New Year classes at The Art Workshop

The Art Workshop  3 Lon Fach, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6DY

Very excited to announce that I have been invited to run printmaking workshops for The Art Workshop in the New Year 2021! There are some fabulous Saturday afternoon workshops coming up and a brand new weekly course for those wanting to explore Printmaking in more detail. Places will be strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment, all are in studio with social distancing and Covid Protocols for your safety.

Book direct with The Art Workshop theartworkshop@live.co.uk.

Weekend workshops:

Monotype Printmaking – Printing from Leaves and Feathers

This is a really accessible printmaking process that is full of potential. Work in a range of colours to create beautiful and detailed impressions of natural forms. No experience necessary – just come along and play!
Saturday January 23rd 1.30pm-4.30pm £50 including all materials and equipment.

Please book early! Email theartworkshop@live.co.uk, message or call 07947 003111


Drypoint Etching

This age old etching process was pioneered by Rembrandt and is one of the simplest and most direct ways to make an etching. An introduction to the drypoint etching that will cover techniques of drawing and mark-making directly to the plate through to creating the final prints on Fabriano paper. A great way to sample one of intaglio printmaking’s many processes.

Saturday March 20th 1.30pm-4.30pm £50 including all materials and use of the press

Please book early! Email theartworkshop@live.co.uk, message or call 07947 003111

Weekly Classes

Introduction to Printmaking

This is ideal for anyone with a curiosity for printmaking. You will learn about all aspects of the art of print including working with the etching press, inks, rollers and tools. The course is designed to offer the opportunity for creative exploration using age-old techniques to enhance and energise the artwork you make. You will be introduced to Mono-type, Dry-point etching, Chine Collé and Lino-cut.

Thursday January 28th – Thursday March 11th. (Break for half term Thursday 18th Feb) 2-hour weekly workshops Thursdays 10am-12pm. £120

Please book early! Email theartworkshop@live.co.uk, message or call 07947 003111

Curator Space Feature

My new work is featured today on the Curator Space Website https://www.curatorspace.com/about/news/bill-chambers-confined/197

“During the pandemic I created a new series of transfer prints exploring the figure in response to the ‘new normal’ of self isolation and social distancing. Like so many people I have felt the creeping effects of this ongoing situation. The call to modify our behaviour and the closure of so many opportunities to interact with other people has lead to a widespread increase in mental health issues. Without the healing effect of others, loneliness and disconnection have left many of us feeling more isolated than ever.

The works were made using photocopy transfer on collage, a process I was able to do from home during lockdown. They are based on photographs taken in collaboration with a friend, Marega Palser, a dancer and performance artist. This project represents a new direction for me in my own artistic journey and is only the start of more creative work to come.

The series was self initiated as a way of progressing previous work that explores the figure combined with objects and pattern, but the initial idea came from a proposal for a group exhibition that was ultimately unsuccessful. (I found myself so excited by my own proposal that I decided to do it anyway!) The figure is composed to explicitly acknowledge the boundaries of the image but ultimately she is not trapped. She inhabits the space as her own.”

All work for sale. These prints (10″ x 8″) are £40 plus p+p. Anyone interested please contact me:

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: