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New Printmaking Classes at CPW

Relief Printing – Lino and Wood Cut

6 weekly evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesdays 27th October – 1st December 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

An Introduction to Printmaking

6 x Day classes 2 pm – 4 pm

Tuesdays 26th October – 30th November 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:

  • Paper making
  • 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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New Classes at CPW

From Wednesday 15th September by appointment only

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

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

Open Access Sessions

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

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

Please contact: Bill Chambers

billchambers66@gmail.com

Relief Printing – Lino and Wood Cut

6 weekly evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesdays 15th September – 20th October 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

Printmaking for Beginners and Improvers

6 x Day classes 2 pm – 4 pm

Tuesdays 14th September – 19th October 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:

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

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

The Photographic Print

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Mondays 13th September – 18th October 2021

These classes are intended for anyone with a passion for printmaking and photography, areas of image making that have long over lapped and complemented each other. This course will cover two processes that increasingly occupy a permanent place in the contemporary printmaking studio:

  • Cyanotype on paper and fabric
  • Non-etch photo intaglio

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

Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Tuesdays 14th September – 19th October 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

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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

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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!

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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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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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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: