Two-day workshops - further information

Etching

We will cover hard and soft ground etching plus aquatint over the 2 days and how to prepare a zinc plate for etching. For those who have had some etching experience, there will be the opportunity to develop their skills with an experienced tutor on hand.

You will be guided through the different processes to develop your own ideas into an etching. Inspiration can be based on a sketch, photograph or an abstract idea so bring any source material with you. Also pencil, rubber and paper are useful but all other materials will be supplied.

You can expect to take home at least one etching plate completed during the time plus some prints, of course. The size of each plate can be of any dimension up to a maximum of A4.
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Some images from recent etching workshops - click an image to start a slide-show





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Woodcut and Linocut Printing

This is a hands-on course for beginners and improvers to learn how to produce a relief print using wood or lino. We look at the different types of tools and ways of cutting that make varied marks and textures that will give your image both style and substance. You will be able to print both monochrome and coloured images.

The tutors are there to help and guide you so that you can try different colour combinations in order to experiment and push to get a really pleasing print. Anyone who is keen can try the reduction process but will need to come with a design and be ready to get printing quickly.

Please come with a design drawn out or a photo so that you are ready to make the most of your time. We have lino blocks 200 x 300 mm and wood up to 450 x 600 mm. The size you can reasonably tackle will depend on the complexity of your design.
Beginners are advised not to try anything too large or complicated at first! You won't want to spend all the time cutting. Leave plenty of time for printing and trying some colour techniques. These two days really do fly by!


Some images from recent woodcut workshops - click an image to start a slide-show


Clothing
Wear old clothes and an apron if you have one as printmaking is very inky. We recommend that you don’t wear open toed shoes for safety reasons. Health and safety is very important to us and the workshops are run very efficiently with safety in mind.

The workshops run from 9.30am until 4.30pm with a break for lunch.


Where to go
The workshops are held at 4 Bothy Yard, Sudbourne Park, IP12 2AJ. Look out for the entrance marked Sudbourne Park at the B1084 crossroads near Orford and follow the long driveway down the slope and turn right to pass the big urns on your left. Bothy Yard is the first left past the garages, near the walled garden. Parking is in Bothy Yard, on the right hand side as you go in.
For a map, see our
Contact page.

Cancellation Policy
The full fee must be paid to confirm your place. If you cancel your booking more than 28 days before the start of the workshop, we will refund 50% of the fee. If you cancel less than 28 days before the workshop starts, no refund will be given. However, if we are able to book your place to somebody else we will refund the full amount or offer you another workshop date regardless of when the cancellation is made.