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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

 

 

Wensum Lodge Printmaking Courses: Spring Term

2 Dec

Enrolments are now open for the Spring term at Wensum Lodge (King Street, Norwich!)

After popular demand this term I have sorted an extra course in Lino Printing for Beginners so there is now an option for Monday evenings or Thursday mornings. This course starts off with basic single block printing and then moves on to help you develop skills in reduction printing and multiple block.

Times:

Monday evenings 7-9pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

Thursday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 12th of January

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There is also Printmaking for Beginners on Monday mornings which gives you the opportunity to try 4 different methods including monoprint, lino cut, drypoint and collagraph.

Time:

Monday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

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For a course that offers more development in the designing and research processes behind different printing methods, there is a Level 1 NCFE certificate in printmaking on Mondays as well. As an accredited course you will be expected to meet the NCFE criteria and build a portfolio of work that demonstrates the development of your ideas and techniques. You will sample various printmaking techniques and work towards a final edition of presentable prints.

This course will run from Monday the 9th of January from 13.30 – 16.30 for 24 weeks. once completed you might be interested in continuing these skills by doing a Level 2 course in September!

If you are interested check out further course info on the link below and also the course fees – which are all subsidised!

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/arts-and-crafts

 

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18 Mar

Please note: Current accredited courses available are Level 1 NCFEs, but from September City and Guilds will be available at Level 2 or 3 depending on experience!

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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 – 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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