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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

 

Printmaking Courses: Summer Term!

11 Mar

Enrolments are now under way for next term at Wensum Lodge, Norwich! Sign up now for a 12 week beginners 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!

MONDAYS:

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

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

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

 

Also available next term are two 15 week Level 1 NCFE Certificate awards (also appropriate for beginners):

WEDNESDAYS:

Intaglio Printmaking 9am – 1pm   (Collagraph, drypoint, etching)

THURSDAYS:

Printmaking (general) – 9am – 1pm (Monoprint, Lino Cut, Drypoint +)

 

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 ‘Print’ all the courses available should come up… also have a read of the course information to check it’s for you or you can always message me directly on here!

 

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

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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20th NORWICH PRINT FAIR 2015!!

8 Mar

http://www.norwichprintfair.co.uk/default.asp

I’m so excited to be able to say that I have been invited to take part in this year’s Norwich Print Fair! The exhibition takes place over two weeks every September and is dedicated to promoting the ‘original print’ (in other words ‘getting your hands dirty’!) This year is the 20th anniversary of the show and so it’s going to be quite an event with around 30 exhibitors, live demonstrations and even a celebratory book!

I last took part in the Print Fair in 2012 and since then I have produced quite a variety of new work due to teaching different methods at Wensum Lodge! I am quite glad to have had the last two years to build on my knowledge of different printmaking processes and develop my own practice!  In time for the fair I will hopefully have my latest mezzotint completed as part of a new series of work as well as a portfolio of etchings, drypoints, mezzotints, collagraphs and lino cuts – old and new!

There’s nothing like an exhibition to get you motivated to make new work, and even though I’ve already made a pretty good start this year, I’m going to do my best to get down to the workshop as much as possible over the coming months! Watch this space and thanks for reading! L

http://www.norwichprintfair.co.uk/default.asp