Join us and discover handmade printing from nature. Expect the unexpected! – Don’t be afraid of the dark!  

A creative experience where you can learn new skills and discover that it is not essential to have an expensive printing press to incorporate hand-made prints into artwork. As part of this course, you will discover the fascinating potted history of how and who made printmaking since 3000BC!  

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During the course you will be able to learn the differences between three types of printmaking, watch demonstrations of ‘how to do it’ then try out your own ideas in the different types of printing including: Monoprinting and drypoint printing plus, experiment with creating prints using a gelli-plate.

Most materials and tools will be supplied. You will only need to bring yourself, a large apron, thin surgical type gloves (this can be lovely and messy!), a sketchbook or sketching paper, something to draw with (can be pencils, fineliners, ballpoint pens or felt-tips.) If you have a gelli-plate please bring it but some will be available to use.

You can choose from a selection of paper and card to print on to which will be available to use but if you have your own, please bring it along. (This can simply be from a sketch pad or blank cards).

We will use a wide range of materials to create textures, shapes and designs including natural materials gathered from coast and countryside (much of which can be found around the local area to Slapton Ley.)

About the Tutor

Cherry Lyons

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Example Timetable

Resident participants are requested to arrive for registration by 17.00 on arrival day.

The course will begin after supper.

Non-residents can arrive 10/15 mins before the evening meal or for the introduction talk.

There will be an introductory talk at 17.00.

Supper is usually at 18.30.

A non-resident booking also includes dinner during your course as teaching does progress into the evening.

Breakfast, for resident participants, will be from 8:00am.

The course will end at 15.00. On the final day please vacate your room by 9:00am, storage is provided for your luggage

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Picnic Lunch

Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.

Before You Attend

What to Bring

Please bring along anything you already have. I bring a limited amount of basic equipment that may suffice to fill gaps. Please bring along any photographs, sketches, or other reference material you would like to work from.

Opportunities to attend this course

This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.

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Please also see our other course run by Cherry Lyons Watercolour Wizardry 21st-24th-August 2023. Book both courses by Cherry Lyons and receive a 10% discount.