Social and professional groups, Schools and Colleges
We can create bespoke weekend, evening, weekly or one-off Printmaking sessions in the studio or in your venue for all age groups. No previous Printmaking experience is necessary. We have created exciting and fun sessions for Birthdays, Hen days, Team building sessions and Away days and are happy to work with you to tailor the event to match the requirements of your group.
We can create short courses for young people to develop their creative skills and ideas using Printmaking skills and to introduce and/or expand their experience in traditional techniques.
We offer portfolio building for GCSE, A Level and for students applying to Art Foundation and Degree courses. Printmaking is the ideal medium to add diversity and breadth to a portfolio and the work produced can significantly raise the grades of the attending student.
Abstract, Woodcut print in various stages of development
Natural images in Woodcut with Chine Colle and multiple blends
Please contact the studio by email or telephone, to discuss your requirements.
Held in bip-Art
Bespoke day, half day and/or evening sessions.
Bring a small group to the studio to immerse yourself in the Printmaking medium of your choice. Be creative, have fun and leave with some exciting artwork.
Christmas card workshop
Have some festive fun with a group of friends or work colleagues. Book one of our bespoke half day or full day courses and do something a little different.
Schools and Colleges
We have been working with groups from Roedean school to provide immersive days in Woodcut, Etching and Lithography and we run an eight week, early evening Etching course in the Autumn term for mixed year groups. These courses provide the opportunity for the students to develop their skills, increase their grades and prepare their portfolios for their next educational step. They are also valuable as Personal Development sessions as students of differing ages are encouraged to work together and develop relationships outside of their usual friendship groups.
Every year, an entire year group visit the studio in three separate groups to experience and make a collective Etching. The groups draw onto a joint plate with needles, are shown how to prepare a plate and watch it bite before seeing their plate cleaned off and printed. The children are taught about the room, encouraged to ask questions and are allowed to participate in appropriate tasks, under constant supervision. The group also learn how to block print on fabric and create a joint relief print together. As well as experiencing a traditional, working Printmaking studio, the children have to work together, share materials, make joint decisions and aesthetic choices that support their key stage learning. We have had the pleasure of hosting St Lukes school for many years and are always excited to welcome the Year group into the studio.
Waiting to draw on the plate
Drawing on the plate
Huddled around the Extractor tank
Outreach – held in external venues
Angel Day at Brighton Museum
We ran a ‘drop in’ Collagraph workshop for the general public appropriate for both adults and children using found materials and water-based ink. Adults of all ages and children worked side by side to create some beautiful, spontaneous Angel Collagraph blocks and prints.
Ann teaching a participant
A completed Collagraph Angel
Rolling up the Collagraph block
Collagraph block and print
The Foundry Community Banner project
To coincide with a retrospective of Harvey Daniel’s work, we ran a series of Community and School workshops to print banners that were influenced by the colours and shapes that populate Harvey Daniels’ works.
Inks and rollers
Blocks to use on the banner
Two completed banners
Glastonbury Festival Kidz Field Craft tent
For many years, we have run a series of Printmaking sessions in the Kidz Field at Glastonbury, a festival within the festival especially for Children. Children are welcomed into the session to learn how to block print onto fabric using water-based inks. Over the years, designs have been printed onto bags, t-shirts, banners and flags.
Block printing flags
Patcham Junior School
We work at the school, with an entire year group over two mornings to create Monoprints and Block prints based on a nursery rhyme theme that compliments the children’s classwork topics. The children have to work together and share materials while engaging in new skills with a visiting tutor. We have held this workshop at the school for a number of years.