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!

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 – monoprinting and drypoint printing plus create and print from a collagraph.

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.)

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.)


Please note we now only have non-residential places available on this course.

Tutor: Cherry Lyons

I am an experimental and mixed-media artist and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of creating new artwork in my garden studio. You can see here website here: www.cherrylyons-artist.co.uk

Please also see our other courses run by Cherry Lyons Watercolour Wizardry 15th – 19th August 2022 and Mixing it Up!  1st - 5th August 2022. Book 2 courses by Cherry Lyons and receive a 10% discount. To take this offer please contact Slapton Ley.

What's Included

Before You Attend

Where to meet and at what time?

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

What shall I 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.

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