Bristol Print Room: New courses scheduled up to June 2020

Bristol Print Room is now taking bookings for workshops and classes through to June 2020: 

January

Two colour reduction Lino Printing weekend £65 

25th and 26th of Jan 10am - 1pm each day.

Learn how to create a multi-coloured lino print from a single plate by printing and carving the plate several times. This classic printing technique creates bold, graphic designs, Using the printing press you'll be able to make a small edition (several identical prints) of striking, colourful prints to take home.

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February

Lino printing!

Wednesday mornings. 10am - 12.15pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80
​Wednesday evenings. 6.30pm - 8.45pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80 ​

These are four week courses.  Perfect for complete beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino plate as well as more sophisticated techniques such as creating multi-coloured prints and printing with gradients of colour.

Using a printing press you will be able to create a small edition of prints, I will also show you how to print at home without using specialised equipment.

Small groups allow for lots of guidance and supervision. Places can only be guaranteed on receipt of the full course fee.

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​​Dry Point Print taster session

Starts on Tue Feb 18, £35

A gentle introduction to the world of intaglio printing using the dry point technique. I will guide you through the process step by step and show you how to create prints full of atmosphere and depth. This is a great way to learn the process of printing with an etching press and introduce you to the fascinating world of traditional printmaking.

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​​Two Layer Collagraph Printing

Saturday 22nd Feb. 10am - 4pm £70

Collagraph is a wonderful experimental printing technique which produces beautiful, tactile prints.

Come an learn how to layer up your collagraph prints and acheive perfect registration every time producing prints rich in colour and depth.
This course is best suited to those who have a small amount of experience in collagraph or another intaglio printing technique.

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Collagraph taster session

Starts on Tue Feb 25, £35​

Collagraph is probably one of the most varied intaglio print techniques there is. It's a really playful, experimental process which lends itself to making textural and colourful prints. I will take you through the principles of this process step by step and show you a speedy way to make intriguing work using an etching press. This is a great introduction to the endless possibilities that intaglio printmaking offers.

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March

Lino Printing in Colour

Tuesday Mornings OR Tuesday Evenings, 4 week courses. Start on Tue Mar 10th, £80

Perfect for confident beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino printing before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino block as well as having the opportunity to learn more sophisticated techniques to create multi-coloured reduction prints and printing with gradients of colour.

Bring along with you an image that you would like to work from - drawings or photographs, this will help you get started more quickly. Or you can look at the magazines and books I have here for inspiration. Using a printing press, I will guide you through the process of reduction printing to create an edition of up to 8 prints, I will also show you how to print from lino at home without using specialised equipment.

This course includes two A6 (approx) blocks of lino. One for your reduction print and one piece to use if you wish to make a simple practice piece Further lino and paper can be purchased from the tutor.

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​Etch your Sketch

Wednesday evenings 6.30 -8.45 Starts 11th March. £90

Four Week Course

Come and learn the fascinating technique of etching. Using the most eco-friendly and health friendly products available we will be etching onto aluminium plates. Learn how to control the tones and use various techniques and tips to mark the plate. This techniques produces beautiful, atmospheric results.

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Dry Point and Collagraph Techniques

Thursday Evenings 6.30 - 8.45 Starts 12th March £85

Four week course

Drypoint is a great starting point for all sorts of intaglio printing. A simple technique that creates prints full of atmosphere and allows you to reproduce your work several times. Collagraph is one of the most playful of the intaglio printing techniques and lends itself to creating prints that are full of rich colour and texture. This is a course for beginners and improvers alike to develop skills and experiment with materials. We will look at a variety of techniques and approaches and begin to navigate the endless possibilities available.

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Experimental dry point printing

Weekend course, starts on Sat Mar 21st, £75

Come and play and be creative for the day with this fun and colourful technique. Learn how to use basic materials to make beautiful prints layered with texture and colour. I will show you the process step by step so no need to have any previous experience of intaglio printmaking. We will be using traditional drypoint techniques to create plates which are then printed using a combination of relief and intaglio inking. You'll have a range of bold colourful prints to take home

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April

Two Colour reduction lino printing

Weekend course, starts on Sat Apr 4th, £75

Learn how to create a multi-coloured lino print from a single plate by printing and carving the plate several times. This classic printing technique creates bold, graphic designs, Using the printing press you'll be able to make a small edition (several identical prints) of striking, colourful prints to take home. To make the most of your time in this course it is a good idea to come with a simple image in mind, roughly A5 in size.

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May

Beginners Lino Printing

Tuesday Mornings OR Evenings 4 week courses. Start on Tue May 5th, £85

This is a comprehensive beginners course covering all you need to get started in this bold and satisfying art form. We will cover: Choosing and using different tools, inks and types of lino. How to make a simple one-layer lino cut. Printing using a printing press and printing at home without a press. Combining plates to introduce more than one colour Printing with a gradient of colour. Two A6 (approx) blocks of lino are included in this course. Printing paper is included up to a certain amount further blocks and paper can be purchased from the tutor.

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​Beginners Printmaking

Wednesday mornings OR Evenings, 8 week course. Starts on Wed May 6th, £150

This course is a great introduction to a range of printing techniques using a printing press. You will get an introduction to drypoint, collagraph, using chine colle, and lino printing and a little time to play around a bit with these processes. By the end of the course you will have made a whole collection of colourful prints and have a sound foundation knowledge in the basic techniques involved as well as lots of ideas for how to take your work further. This course would suit absolute beginners as well as those who would like a little refresher.

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Dry point and Collagraph techniques

Thursday mornings OR Evenings. 4 week course. Starts on Thu May 7th, £85

Drypoint is a great starting point for all sorts of intaglio printing. A simple technique that creates prints full of atmosphere and allows you to reproduce your work several times. Collagraph is one of the most playful of the intaglio printing techniques and lends itself to creating prints that are full of rich colour and texture. This is a course for beginners and improvers alike to develop skills and experiment with materials. We will look at a variety of techniques and approaches and begin to navigate the endless possibilities available.

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Lino Cut Greetings Cards

Saturday course. Starts on Sat May 16th, £75

Make a set of 10 colourful lino-printed greetings cards for any occasion. I will show you haw to use the lino tools to carve your own designs - no experience necessary. During the course we will be using the printing press to print your designs onto cards. I will also teach you how you can print from your blocks at home - no press required! You will have the chance to learn the basic steps of lino printing and also the opportunity to learn how to print with gradients of colour. The course fee includes the lino block and 10 blank cards to print onto. Further blocks and cards will be available to buy form the tutor.

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​June

Lino Printing in Colour

Tuesday mornings OR Evenings, 4 week course. Starts on Tue Jun 2nd, £85

Perfect for confident beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino printing before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino block as well as having the opportunity to learn more sophisticated techniques to create multi-coloured reduction prints and printing with gradients of colour. Bring along with you an image that you would like to work from - drawings or photographs, this will help you get started more quickly. Or you can look at the magazines and books I have here for inspiration. Using a printing press, I will guide you through the process of reduction printing to create an edition of up to 8 prints, I will also show you how to print from lino at home without using specialised equipment. This course includes two A6 (approx) blocks of lino. One for your reduction print and one piece to use if you wish to make a simple practice piece Further lino and paper can be purchased from the tutor.

Book this course

​Experimental Drypoint Printing

Saturday course. Starts on Sat Jun 13th, £75

Come and play and be creative for the day with this fun and colourful technique. Learn how to use basic materials to make beautiful prints layered with texture and colour. I will show you the process step by step so no need to have any previous experience of intaglio printmaking. We will be using traditional drypoint techniques to create plates which are then printed using a combination of relief and intaglio inking. You'll have a range of bold colourful prints to take home

Book this course

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