This course will cover a wide range of simple printmaking techniques. We will begin with experimental approaches using everyday items and those found in nature. We will then explore how to create a collagraph, use monoprinting, and press printing. The session will culminate with block and relief printing methods including rainbow inking, reduction and jigsaw lino cutting to create multi colour prints.
The course is split into easily manageable tutor-supported sessions, enabling each person to create their own set of prints, inspired by the landscape and environment of Flatford Mill. There are also many different effects that can be achieved by combining different techniques and printing on prepared surfaces.
About the Tutor
Sue originally trained as a textile designer and has continued to expand her artistic skills using many different media. She has taught these skills to both adults and secondary school students for over 36 years during which time she was Art Adviser for Bexley Education Authority.
She has continued to run workshops at the Flatford Mill centre in Suffolk since 1990. Much of her work records the landscape loved by John Constable which continues to inspire her today. In 2000, she exhibited one of her paintings at the Flatford Mill Millenium exhibition alongside one of John Constable’s original pieces!
She is an accomplished watercolour artist but also works with printmaking methods, sometimes combining the two. Sue has developed an experimental approach to printmaking by incorporating mixed media, drawing, and a variety of unusual printing techniques. Sue regularly exhibits her work in local galleries. For more information and examples of her work, please use this link: http://suewatercolours.wordpress.com
Check-in is between 1400-1800, if you are arriving after 1800 please advise us, so we can ensure you are advised of access codes, room key location, and room location.
You will meet the tutor at dinner, and you will have your first session after dinner.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
The course is open to all abilities and needs only a small amount of equipment in order to participate. You will need to bring the following with you:
- A set of Lino cutting tools (Essdee cutting blades, baren and handle set £6.99)
- A roller to apply printing ink (Essdee ink roller £8.25, or similar)
- A large wooden or metal spoon (for burnishing the print block)
- An iPhone or iPad/ sketchbook to record images at the venue
All other items will be supplied by the tutor. A selection of printing paper, inks and printing blocks will be available to purchase as necessary.
About Flatford Mill
We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is un-suitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible.
Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.
Opportunities to attend this course
This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.
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