Courses

Saturday 6 April 2024, 10am- 4pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £75 includes materials

Location: In the studio

Explore trace monotype printing and experiment with printing with stencils. This short course is designed to give you some simple tools to start monotype printing, which is a fantastic medium for trying out ideas, experimenting and making great prints. If you are new to printmaking it will familiarise you with some techniques and ideas integral to understanding how to make prints. Already a printmaker? Come and

About the tutor

Michelle Avison studied painting at the Slade School of Art in the late 1980’s, going on to study Printmaking MA at Wimbledon School of Art. Michelle is an experienced artist educator committed to sharing her printmaking expertise and ideas.

Why take this course

A very experimental printmaker, Michelle’s approach always puts image first and she is really good at helping students develop images alongside their printmaking skills. Monoprinting is key to her practice as an artist- informed by her interest in drawing, and her training as a painter. She will guide you through the different techniques, share some of the things she has learnt and give you some tips and ideas for making the most of this fabulously versatile technique.

 


Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 March, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £210. Includes all materials.

On this course you will make a woodcut and learn how to print it by hand. This will involve cutting and printing in more than one colour, using reduction methods and using the jigsaw technique- cutting the block into different pieces to print in different colours. You will learn how to ink successfully and how to handle the paper to achieve excellent registration. You will look at work by Edvard Munch, Christine Baumgarten, Andrea Buttner, Christopher Le Brun and Tom Hammick. Rob has worked extensively with artist Tom Hammick on his ambitious and complex colour woodcuts and is an experienced printer of large colour woodcuts. You will find this course to be packed full of info and trade secrets for achieving ambitious and exciting images.

 

 

 

Sunday 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 & 23 June , 7 July 2024, 2.00- 5.30pm, 3.5 hours a week/ total 21 hours

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou

Cost: £460. Some materials, inks and paper included. Acrylic drypoint plate and different papers extra.

Overview

This course is intended to stimulate you to find unique ways to express yourself through drawing and printing exercises with a combination of outside drawing trips and working back in the studio in collage, mixed media, drypoint and collagraph printmaking techniques.

Through a great combination of directed exercises, and suggestions for working at home between classes, the tutor Chris Christodoulou will encourage you to explore your personal responses to subject matter and to allow the drawing and making process to give you new ideas.

Group discussions and one-to-one will encourage you to experiment and learn from each other.

Contact e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a full course description.

 

 

Tuesday 14, 21, 28 May, 4, 11, 18, 25 June, 2 July 2024, 6.00- 9.00pm

Cost: £452. Plate, ink and paper included

Tutor: Rob White, Michelle Avison

This course explores Carborundum techniques, and uses them to achieve rich painterly marks. Carborundum is great for exploring colour printing and overlaying different colours to achieve diverse marks and creative textural and colour combinations. The plates are relatively cheap to make and we will encourage you to work on a larger scale.

You will look at and discuss a range of print examples, including artist James Anderson's work who is exhibiting at the studio in September. You will make some small test plates to explore the effects of different painting mediums, carborundum grit etc, then move on to make multiple carborundum plates designed to overprint to make complex colour prints and use a la poupée methods to ink each plate in more than one colour.

This course is ideal for printmakers looking to expand their repertoire and wanting to learn more about colour mixing and inking, but it can equally be a fun starting point to learning a new printmaking technique. Carborundum plates can be made at home- they are made with acrylic mediums and grit, avoiding heavy chemicals and solvents, so it is a good technique to know about.

Saturday 13 April 2024, 11am - 4.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £115. Paper included.

Re-think your 'sketchbook' practice. Make a series of simple paper folded and sewn books and use them in group drawing exercises designed to free up your thinking about sketchbooks as repositories for research and how we can start ideas off through drawing.

 

 

 

Tuesday 23 & 30 April 2024 2024,10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: SooMin Leong

Cost: £245. All materials included.

Work one-to-one with skilled and experienced lithographer SooMin Leong. Our 2 Day Stone Lithography course is designed to build skills and confidence in everything you need to know to make a stone litho print. You will finish the course with a small edition of black and white prints, prints and be qualified to join as a studio member to continue your lithography journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next HAUSPRINT Etching Year starts on Monday 3 June 2024, 6.00- 9.00pm (40 weeks)

Cost: £2475 if paid in instalments/ £2330 discount paid in full/ £485 deposit to secure place

Tutors: Rob White, Michelle Avison, guest artists

The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is a unique opportunity to build your printmaking skills over the course of a year- it is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future whatever your starting point. You will be guided through a programme delivered in three parts. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have some experience and wish to further explore their printmaking practice.

The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is a unique opportunity to build your printmaking skills over the course of a year- it is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future whatever your starting point. You will gain a thorough grounding in etching techniques, from the basics of the process through to specialist techniques. These include spit bite, sugar lift, white ground, colour mixing and printing.

The course will help you understand how to make the best prints from your plates, to be able to choose inks and paper and to print and edition work to a professional standard. You will develop ideas and techniques together to develop as a printmaker and as an artist.

The course leaders Rob White and Michelle Avison are experienced artists and printmakers. Rob White is a professional master printer who works closely with contemporary artists making complex prints. He brings a wealth of very specific technical and professional printing experience to the course. Both tutors are practising artists who explore image making through print in exciting ways. Drawing will underpin the course and we will encourage you to make drawings in all sorts of ways in order to build your confidence and explore and expand your ideas for making prints.

Provisional Term Dates

Term 1

Mon 3, 10, 17, 24 June, Mon 1, 8, 15, 22 July

Term 2

Mon 9, 16, 23, 30 Sept, Mon 7, 14, 21 October, No class Mon 28 October, Extra class (full day) Sat 2 or Sunday 3 November, Mon 11, 18, 25 Nov, Mon 2, 9 Dec

Term 3

Mon 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan, Mon 3, 10 Feb, No class Mon 17 Feb, Extra class Sat 22 or Sunday 23 Feb, Mon 24 Feb, Mon 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March, Mon 7, 14 April, No class 21 April Easter, Mon 28 April exhib prep

Private View tbc: Thursday 8 or Friday 9 May

Please contact

Michelle Avison
t: 07946 854207
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To pay deposit

Part 1, Techniques and Inspiration

will lay the foundation of your understanding of etching techniques as well as guiding you to find new ways to consider and create source material for your prints. Underpinned with drawing challenges designed to develop your drawing skills as a jumping off point to explore your creative inspiration, we will build your confidence in looking, remembering, recording, imagining, and interpreting.

In Part 2, Develop and Expand

you will explore more advanced etching techniques and hone your printmaking skills, learning about paper, inks, exploring inking techniques for different results, and understanding how to print (edition) consistently in order to make your prints express your intentions.

In Part 3 you will develop a Personal Project

in a series of etchings, bringing together everything you have learnt. In this part of the course there will be opportunities to try out techniques that will compliment your etching, including chine colle, relief and monotype techniques.

Weekly classes are delivered in three blocks May- July, September - December and January- March and will include:

Demonstration of techniques and many opportunities to recap and ask questions

Drawing exercises built into the course

Group discussion

Tutorials

One-to-one critiques and tutorials, particularly important in supporting your personal project

Self- directed time in class

Specific historical and contemporary artist’s prints as reference to understanding use of technique and visual language

Guest artists will talk about their work, show examples and set briefs within the course programme

Good resources and print examples

A research/ drawing project will be set in the August and December holidays- meant to be fun and useful- not to stress you out!

Professional Practice guidance in preparation for exhibiting work

Exhibition

In the final part of the course you will prepare your work for exhibition at SLAUGHTERHAUS to celebrate your Etching Year, including all aspects of editioning, selection, photographing, framing, pricing and exhibiting your work, etc.

Exhibition (and PV party!) at the end of April 2024, date TBC

Our USP

Class size will be limited, ensuring that you will get a lot of one-to-one help and support.

The course is designed to build your confidence and skills both as an artist and a printmaker- we think that this combination is key to getting the most out of your printmaking. You will work together with your class and build a strong creative rapport with tutors and each other and the wider Slaughterhaus community of printmakers.

In addition to working with our expert tutors, we have embedded opportunities to learn from our exhibition programme into the course timetable. Accompanying each exhibition there will be a talk and class run by the exhibiting artist. These sessions will give you insight into the ways in which they use printmaking in their practice and suggest new methods to try yourself.

Three external visits give unique access to print studios and print collections, and supplement the studio classes, inspiring and broadening your knowledge of artists and printmaking technique.

You will be invited to take part in special classes run by our artist members.

10 x Studio Sessions (60 hours total) to use across the year, allowing more time to expand and explore outside the taught sessions.

The Tutors

Rob White is an experienced printer, he has worked at Thumbprint Editions and is currently working at Pauper’s press where he works with artists such as Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andrzej Jackowski, Stephen Chambers plus many others. Rob is an experienced artist and educator- he also teaches regular classes at Morley College, London. In his work, Rob explores mood through horizons and colour fields.

Michelle Avison set up SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio in 2010. An extremely experienced artist educator, Michelle also runs the Printmaking and Bookbinding Department at Morley College. Michelle attended the SLADE School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art in the 1990’s and her work explores landscape through printmaking, drawing and painting, often blurring the boundaries between them. She has prints in collections in the UK, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.





Saturday 8, 15, 22 June, 10am- 1pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £192 includes materials

Location: In the studio

As artists we have to look at how and why we use materials. As printmakers we are always looking for surface and textures to print.

On this course you will look for and exploit found surfaces, including cardboard, plastic, discarded packaging- anything you can think of to make prints with. You will explore relief and intaglio printing and combine both together.

You will think about the impact that you have as an artist and how you can reduce your footprint by working with waste materials to make work, and learn how to incorporate the materials into your other printmaking. Or, as an artist new to printmaking, come and experience new and very sdimple ways of working, that won't break the bank, and are good for the environment.

About the tutor

Michelle Avison studied painting at the Slade School of Art in the late 1980’s, going on to study Printmaking MA at Wimbledon School of Art. Michelle is an experienced artist educator committed to sharing her printmaking expertise and ideas.

Why take this course

If you want a fast based, creative experience and are up for being challenged, this course is for you. Michelle will guide you through the different techniques, share some of the things she has learnt and give you some tips and ideas for making the most of working with waste.

 


Recording of this class is now available for £5. A link and materials list will be sent on receipt of payment.

Tutor: Eleanor Watson

In this session Ellie will describe and show a range of different materials and tools that can be used for making monotypes at home, with an opportunity to ask questions. It is recommended that you book this class before any of our other monotype courses so that you have the tools and materials necessary to get the most out of subsequent courses.

 


Monday or Tuesday 10.00-4.00pm. Dates by arrangement.

Tutor: SooMin Leong

Cost: £1450. All materials included.

Work one-to-one with skilled and experienced lithographer SooMin Leong. Our 5 Day Stone Lithography One-to-One is designed to build skills and confidence in everything you need to know to make a three colour stone litho print. You will finish the week with a small edition of prints and be qualified to join as a studio member to continue your lithography journey.

Email for more information and a detailed outline of the course