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Tutors, Peter Beeson, Chrissy Norman and Richard Kimmerling, using an etching press

Our printmaking two-day workshops run six times a year. They are intended both for people who want to be introduced to printmaking and for those with some experience.They have consistently proved to be very popular and several of our current members started off by attending a workshop.

These workshops cover etching and woodcut printmaking. The tutors are experienced teachers as well as practising artists and they provide invaluable instruction to all who attend the workshops, whatever their previous experience.

The cost of each two-day workshop is £200 which includes all materials, etching plates, wood and woodcutting tools, ink and editioning paper, plus lunch with wine for the two days. Each workshop is limited to nine people, five etching and four woodcut, to enable one-to-one tuition and help whenever needed.


Places fill very quickly so, if you wish to book a place, please let us know as soon as possible by completing the
booking/enquiry form.

Dates for 2018 workshops:

May 19th/20th
*2 places left for woodcutting and 1 for etching*

May 24th/25th
*1 place left for woodcutting and 2 for etching*

August 2nd/3rd *1 place left for woodcutting and 4 for etching*

August 11th/12th
*4 places left for woodcutting and 3 for etching*



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Vouchers are available and make good gifts or prizes.


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Peter Polaine using the Columbian press
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Jen Hall with some primary school children

We also work with school children, giving them a chance to experience a working print studio. This has only been made possible in the past by the support of the members of the Sudbourne group and grants from Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With primary school children we explore three simple techniques: monoprinting with textures, transfer monoprinting and drawing into pressed polystyrene tiles then printing the images with overlaying rolls of rainbow colours. With smaller groups of secondary school children we can explore soft ground etching as well.

All the children gain the opportunity to work under the guidance of two experienced artists in a wonderfully creative environment, with rewarding results. If you are interested in finding out more please
click here.


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Making a monoprint with textures

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Transfer monoprinting - self portraits