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Newsletter May-June 2019

Bees, etching and lino by Vega Brennan

Happy May Bank Holiday!

Things continue to be very busy in the Print Studio, but in a good way. I’ve been doing talks and workshops at various art groups around the county and it’s been great to meet people who are so excited by art and printmaking. The second Artist’s Development course is in full swing, as is the Sketchbook Circle. It’s good to be doing longer projects/courses. At the moment I’m not sure whether to run another round of the Artist’s Development course in September but if you are interested, bob me a line. Also, I haven’t started to write next year’s course programme (September 2019 to July 2020) so please tell me if there’s anything you’d like to learn and I’ll add it to the mix.


The two courses that I’m giving a little more of a push to are sessions run by visiting artists:

Kim Tillyer is running two Cyanotype half-day sessions on Saturday 15 June and Saturday 6 July. She is very experienced in the matters of light and blueness so I’m sure it’ll be as fab as last year. £30 per person, materials included.

Not on the printed programme but definitely happening is the very talented Heather Young’s Mezzotint course on Friday 14 June. It’ll be £65 for the whole day, materials included.

And there are also spaces on the Gyotaku (fish printing) course next Friday 10 May and Papermaking Friday 17 May. All of the above can be booked on the website or via email,

I’m also looking to organise a day out to Sprint Mill in June/early July so please drop me a line if you’d be interested. It’ll be a day of sketching and taking photographs. I may bring my Adana for the craic as I think Edward A. may like to see it.


Printfest is taking place this weekend, and as usual I’m driving down on Sunday and providing lifts to anyone who would like to accompany me. Just a donation for petrol, please bring a packed lunch. This is the last shout-out!

Also, Print at the Priory is taking place at Lanercost Priory, near Brampton from 1 June-9 June. I’m not taking part, but lots of wonderful printmakers are. A great venue, too.

I’m working on my own projects which involve invertebrates, hand-made paper and of course, letterpress. I post pictures occasionally of the stuff I get up to on Instagram and you can follow me @lindenprint. Oh, and the Artistic Licences are back! If you’d like one, you’ll need to come to the Studio to pick one up. The next incarnation might be a mail art project though…

I think that’s it for now. Hope you’re having a lovely Spring and happy printmaking!

best wishes,


ps. The image is one of mine -

'honeybees', etching, linocut and watercolour on handmade paper. Deep emboss using 3mm reclaimed aluminium plate, toner transfer for honeycomb. Edition of 24, paper size 15 X 18cm. £80 framed, £50 unframed + p&p

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