What could be better than a field full of meadow flowers? On this printmaking day with Hester Cox, you will be creating a folder full of gorgeous prints that will last long after the hay has been cut and the winter takes hold!
Join Hester to learn different ways of making one-off printed images that celebrate these important landscapes and the wildlife that visit them. You will start by making direct-drawn monotypes, a quick and easy method that helps get the creative juices flowing. Then you will move onto reductive monotype, which is all about light and shade. The afternoon will be a riot of colour as you learn how to print from the plants themselves and use stencils to create simple & beautiful images.
Please note there is a £6 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 make sure you're wearing old clothes that you don't mind getting messy. If you have an apron or other protective clothing you'd like to use, please bring it along.