Small World – Art on the hill

“Inevitably we make a small world in the midst of a big one. For a small world is all we know how to make” Rose Tremain

Small World is an installation on a tree at the top of Stow Hill in Newport. The artwork was made using disperse dyes on nylon fabric and is intended to be a meditation on the ever increasing build up of consumer waste in the world. How can we make a difference locally to make a difference globally?

This has been installed today and will be part of Newport’s Art on the Hill weekend of art exhibits around the city.

Winter Printmaking Classes at Cardiff Print Workshop

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Open Access Sessions

From October 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

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A Passion for Print

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Mondays 30th November – 21st December and then 4th January– 11th January 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

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Printmaking for Beginners and Improvers

6 x Day classes 2 pm – 4 pm

Tuesdays 1st December – 22nd December and then 5th January – 11th January 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

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Relief Print: Lino and Wood -Cut

6 weekly evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesdays 2nd December – 23rd December and then 6th January – 13th January 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

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Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Tuesdays 1st December – 22nd December and then 5th January – 11th January 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

Next time you’re in Cardiff Centre

Next time you are in Cardiff Centre please take the time to visit Waterloo Tea Rooms in The Wyndham Arcade. My Exhibition of Mono-type prints based on the landscape of South Wales will be showing there until 4th November. They also do a mean cup of coffee!

Monotype Prints

My latest works are all made using the technique of monotype, whereby inks are manipulated with roller, brush and solvents and printed in layers onto high quality paper. As such each print is unique and as much akin to painting as to printmaking, offering me the freedom and immediacy to improvise and explore the expressive potential of the medium.

Monotype at CPW

Date: 15th – 16th December 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

fee: £100

Monotype is one of the simplest and most direct forms of printmaking. The process involves applying ink to a plate that is then printed onto dampened paper using an etching press. As its name suggests it is a one off process that yields unique printed artwork and as such is the closest printmaking comes to painting. Over the course of the two days participants will learn a number of monotype techniques such as printing with leaves and feathers, using a roller and 3 colour reduction monotype. This technique involves using 3 separate coloured designs brought together to produce stunning combinations of layered tone and hue.

To book please contact Bill Chambers:

Cyanotype and Photocopy Transfer

There are still places left for this weekend class. Book now to avoid disappointment:

CYANOTYPE AND PHOTOCOPY TRANSFER

20 – 21 October 2018

10am – 4pm

£100

Cyanotype is an antique photographic process distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints. It was invented in the Victorian era but was quickly forgotten as photography improved, only surviving as a copying technique for documents and plans in the form of blueprints. Learn to mix and apply the chemicals to a variety of surfaces, expose objects and digital negatives, develop and tint the results.

The photocopy transfer workshop will explore the possibilities of collage using the technique of adhesive and solvent transfer transfer. Any printed material such as photocopies, magazines or newspaper may be used to create distinctive works of art on a variety of substrates.

For more information or to book a place on the course please contact Bill Chambers:

New Autumn Printmaking Workshops at CPW

CYANOTYPE AND PHOTOCOPY TRANSFER

20 – 21 October 2018

10am – 4pm

£100

Cyanotype is an antique photographic process distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints. It was invented in the Victorian era but was quickly forgotten as photography improved, only surviving as a copying technique for documents and plans in the form of blueprints. Learn to mix and apply the chemicals to a variety of surfaces, expose objects and digital negatives, develop and tint the results.

The photocopy transfer workshop will explore the possibilities of collage using the technique of adhesive and solvent transfer transfer. Any printed material such as photocopies, magazines or newspaper may be used to create distinctive works of art on a variety of substrates.

For more information or to book a place on the course please contact Bill Chambers:

cyanotype and photocopy transfer workshop

This weekend I held a two day workshop at Cardiff Print Workshop. On Saturday the day was taken up by Cyanotype, a wonderfully simple form of alternative photography that produces vivid blue prints when exposed to ultra-violet light. Here at CPW we use a sun bed lamp but on Saturday we had a much stronger source of U.V. during this year’s summer heatwave!

Sunday we used copies generated from our new CPW laser printer to transfer images to wood, card, collage and fabric.