Printmaking for Christmas

Tutor: Hester Cox

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Have fun learning to create festive printmaking blocks that you can use at home as they won’t require a press or expensive studio equipment to print. You will create a carved stamp from your own design suitable for Christmas cards and multiple stamp blocks to create repeatable patterns for wrap and tags. You’ll have the opportunity to print onto tags, cards and paper to make your very own range of festive stationery.

– Discover rubber stamp-making and how to make a card design.
– Learn various techniques to create repeatable patterns.
– Discover what inks and paints to use on different surfaces.
– Take home your own festive themed stationery.

Please note there is a £8 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

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

Just yourself, but wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy.

Bring along any ideas that inspire you and you may find a sketchbook useful too.

“Really enjoyed having permission to spend a whole day doing something creative.  And the food was fantastic!”

– Caroline

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