I'm open again after a very busy and productive Summer Break and now I'm straight back into teaching and setting up courses.
I've also been getting ready for C-Art 8-17 September and you're welcome to come and have a look around the studio. We'll be open 10-4 every day. I'll be exhibiting with artist Tracy Metcalfe and she's bringing her Adana letterpress, which I'm very excited about.
My work for C-Art is focussed around the Solway, its history and the landscape. I've really enjoyed a tour with Solway Connections. I've lived here for over a decade and there is still a lifetime's worth of exploring.
Here are the courses I'm running until December, all bookable here:
Christmas Card Family Fun Day:
Sunday 8 October, 10-4pm (hourly slots)
Have fun using gelatine printing to make as many Christmas cards as you can!
All children must be accompanied, but adults don't have to print.
For children age 6 and above. Maximum 4 children per hourly slot.
£10 per participant, paper and inks included.
Christmas Cards and Lino Printing
Sunday 12 November, 10.00-12.30 and 1.30-4.00
Half day course for adults who want to produce a set of Christmas cards. You can either bring your own designs and cut some lino, or use pre-cut lino motifs to create your own cards. £30, paper and inks included
These courses are designed to enable you to create a set of beautiful prints from start to finish. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and the curious. Materials and home-made lunch included.
Collagraph course on Saturday & Sunday 16 & 17 September, 10-4pm, £130
Reduction Linocut, Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October, 10-4pm, £130
Etching, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 10-4pm, £130
Monoprint/monotype, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December, 10-4pm, £130
Day Course: Papermaking from scratch, Friday 6 October, 10-4pm, £65
Taster Sessions – Friday afternoons
These sessions are a brief introduction to a particular printmaking technique. You will have the opportunity to produce a small plate/block and print from it. Suitable for beginners. Materials included.
Etching, Friday 1 September, 2-5pm, £30
Monoprint, Friday 22 September, 2-5pm, £30
Drypoint, Friday 10 November, 2-5pm, £30
Collagraph and Carborundum, Friday 17 November, 2-5pm, £30
Making your own Chinese stone seal, Friday 24 November, 2-5pm, £30
Monotype, Friday 1 December, 2-5pm, £30 Gelatine plate printing, Friday 8 December, 2-5pm, £30
Explore Print Club – Thursday afternoons
These are suitable for intermediate/ experienced printmakers. A chance to try some new techniques, and explore an aspect of artistic practice. Starting materials will be provided but you will be expected to bring your own working sketchbook.
Gum Arabic transfer printing, Thursday 21 September, 2-5pm, £15
Foil lamination and gilding, Thurdsay 28 September, 2-5pm, £15 Chine Colle', Thursday 12 October, 2-5pm, £15
Coptic stitch bookbinding, Thurday 9 November, 2-5pm, £15
All courses limited to 4 people per session.
5% discount for group bookings of 2 or more.
10% discount for students in full-time education and Cumbria Printmakers members.