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An Introduction to Lino Printing

Enjoy the process of this dynamic and popular form of printmaking. Using your own design or image, produce a one coloured lino print to take home.

Learn how transfer your design to vinyl, use lino tools to cut, ink up your lino plate and print using a small etching press.

A fun workshop designed to encourage you to try further printmaking techniques.

Tutor will supply most of the materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 7th March 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3464
Fees £80
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Block Printing Onto Fabric With Lino

An exciting workshop using lino blocks and textile inks to print your own, unique design onto fabric.

Start by transferring your design onto lino. Learn how to cut into the lino to produce your block and then how to print your design onto fabric using textile ink. You will cover the basics of pattern design and print registration techniques. At the end of the day you will take home your hand printed fabric which could be used to make lovely napkins, place settings and cushion covers, amongst many other ideas.

Tutor will supply all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

If you have fabric that you would like to try printing onto, please bring this along with you. Your tutor will advise you if it is suitable.

If you wish to print a placement design for a cushion cover, please bring your cushion pad with you.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 13th March 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3420
Fees £80
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Adventures In Indigo

A chance to explore the magic of indigo dyeing, along with the sophisticated ‘tie-dyeing’ process of Japanese Shibori.

In this session you will create two traditional Shibori patterns on cotton fabric. In addition, you will have the opportunity to create many sheets of indigo patterned tissue paper which can be used for wrapping, book covering etc.

No previous experience of indigo dyeing is required for this workshop.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

A light lunch is provided.

Date Thursday 11th April 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3431
Fees £80
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An Introduction To Eco Printing

Spend a wonderful day learning the basic technique of eco printing, transferring colour and shape from leaves onto paper and fabric.

There are many different leaves that can create images and you will learn about common accessible varieties and the colours they can produce.

We will look at the different mordants used to treat your paper and fabrics to make the patterns light and wash-fast. These mordants can also affect the colours attained and we shall explore that.

By investigation and experimentation, you will produce many samples on both paper and fabric. After lunch you will combine your newly acquired skills and eco print a narrow silk scarf.

Students are encouraged to bring along any foliage that they would like to try to take prints from. Your tutor will advise on their suitability.

Your tutor will supply all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and as a recap for those already on their eco printing journey.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 25th April 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3443
Fees £80
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Beginners Bookbinding With Creative Covers

An exciting new workshop making two different book bases and their covers.

Begin by creating the cover papers for your books. Learn how to use a variety mixed media – inks, stencils, paint, resists, water soluble pencils and crayons, stamps, prints etc. to create a variety of designs for possible book and pamphlet covers.

We will begin the session by using washes of colour, ink on paper and then adding further colour, stencils on top.  This is intended for students to individualise their own book covers.

These papers, when dry will then be used to make a small pamphlet book.  This is created by simple bookbinding sewing techniques.

Then we will make covers for a concertina book using students own wrapping paper, recycled prints etc. These covers will then be made into a concertina book.

Students are requested to bring their own wrapping paper, prints on paper for recycling, decorative paper that they would like to use for covers for their books.  Ideally the weight of paper should be at least 100 gsm and no thicker than 175 gsm (at least A3 in size).

Also, any media you would like to use such as acrylic paints, inks, dyes for use on paper, stamp pads or stencils. Anything that you would like to experiment with.

Tutor will supply the following;
A3 paper for students to create some covers with.
Paper for the inside leaves of the books.
Needles for sewing and bookbinding thread.
Bonefolders.
Some acrylic paints and inks.

This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 1st May 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3419
Fees £80
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Silk Satin Scarf – Watermarking Techniques

One of the beautiful effects offered by silk painting is the creation of watermarks – darker outlines to areas of colour. 

This workshop will allow you to build layers of colour and marks on a luxurious pure silk satin. The dense weave and glossy surface of the fabric will show off the design with glorious results on your own lovely unique long scarf.

You will learn the basics of silk painting, experiment with colour mixes and applications and how to fix your colours to the fabric. All students will leave with one, beautifully coloured silk satin scarf.

Tutor will provide all materials to enable you to make one scarf. This cost is included in your course fee.

Scarves provided are made from crepe backed silk satin, have hand rolled finished edges and measure 160cms x 45cms.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 21st May 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm
Ref 3433
Fees £90
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Logwood Natural Dye, Foliage and Seedheads

Using eco-printing techniques combined with logwood natural dye and various foliage, create some wonderful images on paper and fabric.

The logwood dye produces a beautiful blue base colour, perfect for creating bold prints.

You will experiment and print onto handmade paper, card tags and also silk and cotton. You will be amazed at the stunning effects that a variety of leaves and seedheads can create on different base materials. 

The resulting samples can be used in many creative projects such as art collages and stitch projects.

Students are encouraged to bring along any foliage and seedheads that they would like to try to take prints from. Your tutor will advise on their suitability.

Tutor will provide all materials. This cost is included in your course fee.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 23rd May 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3444
Fees £80
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An Introduction To Paper Marbling

All you need to know to start creating beautifully hand marbled paper and stationery. Gemma will guide you through the process step by step.

You will create a number of sheets of marbled paper and a hand marbled notecard with an envelope.

Due to the nature of the marbling technique and the materials used, also factoring in the weather conditions on the day, it may take a little longer for some of your work to dry out. If your papers have not fully dried by the end of the session, these can be posted out to you for a small fee of £3 per package. This will be payable to your tutor on the day. Alternatively, you may wish to collect your work from college at a later date.

Tutor will supply all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 13th June 2024
Tutor Gemma Lawley
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3465
Fees £85
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