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Monoprinting using marks, plants and found materials with Helen Brown

This Monoprinting course will appeal to artists wishing to explore and experience a spontaneous and expressive technique to produce one-off, unique, colourful prints. As the technique is fast and immediate, there is huge potential for experimentation with marks, colour and texture.

As with traditional Monoprinting techniques, oil based printing ink is applied directly onto thin, plastic and metal plates using a wide variety of colours, painterly marks, block colour, blends and washes. This course then combines natural materials; leaves, grasses, foliage and found materials, such as; string, net and lace with these initial marks to produce exciting, layered and dynamic images printed using the Etching press.

The type of foliage used is specific so instructions on what to gather, will be provided before the course begins. No botanical knowledge is needed.

Natural and found materials will also be available for use, in the studio.

The course will begin with a short, ‘hands on’ demonstration and talk to explain overlaying, registration and colour mixing techniques. For those experienced in other Printmaking mediums, there is an opportunity to learn how to combine this Monoprint technique with Etching and Relief processes, if requested.

Dates and times

Wednesday evenings

6.30pm – 9.30pm

6th December – £30 – Returning students only – FULL

13th December – £30 – Returning students only

10th January – £30 – Returning students only

17th January – £30 – Returning students only

24th January – £30 – Returning students only when Mokulito course is on

7th February – £30 – Returning students only when Drypoint course on

14th February – £30 – Returning students only

21st February – £30 – Beginners & returning students

28th February – £30 – Returning students only

Returning students – if you have done a course in Monoprinting with us before you can attend.

Payment can be made using the PayPal button below, or by card over the phone or bank transfer, please contact us to pay.

Dates

Thursday morning

10.30m – 1.30pm

7th December  – £30 – returning students

18th January – £30 – returning students

25th January – £30 – returning students

1st February – £30 – returning students

15th February – £30 – returning students

22nd February – £30 – Beginners and returning students

29th February – £30 – returning students

Returning students – if you have done a course in Monoprinting with us before you can attend.

Payment can be made using the PayPal button below, or by card over the phone or bank transfer, please contact us to pay.

Dates

Friday morning

10.30m – 1.30pm

19th January – £30 – returning students

9th February – £30 – returning students

23rd February – £30 – returning students

Returning students – if you have done a course in Monoprinting with us before you can attend.

Payment can be made using the PayPal button below, or by card over the phone or bank transfer, please contact us to pay.

 

Dates

DRYPOINT COURSE

Learn the art of drypoint, akin to etching without acid. Trace your image onto a clear plastic plate with a needle, ink the lines, and print on an etching press. Ideal for fine lines and detailed images.

Wednesday evening – 6.30pm-9.30pm – 1st November – £30

Thursday morning – 10.30am-1.30pm – 2nd November – £30 – FULL

Dates

*These courses are extremely popular and fill up quickly. Even if a course is listed as Full, please email in your interest as we always hold a waiting list as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.*

Course Material charges – inks, rags and cleaning materials are charged at £1.50 per session

Gloves – 50p a pair. We will provide you with one pair of gloves per course.

Paper is not included and can be purchased from the studio. Paper prices begin at 15p a sheet. Participants are welcome to bring their own paper, if preferred.

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Small class size – 4/5 people

Helen Brown is a full time Printmaker and teacher with over 20 years of experience in teaching.

All our courses are for adults of 18 years old and over, unless specified. 

Course bookings – Please note, if you book a place on a course in advance, we will ask for half payment to secure your place. This half payment is non-refundable. Full payment of your course must be made 14 days before the course start date. If booking onto a course, all sessions within the course need to be paid for, even if you are not able to attend them all.

How to pay – You can pay using the PayPal button, by Debit/Credit card over the phone, cash or via BACS. Please contact us for our BACS details. Once payment is received, we will confirm your place on the course via email. Even if the course says ‘Full’, please contact us to check as sometimes there are still places available, following cancellations. We except all major credit/debit cards except American Express.

We are no longer enforcing a mask wearing policy in the studio but if you wish to wear a mask, you are very welcome.

Cancellations:

All deposits are non-refundable. All Course fees must be paid in full, 14 days prior to Course start date. All Courses are non-refundable, 14 days prior to start date. Courses can only be transferred, if your place is filled by us or yourself. A £10 admin charge will be deducted.

We do not accept cancellations by telephone so please inform us via email or letter. If your place is filled, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. Missed classes can not be refunded or transferred.

If we do not have enough participants on a course, we reserve the right to cancel the course within 14 days notice of the start date.  You will be refunded in full.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the studio.