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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!

 

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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

 

 

 

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…

 

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.

‘Mezzotype’ – New mezzotint completed!

17 Aug

It’s done!! I finished proofing the mezzotint I’ve been working on last week and also made a collagraph plate to print the block of text in the foreground.  I’m really excited about this new print, not just because it’s finished, but because of how well the two plates have worked together. I managed to make the collagraph thin enough so that it could sit on the surface of the mezzotint and be printed at the same time! This has saved time because I originally planned to stencil out the area and then print a lino cut in the space but this way makes it more integrated as an image and because it has been embossed it works better as an intaglio-relief combination!

'Mezzotype' £220 (unframed)

I’ll be taking this down to the framers today in preparation for the 20th Norwich Print Fair which takes place at St Margaret’s Church, St Benedict’s St, Norwich from Mon 7th – Sat 19th September!   http://www.norwichprintfair.co.uk/

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

Print Run at the John Jarrold Print Museum

1 Jul

(I have a bit of updating to do so this blog was intended for a couple of weeks back!)

Two weeks ago, with the help from the volunteers and experts at the John Jarrold Printing museum, I completed my print run of the poem and lino cut that I have been working on.

The poem, ‘The Printing Press’ by Christopher Pearse Cranch, is about Gutenberg’s press and how the printed word opened up communication across the world! It was the machine that gave us the Gutenberg Bible and all books from then on!

Below are some images of the type setting and lino block in production as well at the machine used at the museum to print the limited edition of 100 copies. These will be available for sale at this year’s Norwich Print Fair and 50% will go back to the Museum!!