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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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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Etching Course this weekend

There are still 1 or 2 places left for this weekend’s etching course. The course is for Saturday and Sunday and will cover etching Zinc or Aluminium with Copper Sulphate solution. This is a much safer and environmentally sound way of etching, in contrast to using acids. For more information or to book please see the website:

https://cardiffprintworkshop.co.uk/workshops-and-classes/

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT CARDIFF PRINT WORKSHOP-CYANOTYPE AND PHOTOCOPY TRANSFER

 

CYANOTYPE AND PHOTOCOPY TRANSFER

14-15 July 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 and to book:

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT CARDIFF PRINT WORKSHOP 2018 – ETCHING

ETCHING WITH COPPER SULPHATE

CPW, Market House, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, CF5 1QE

23-24 June 2018

10am – 4pm

£100

 

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

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paper making

Making paper today with Fashion and Textiles hear at the Arts Academy in Cardiff. Some beautiful results using cotton fibre pulp mixed with tea leaves, tin foil, magazine text and woollen threads. Such a simple and satisfying process…

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photocopy transfer

Been experimenting this week with photocopy transfer using two techniques to transfer images to wood, fabric, paper and tape. Adhesive transfer works by sticking the photocopy face down to the substrate then wetting the back and rubbing the paper off. Solvent transfer used to be an extremely toxic process involving strong solvents such as acetone or cellulose thinners. Nowadays I use eucalyptus or tea tree oil which works just as well and clears the head too!

Watch this space for a workshop at Cardiff Print Workshop soon.

Adhesive transfer:

 

Solvent transfer: