Thursdays at Hartpury, Gloucestershire
10am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4pm
One day workshops also available; please enquire
Workshops and courses are in a light, spacious studio in the Gloucestershire countryside
Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced artist with some printmaking experience, experimenting with different printmaking techniques can be an enjoyable way to get creative. Lots of traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, rely on using toxic chemicals to create a plate to print an image from and require space and specialist equipment. I’m keen to promote less toxic forms of printmaking both in the platemaking technique and the inks used. Numerous fine art printmakers are favouring less toxic forms of printmaking. Collagraphs are one such way. These are plates built up in layers utilising both relief and intaglio approaches. They can be simple or quite complex and involve everyday materials, making use of materials destined to be thrown away. I find this form of printmaking enjoyable, particularly when using ‘wet’ materials for plate making as it is very tactile and fun getting messy. There is a good degree of accidental image-making that adds to the excitement of the process, (and sometimes the frustrations).
Eco Printmaking courses
My printmaking courses, run at Hartpury are designed to use less toxic approaches to printmaking and encourage participants to experiment with different materials and share ideas in a relaxed way.