Courses

Looking to join one of our courses? Our OnLine Saturday Print Club is the perfect place to start if you want to learn simple printmaking techniques that you can do at home, with lots of creative ideas and input. Our online classes will be delivered via Zoom. You will need to be able to download the Zoom app and follow a link sent to you by email to join the course.

We are constantly reviewing government guidelines, and are hoping to start in studio classes again after Easter. Please keep an eye on the website to keep up to date on dates for our classes as we are postponing more often than not! When they do run, all of our classes are Covid-safe, the classes will have very small numbers of students, with distancing measures in place. We can guarantee that you will get lots of expert help and advice- the small numbers in the class mean that you will really achieve a lot.

Hausprint

Get creative, boost your mood and find wellbeing through discovering new ways of making. Our Saturday Print Club is a safe, friendly, arty Saturday morning class where you will be encouraged to use printmaking techniques to take you on your own visual journey and explore your creativity.

Each 5 weeks different artists (let's face it, we need the work!) will lead, demonstrating new techniques and ways of generating ideas. There will be plenty of time to practice and develop, and lots of support and encouragement.

The Saturday Print Club is designed to give inspiration and skills to everyone, whether you have never picked up an inky roller, are a printmaker without access to their normal workshop, or an artist who just needs some new exercises to kick start a creative New Year.

Make yourself a cup of tea and get making - what a perfect way to start your weekend!

All classes delivered via Zoom. We will send a materials list as soon as you sign up- you may need to buy some items

Memory of a Landscape with Sarah Heuser

Saturday 1 May - 29 May 2021, 10am-1pm

5 weeks (15 hours)

Cost: £150

You will explore new ways of creating a composition by developing your image through different processes: drawing, monotype printing, and collage. Then you will translate these into a relief reduction print to experiment with colour combinations while printing a variable edition that explores colour as a starting point. Find inspiration in landscapes – remembered and revisited, make our current confinement a creative opportunity and spend a few hours a week lost in making.

Led by resident artist Sarah Gursoy-Heuser whose work explores fragmented landscape. Sarah will bring her enthusiasm and energy for the subject to this course, referring to both historical and contemporary artistic interpretations of memory and space. Plenty of material to get started with this fun and welcoming printmaking course.


Saturday Print Club: Creative Cardboard with Michelle Avison

Saturday 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2021, 10am-1pm

online

4 weeks (12 hours)

Cost: £120

Find out how to use cardboard as a surface to print from- you will be surprised at how much you can do with corrugated cardboard, recycled packaging materials and other card. Use the card in different ways to make images by cutting, shaping and scoring the card. Learn how to print the card by hand, explore different papers to achieve best results and overprint in colour.

You will be encouraged to find your subject matter through a series of print and drawing exercises, working directly with the card to draw and construct your images, cutting and reshaping it to alter and develop your work. You will make a number of different types of prints which will give you a great insight into working with this fab, versatile, sustainable and free material!


Sunny Weekends: Finding Creative Inspiration at Home with Eleanor Watson

Saturday 10 July- 31 July 2021, 10am-1pm

5 weeks (15 hours)

Cost: £150

On this 5 week course you will explore ways of making art from your home and the things in it. You will work in a sketchbook to develop some material to work from - guided to find different ways of drawing and materials to explore. You will use the drawings to develop into prints using different monoprinting techniques. Each week you will be introduced to a different way of working, and over the 5 weeks will build a personal vocabulary of markmaking and ideas to practice and use again.

Find inspiration where you are, make our current confinement a creative opportunity and spend a few hours a week lost in making.

Led by resident artist Eleanor Watson whose work explores interiors in various mediums. She will be bringing her enthusiasm and energy for the subject as well as referring to both historical and contemporary artistic interpretations of home. Plenty of material to get started with this fun and welcoming printmaking course.

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.

 


In the Studio


Thursday 17 & 24 June 2021, 6.00- 9.00pm.

Cost: £96. 1 x A5 etching plate, ink and paper included

Tutor: Rob White

Location: at SLAUGHTERHAUS

White Ground is great way to make painterly marks on an etching plate- working with layers of aquatint and white ground you will learn how to achieve interesting tonal watercolour like effects which can be used on their own or with other etching techniques.

Over two evenings you will look at and discuss a range of print examples, learn how to prepare the etching plate and use White Ground to create washy, painterly marks, then how to print in different ways to gain the most from the delicate tonal marks.

Sunday 6 & 13 June 2021, 11.00- 4.00pm

Tutor: Sarah Gursoy-Heuser

Cost: £180. Includes A5 lino and paper.

Location: In the studio

Etched lino is a great way to introduce texture to your lino prints. It can look painterly and gestural. Join this one day course to learn how to use different resists to create excitingly varied lino surfaces, experiment and try out various ideas. On this one course you will work on one piece of etched lino and one cut lino which will be printed together to make a two colour lino print.

Bring a drawing, photograph or painting to work from. Learn how to use tools and understand how to etch the lino safely. You will have time to print the two blocks individually and combined in one colour each. Come back to one of our workshop classes to make more prints

Tools available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them.