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Another printmaking course!

15 Aug

There is now a Level 2 NCFE course open for enrolment with adult education / Norfolk Community Learning Services at Wensum Lodge, Norwich!

This is an accredited course in Creative Arts: Printmaking and will give the opportunity to develop design and research skills related to different print techniques. You will sample monoprint, lino cut, collagraph, drypoint and etching and will work towards an edition of prints in your preferred method!

It is a year long course and will be taking place from the 27th of September on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm, plus it’s only £392!!

For more information you can email me at slippersandhats@hotmail.com, or check out the course info here:

https://enrol.norfolk.gov.uk/AvailableCoursesList.Asp?ID1=,%20&ID2=?

Time for a Mezzotint

16 Feb

WP_20150214_003 Just a quick up date to show the beginnings of a new project that will involve a series of intaglio prints including etching, drypoint and finally a new mezzotint! I will also continue to explore combining printmaking methods such as monoprint and etching.

I have taken a proof of my newly rocked plate and although you are not supposed to print a mezzotint too many times before the final result I want to be able to use the proofing process to demonstrate this long winded process and possibly exhibit it at its different stages later this year.

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My new work is currently based around ‘tools of the trade’ and an artist’s organised mess so I will be using images that I took while assisting the late Aidan Kirkpatrick in his workshop and also intend to visit various workshops and studios to draw further inspiration. Watch this space and thanks for reading! L

Intaglio Update and Course Information (January 2015!)

29 Oct

The Printmaking courses at Wensum Lodge are well under way and gladly they are all running!

I mainly want to update about the new course, ‘Intaglio for Beginners’ which is now half way through.  So far we’ve covered drypoint on rhenalon and aluminium and looked at different ways of inking up using soya and oil based inks.  With a full group of ten its a bit of a squeeze in the print room but I have to say that some of the prints the group have produced so far are really great!

After half term I will be introducing the group to etching. They’ll be using copper sulphate to produce etchings on zinc, starting with a hard ground for the initial drawing and then moving on to try soft ground to add texture or tone! I decided to use copper sulphate for the beginners as it is much less toxic than using acid and has a relatively quick biting time. This Monday I produced an example and was surprised to find that it only took about 15 minutes to get a decent etch!

For my own work I usually use ferric chloride with copper plates as they give a much finer result, however I do really like the coarse line that can be created with zinc.  Below are some images of my plate from this week, i’ll update again soon once it has been printed!

 

If your interested in this 12 week course you will be able to enrol for next term pretty soon.  Keep an eye on this link:  http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Adult_education/index.htm  Just type ‘printmaking’ into the key word box and the current courses and information will come up!  There’s also the ‘Printmaking for Beginners’ course starting up again in January too!

Thanks for reading,

L

Drypoint Tools

2 Sep

I’ve invested in some new drypoint tools for the up-coming INTAGLIO for BEGINNERS course ( https://lwhiteprints.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/intaglio-for-beginners/ ) starting at Wensum Lodge on the 15th! I wanted to make sure there was a variety of tools available for the learners to use.  I got these from http://www.hawthornprintmaker.com/  – a great supplier based in York, North Yorkshire. They also sent me two free ‘Drypoint Easy Scratch plates to try!’

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INTAGLIO FOR BEGINNERS!!

29 Aug

There are only 3 spaces left on the *new* Intaglio for Beginners course starting at Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich. The leisure course starts on September the 15th and focuses on learning drypoint engraving and also zinc etching.

You will be introduced to a range of skills and given information on artists, suppliers and further printmaking opportunities. Its only a 12 week course but you can always sign up to continue the following term!!

Here’s the link for more info, just type ‘printmaking’ into the key word box:

https://enrol.norfolk.gov.uk/AvailableCoursesList.Asp?&ID2=,%20,%20&ID3=?ID1=,%20?ID1=,%20

Please share with anyone you think may be interested!

 

 

Thanks, L

PRINTMAKING COURSES September 2014

10 Aug

Check out the printmaking courses taking place at Wensum Lodge, Norwich! There are 4 different courses available from September one of which is brand new!

Monday evenings 6-8pm: INTAGLIO FOR BEGINNERS *NEW!*
This is a 12 week course focussing on intaglio techniques including drypoint and zinc etching.

Tuesday afternoons 3-5pm: PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS
Also a 12 week course offering the chance to try monoprint, lino cut, collagraph and drypoint.

Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30: CITY AND GUILDS PRINTMAKING QUALIFICATION (Level 2-3)
A year long accredited course offering the chance to build a portfolio of work and develop skills to produce prints of a saleable quality. (Core projects: Design, sampling, collagraph, lino cut)

Friday mornings 9-1pm: CITY AND GUILDS PRINTMAKING QUALIFICATION (Advanced Level 3)
A year long course for those with some previous experience of art/printmaking, also building a portfolio with opportunities to meet practising artists and develop technical skills. (Core projects: Design, sampling, drypoint/etching, multiple block printing)

See the poster below for more info!

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SPACES AVAILABLE ON PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS COURSE!!

3 Jan

THERE ARE TWO SPACES LEFT ON THIS TERMS PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS COURSE!!

Learn monoprinting, lino cut, collagraph and drypoint!

The course takes place at Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich and runs for 12 weeks. 3-5pm on Tuesdays!!

Enrol here!:
https://enrol.norfolk.gov.uk/AvailableCoursesList.Asp