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Courses at Print to the People

17 Mar

There are a number of courses now open for bookings at Print to the People, Norwich, over the next few months. With a bigger team of printmaking tutors, we now have more processes for you to try and some of the courses book up really fast so be sure to book now!

We also have an online ‘shop’ on our website where there is more info and images of each course and you can book directly from there… here’s the link!

http://printtothepeople.com/shop

Courses i’m teaching on include lino printing, muliple block printing, collagraph for beginners, drypoint and etching! Spaces still available !!

Latest Work and News!

3 Mar

 

Admittedly I have had my usual lull between September and January in terms of doing my own art work! I am now teaching two leisure courses in Lino Printing for Beginners and a level 1 and level 2 NCFE in craft: Printmaking  at Wensum Lodge in Norwich. I am also a sessional tutor at City College and teach on the Art Foundation course on Tuesday afternoons.

Wednesdays, however, are still my day at Print to the People and during the quiet (and cold) winter months I have been working on a new etching of my Granddad and friends admiring an old MG in the 1930s.

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Shortly after starting this plate I was sent the usual email asking to show interest in taking part in this year’s Norwich Print Fair. At the time I had only done the initial hard ground line drawing but I sent this in and have been offered a place in the exhibition again in September!

Below are more images of my plate in progress and what I have done at each stage…

  1. The hard ground line drawing. Etched in Ferric chloride for 1 hour (it takes longer in the cold!)

2. First soft ground. Ran through press with a piece of cotton across the whole surface. White areas stopped out and additional lines added for a soft tone – these were drawn through tracing paper to give a more pencil like line when etched. Etched in weaker solution for 6-8 minutes.

3. Second soft ground etch. Focusing on the tree. Used an edge of mount card and scrunched up tissue to create random marks for the leaves (rather than drawing them individually!) Also re drew softer lines to create a darker tone on figures and the car.

4. Proof 2 and proof 3. Planning to burnish a ‘horizon’ and get rid of random marks in background. Might do one more etch but i’m pleased with the latest print…(white patches are where I tried to use whiting powder to lighten the background but it didn’t work well over the soft ground texture so going to burnish instead.)

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I’m aiming to have this print ready to exhibit in the Royal Norfolk Show in July alongside two other works. I sold both A Grand Day Out and A Grand Day Out #2 there last year, so I have been asked to submit 3 pieces this time!

Watch this space and thanks for reading,

LWHITEPRINTS

 

 

Print to the People: Etching Facilities update!!!!

16 Sep

We have been working hard over the summer to sort out our etching facilities at Print to the People! This Wednesday I spent time doing a test etching to check that it’s all in working order before the Introduction to Etching course on the 8th of October (http://printtothepeople.com/courses)

Up until now, there has been no where for people to access etching in Norwich and it’s been my dream since finishing university in 2010 to set up facilities for graduates, artists and enthusiasts to continue experimenting with this traditional printmaking technique.

For now, we will mainly be working with ferric chloride and copper and the maximum plate size that will fit in the etching tank is A3, however we do have larger trays as well.  We are also focussing on hard ground and soft ground as we are a bit limited for space, but we have an aquatint box in storage so watch this space!!!

If you interested in trying this technique check out the course info on the link above, or if you or some one you know has experience in etching then spread the word as you will be able to book an induction via intaglio@printtothepeople.com from October!

 

Print to the People: Courses!!

1 Sep

There are still spaces available on the Autumn course programme at Print to the People!

We are ready to launch new equipment and processes and have been working over the summer to ensure that we can cater for all printmaking needs!

There are available spaces for RISOGRAPH, DRYPOINT, REPEAT PATTERN, ETCHING, MONPRINT, COLLAGRAPH, LINO CUT, CYANOTYPE, SCREEN PRINTING AND A DIY CHRISTMAS CARD PRINT SPECIAL!!

 

Check out the full course info here:

http://www.printtothepeople.com/courses

Some SCREEN PRINT, LINO and LETTERPRESS courses are fully booked or have limited availability but you can always contact us about our OPEN ACCESS facilities via the following emails:

mail@printtothepeople.com 

General enquiries / Screen printing open access

courses@printtothepeople.com  

Courses enquiries and bookings

intaglio@printtothepeople.com 

Intaglio enquiries / Intaglio open access

 

 

 

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=?

I’ve been busy!

20 May

I have been really slack at updating my blog lately, but just wanted to show what I have been doing so far this year, on top of teaching and planning new and exciting things at Print to the People (watch this space! http://printtothepeople.com/home)

I have been working on four new etchings, two of which will be on show at this years Norfolk Show. I am working on two copper etchings that will accompany ‘Aidan’s Studio’, these are of closer studies of his workshop and are a combination of hard and soft ground etching techniques. I’ve also just finished two zinc etchings that are part of a new ongoing series of work based on old photos of family in Ireland in the 1930s.

‘A Grand Day Out’ and ‘A Grand Day Out #2’  are now available to buy:£70 mounted, £90 framed – i’ll put them in my portfolio and will also try to get my Etsy shop going again…

 

Amazing Results!!

24 Mar

I just thought i’d share some of the great prints produced by learners on the ‘Lino Print for Beginners’ and ‘Intaglio for Beginners’ courses at Wensum Lodge, over the last two terms!! It’s been a real pleasure again to work with enthusiastic people and to see how their ideas evolve!

Help spread the word about printmaking with Adult Education by sharing this post!!

Lino Print for Beginners:

 

Intaglio for Beginners:

 

Check out the available courses, now open for enrolment, at Wensum Lodge next term!!!

ALSO PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

https://lwhiteprints.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/printmaking-courses-summer-term-2/