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New classes at Cardiff Print Workshop

With the planned reopening of shops and leisure centres CPW will now resume classes and open access sessions.

Open Access Sessions

Every Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm / Wednesday 2 pm – 4 pm

The Open Access Sessions are for printmakers to use the print facilities at Cardiff Print Workshop. They are times when the workshop will be staffed by an experienced printmaker to allow anyone with previous printmaking experience or who has completed a printmaking class at CPW to be able to continue to use the workshop for their own projects.

CPW have the facilities for:

  • Etching copper, zinc or aluminium.
  • Lino and wood cut
  • Cyanotype
  • Photo intaglio
  • Collograph
  • Mono-type

Fee: £20 per session (10% off for CPW members)

Open Access Sessions are restricted to no more that 3 participants and are by appointment only.

Please contact: billchambers66@gmail.com


paper making

A Passion for Print

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Mondays 3rd May – 7th June 2021

These classes are intended for anyone with a passion for print and craft and with an interest in exploring printmaking techniques for paper and textiles. The course will cover:

  • Paper making
  • Heat press sublimation dye printing for textiles
  • Cyanotype on paper and fabric
  • Photocopy transfer for wood, paper and textiles

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


monotype

Printmaking for Beginners and Improvers

6 x Day classes 2 pm – 4 pm

Tuesdays 4th May – 8th June 2021

This six-week course is intended as an introduction to Printmaking at CPW. Participants will learn about all aspects of the printmaking workshop including working with the etching press, inks and tools. The course is designed to offer the opportunity for creative exploration and will provide a solid basis for further work in printmaking at Cardiff Print Workshop.

This class will cover:

  • Mono-type
  • Dry-point
  • Chine colle
  • Collograph

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


lino-cut

Relief Print: Lino and Wood -Cut

6 weekly evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesdays 5th May – 9th June 2021

One of the simplest forms of printmaking this age old technique can be one of the hardest to master. The class will look at how differing materials such as wood and Lino can be used to create striking graphic effects, taking inspiration from some of the great exponents of the art. We will explore the range of tools and different marks made by each, printing by hand and by using the presses in the workshop.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


etching

Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Tuesdays 4th May – 8th June 2021

Learn how to produce fine etchings in copper. This workshop is aimed at beginners and experienced printmakers alike and will cover all the main aspects of etching line and aquatint using traditional grounds with ferric chloride. This is a unique opportunity to learn a traditional craft using safe and non-toxic methods.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


etching with copper sulphate
Etching with Copper Sulphate

Etching Aluminium and Zinc with Copper Sulphate

2 x all day classes 10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 8th May – 15th May 2021

Etching with copper sulphate is simple, affordable and safe. Learn how to use this historic acid free technique to etch aluminium and zinc.

This workshop will cover all the basics of the process including: the recipe for and mixing the etching solution, using grounds, etching times, aquatinting and printing.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


photo intaglio

Non etch photo intaglio

2 x all day classes 10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 22nd May – 27th May 2021

A basic introduction to photo-etching using photopolymer intaglio techniques. This workshop will cover all the basic elements needed to produce a successful print using photopolymer film. Anyone with an interest in etching or alternative photography will find this a fascinating and rewarding technique to master.

Demonstrations will include laminating the film to metal plates, exposing the plates to U.V. light, developing and printing.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers
Contact: billchambers66@gmail.com
Where: Chapter Workshop


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