Join printmaker Hester Cox, and discover how you can join the print revolution and create your own repeat images safely and easily at home.
On this one-day workshop with Hester as your guide, you will learn about and explore “relief” and “intaglio” through the techniques of drypoint and linocut. The session aims to show you how you can create great work with little investment in gear. Find out how to use basic domestic recycled materials as printmaking plates, find out what household items can be used in place of a press, learn why traditional linoleum is better for the planet, and what inks will clean up with minimum effort.
The methods learned are direct and fun, whilst still producing professional results. Explore what type of papers will give you the wow factor and experience the excitement that comes from revealing the first prints from your own designs.
PLease note there is a £4 materials charge payable on the day.
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What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Everything needed will be provided but do wear clothing that you don't mind getting messed up.