Regional Print Centre Symposium

Wednesday 14th February 2018 I attended the annual Print Symposium at the Regional Print Centre. The speakers were Wuon-Gean Ho, Hartsheath Project, Laura Boswell and Darvid Armes. I found the day particularly inspiring and came away with lots of ideas to progress my print making further. Wuon-Gean Ho I have been making prints for 25 years about fantastical dreams and loveable beasts. I hope you enjoy looking through my collection of work. http://www.wuongean.com/

Colour Linocut with Nick Morley

This two day course enabled me to practice more with the 2 colour printing and also provided me the opportunity to practice with the image I plan to use for the Twenty Twenty. I definitely feel I achieved a lot over this two days and that my confidence in lino cutting and printing has increased. I also loved the safe wash inks we used and much prefer using these oil based inks to water based ink.

Screen Printing with Tom Frost

This workshop focused on using screen printing with two colours to achieve a third colour. During this two days, I became more confident with the idea of layering colour in printing. Tom Frost studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and since graduating in 2001 has been working as a freelance illustrator in Bristol. For three years he has been a member of Snap Studios in central Bristol pursuing his love of screen printing. His work is inspired by his passion for old match boxes, vintage tin toys, folk art, children’s books and stamps. Utilising screen printing, plywood, vintage Meccano,…

Artist Books with Estella Scholes

3rd August 2017 Having worked with Book Making previously, I was really looking forward to this workshop. We began this workshop by creating some Flutter Book templates from A4 sheets of paper. Once we were comfortable with the process we then spent some time practicing on prints that had been previously left at the Print Centre. As I was already familiar with the process I found it easier to get started with this. We then discussed a variation on the Japanese Stab Stitch, a two hole version and looked at binding a book using an elastic band and a three…

Combination Printing with Greg Fuller

27th July 2017 We began the day with a brief introduction into the types of printing processes we are likely to encounter. Conventional printing has four types of process: Plano-graphics, in which the printing and non-printing areas are on the same plane surface and the difference between them is maintained chemically or by physical properties, the examples are: offset lithography, collotype, and screenless printing. Relief, in which the printing areas are on a plane surface and the non printing areas are below the surface, examples: flexography and letterpress. Intaglio, in which the non-printing areas are on a plane surface and…

Reduction Linocut with Ian Phillips

13th and 14th July 2017 I attended the Reduction Linocut Workshop with Ian Phillips as part of the Print Scholarship and found the workshop to be particularly informative and my skill in lino cut printing vastly improved as a result. My perception of lino printing has changed as a result of this workshop and I can now see more ways to include lino printing into my art practice. This workshop has inspired me so much that I am now going to work with Reduction Linocut printing for Llawn 100. The first step of this process was to trace an outline…