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PRINTMAKING COURSES – SUMMER TERM!

24 Mar

Printmaking Courses at Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich!

https://enrol.norfolk.gov.uk/  … Just type ‘printmaking’ into the key word box!!

 

Summer Term and from September:

Intaglio for Beginners – Dry point and etching:

Monday evenings 6-8pm 12 weeks

Printmaking Intermediate – Monoprint, lino cut, collagaraph and drypoint

Tuesday afternoons 3-5pm 12 weeks

Summer Term only: 

Lev 1 Printmaking – Accredited course covering design, sampling, monoprint, collagraph, lino cut

Friday afternoons 3-6pm 12 weeks

From September:

Lino Cut for Beginners – single and reductive lino cut

Monday afternoons 2-4pm 12 weeks

Level 2 Printmaking – Accredited course covering research for design, sampling techniques, collagraph and lino cut

Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30 pm 37 weeks (1 year)

Level 3 C & G Printmaking – Accredited course covering research for design, sampling techniques, drypoint and multiple block lino cut

Friday mornings 9am-1pm 37 weeks (1 year)

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Goodbye to the Forge

19 Mar

I spent the day yesterday printing for the last time at Aidan Kirkpatrick’s studio in Loddon.  His family asked me to print a couple of his etchings that they didn’t have and although it was quite daunting to print with out his guidance I felt very privileged to be back in the workshop once more.

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I will always value what I have learnt from Aidan as he was such a traditional etcher and painter and particularly will continue to use the technical methods that he showed me and try to pass them on in my teaching.

Most of Aidan’s plates are quite a bit larger than my own so it takes a while to take a print, especially using his method of leaving a thin layer of ink on the surface and using whiting/chalk to lighten areas before blending… the plate below took me over an hour each time as it is so detailed!

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I am working on some new etchings that are based on photos I took while working with Aidan at the Forge and will up date soon with how they are coming along!

Thanks for reading, L

John Jarrold Printing Museum

26 Feb

Goodness knows why it took me so long to check out the old John Jarrold Printing Museum in Norwich but I went for the first time during half term and learnt so much about letter press and the different stages involved in printing books, posters and publications!

The museum is right by the river and is within the original Jarrold building (Whitefriars).  It’s run by volunteers who have a wonderful passion and desire to continue spreading the legacy of hand printed type and it’s so important that these old methods are appreciated, especially as we take for granted how computers changed everything.

The museum is open every Wednesday morning from 9.30am – 12.30pm, you’ll meet all sorts of characters and printmaking enthusiasts as well as learn a great deal, all they ask in return is that you give a small donation!

Christmas Cards For Sale!!

9 Dec

I’ve been busy preparing new Christmas card designs for this year! They are now available so let me know if you would like either some single cards for £1.50 each or a set of 6 for £6!!

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I also still have some limited stock of last years’ card too for the same price, as well as sets of hand printed decorations for £8!

LIMITED STOCK!!

LIMITED STOCK!!

‘Family Tree’ commissions

28 Aug

I am now taking commissions for hand carved and printed ‘Family Tree’ lino cuts.

Size and price will vary depending on how large your family is! However, as a guide the example below (A4) is £55 unframed.

I can also double print or do a reductive print for the same price.

Please contact me via email at slippersandhats@hotmail.com with any requests or queries. 

'Family Tree' A4 £55 (unframed)

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Monoprint/Etching experiments

18 Aug

I have recently started experimenting with the idea of the ‘multiple’ by playing around with an old etching and printing over the top of monoprints.  I bought myself a beautiful book called ‘Wildlife in Printmaking’ and came across some amazing monoprints which inspired me to consider using this technique more in my own work.

There are six main methods of monoprinting, some of which are more controlled, but on the whole the great (or perhaps frustrating) thing is that you never quite know what you’re going to get!

Different methods:

1. Positive – Rolling out a thin layer of ink, placing your paper onto the ink and drawing directly onto the back

2. Negative – After taking your positive print, place a new piece of paper onto the ink and rub.  This should pick up the negative marks.

3. Stencil – Using shapes to block areas of the rolled out ink. Also can be flipped over and double printed/layered.

4. Painterly – Painting the ink onto surface using different brushes and tools, laying the paper down and rubbing the back.

5. Reductive – Rolling out the ink and then using different tools e.g. pallet knife or end of a paintbrush to remove ink and make different marks before laying paper over and rubbing.

6. Found objects – Using materials, fabrics, bubble wrap, sand, folded paper etc to take ink away.  Then perhaps flip the materials over to pick up ink from the different textures.

Below are some of the examples of my experiments using stencils for my monoprints.  As you can see they come out quite differently each time!

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Art Car Boot Fair

13 Jun

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Amongst other things I’ve been super busy getting ready for a new event taking place in Norwich this Sunday! The Art Car Boot Sale is taking place at Redwell Brewery, just under the bridge towards Trowse. There will be many local artists selling their goods along with local beer, food and music so spread the word!

 I’ve been busy hand printing some of my lino designs onto tote bags using my own ‘Little Blue Press’ and have been using my garden shed as a studio space! I’ll have some new work on sale as well as most of the prints featured in my ‘portfolio’!

Spread the word, share the link and see you there!

 

Thanks for reading, L

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