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May 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10am – 4pm
£40 per session
Each session limited to 10 people only
Pay online or download Booking Form HERE
Each session will provide an opportunity for you to experiment with a wide range of print techniques, including monoprint, collagraph and drypoint. You will also have access to lots of materials to take home with you too, so you can create your own ‘plates’ to print from in your own time, leaving plenty of time to use my intaglio printing press during the workshop. You will gain confidence in using the press itself, and exploring and experimenting with all sorts of different materials to print with including carborundum, wallpaper, acetate and fabric! Come along and be inspired to create your own unique artwork, printing onto both paper and fabric.
The sessions are suitable for all abilities; all you need to bring along is a sense of adventure… and wear old clothes, as printmaking can be very messy!
For each session I will focus on a basic technique see below, but you are free to concentrate on whichever technique you prefer!
The final session will be for you to either continue to print from your own plates, or to ‘work into’ old prints. I will bring along a selection of art materials including watercolour, inks, pastels and watersoluble pencils.
collagraph and chine colle
drypoint and monoprint
drypoint and monoprint
large scale monoprinting
working into prints
Website – http://www.joannaallen.co.uk
“My degree is in Textile Design, so it is not surprising that incorporating decorative elements is fundamental to my artwork.
All sorts of things can inspire me to create! My artwork fulfils a desire to make a visual inventory of all the treasured things in my life. There is a quiet transient beauty to be celebrated everywhere. Whether it is small young fruit on a pear tree, an overblown rose, the early morning chirpings of garden birds; the fragility of antique china or precious vintage textiles, even memories of all the contemplative tranquil places I have visited… I need to record these encounters, and the poignancy of life’s small joys and humble pleasures.
I have an experimental approach to creating my artwork, I often combine drawing, paint, pastels and collage in one piece; this layering of different media and techniques exemplifies how I think and work. Printmaking in particular allows me to create variations on a theme: developing ideas through experimentation with different media. I love to break rules: prints are frequently drawn into or re-coloured. It’s all a bit of an adventure really.”