both natural sunlight and and artificial UV light.  Price £78 for the day   

August 10
Photo-Stencil Screen Print
10:00 – 16:00
Tutor: Natalie Eldred
Learn how to apply a stencil made from a photo and how to expose your image onto an already prepared screen. At the end of the workshop you will have gained experience of screen-printing onto paper.  Price £90 for the day   

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In preparation:

September 4
Preparing Images for Photo-printing
18:00 – 21:00
Tutor: John Wallett
Learn how to prepare suitable images for Photo-polymer or other photo-print processes. You can use these images as reference for the Photo-polymer workshop running on the 7th and 8th September Price £45 for the evening   

September 7& 8
Printing with Light… an Introduction to Photo-polymer Magic
10:00 – 16:00
Tutor: John Wallett
Photo-polymer Printing is a versatile and fascinating print process that transfers shadowgraph patterns or photographic images onto special photo-sensitive printing plates using bright sunlight or artificial UV light.  Price £180 for the two days   

September 28
Introduction to Linocut Printing
10:00 – 16:00
Tutors: Carol Munn-Giddings and Nel Mooy
This beginners course will introduce you to the medium, tools and the basic techniques involved in making a one-colour linocut print. You will learn how to cut away lino and create different marks and effects.   Price £78 for the day   

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