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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 !!

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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

 

 

Printmaking Courses @ Wensum Lodge, Norwich!!

10 Dec

Enrolments are now under way for next term at Wensum Lodge! Sign up now for a 10 week printmaking course, either to develop lino cut and multiple block techniques, sample different methods including monoprint, lino and collagraph or try your hand at intaglio printing such as drypoint and etching!

The courses have gone really well this term and I’ve had great feedback from learners such as:

“Great fun!”

“Very happy with the support from tutor and fellow learners!”

“Brilliant course! The time seems to go too quick!”

Here is the link for the Norfolk County Council website:

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/adult_education/index.htm

 

If you type in Lino Print or Printmaking the courses available should come up…

 

Lino Printing Beginners 10am – 12pm (Single block, reduction and multiple block)

Printmaking for Beginners 2 – 4pm (Monoprint, Lino cut, Collagraph)

Intaglio for beginners 6 – 8pm (Drypoint and etching)

 

All my courses are currently on Mondays and are £110 full cost or £44 concession.

PRINTMAKING COURSES, WENSUM LODGE, NORWICH! ENROL NOW!!

13 Aug

PRINTMAKING COURSES

WENSUM LODGE, KING STREET, NORWICH

ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES 2015 – 2016

MONOPRINT. COLLAGRAPH.

LINO CUT. DRYPOINT. ETCHING.

OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN A RANGE OF PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES EITHER AS PART OF A LEASURE COURSE OR CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATION

COURSES:

LINO CUT FOR BEGINNERS

PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

T-SHIRT/FABRIC PRINTING

C & G CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 2) PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

C & G CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 3) PRINTMAKING ADVANCED

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.NORFOLK.GOV.UK/ADULTEDUCATION OR CALL 0344 800 8020

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!