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

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.

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.

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:

 

Dry point workshop

This Friday I ran a dry point workshop with an A level group from Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen who were visiting The Arts Academy in Cardiff.

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Dry point provides the ideal entry point for printmaking because it is so easy to achieve great results! We were scratching into plastic which as well as being  more affordable than metal has the added advantage of being transparent, allowing the students to trace directly from their sketch books. Once the drawing has been done the printing can be varied in many different ways to produce a range of outcomes…

 

evening classes start 28th feb 2018

PRINTMAKING EVENING CLASSES

Duration: 10 weeks. Evening classes. Wednesdays 6-9pm.

Start date: 28th February 2018

Fee: £180 course fees

Where: The Cardiff Arts Academy

This 10 week course is designed to cover a range of printmaking techniques and give a broad overview of the area for those interested in developing their work in print. Participants will gain hands on experience of mono-type, dry-point, screen-print and relief-print. They will explore the art and craft of printmaking in a fully equipped print studio at the Cardiff Arts Academy.

www.artsacademy.wales/evening-classes/

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