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Workshop Programme 2017

Workshop with visiting American Artist Chris Carter

Enhanced Colour for Artists and Printmakers

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October 3 – 5 | 2017 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

To register contact Anne Gullick (anne7gullick@hotmail.co.uk or 01792207620)

Questions? contact chris@ChrisCarterArt.com cell (USA): 00 1 908-399-5186

  £140 non-members,   £130 ordinary members,     £120 full/keyholder members

DESCRIPTION: We begin with a simplified explanation of basic colour theory and how it can be helpful to determine the result of applying layers of colour during the printmaking process. Next, we determine colour tone (value) on our palettes and observe how the tone and hue changes when pigments are mixed or layered. From that strong foundation of understanding how pigments interact, we will mix beautiful neutrals using a limited palette of six pigments to further understand and predict the result of layered interactions. Finally, we explore how choosing colour by tone and temperature can strengthen both design and composition.

Tues | Saturated colour and effects of layered hues

Wed | Colour tone (value) and temperature  

Thursday| Beautiful Neutrals and making choices that enhance and strengthen your work.

American artist, Chris Carter, travels extensively to explore the world with pen and brush and to observe the nuances of colour as it changes with the passage of time and season. Both at home and abroad, she draws and paints daily in sketchbooks, studying the natural world and the inventions of mankind; cities, roadways, machinery and objects of all sorts. She brings the knowledge gleaned from her sketches and color studies back into the studio to better express in large, abstract paintings, her greatest passion of all, movement through space and the patterns of energy.

Visit her website at www.ChrisCarterArt.com.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME | Screenprinting with Sarah Hopkins

Some of the great work that came out of the workshop

Jane jones 2

 Jane Jones

Dhyana Fritsche 600

Dhyana Fritsche

Sally Price 600

Sally Price

 

Sarah is running this workshop on the weekend of August 5 and 6. Those of you who are familiar with her work will know that she has her own unique approach to designing for print, capitalising on cut and torn paper stencils to build up the design through coloured layers. No coating of screens, no exposures – just cutting and a lot of thought!

Start time 10.00 AM finish at 4.30 with a break for lunch.

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This is a very open, non technical approach enabling great flexibility as you go through the design process.

3 progression print

 

2 progression print

 

What you will need

Cutting mat | We have some of these, but if you have one of your own, bring it along. These are available at outlets like The Range quite cheaply and are a good piece of kit to have. As well as providing protection for work surfaces they offer the least resistance to your cutting blade.

There are transparent cutting mats available which are particularly useful for working on the light box and seeing through a couple of layers of thin paper.

A good cutting knife | This is a matter of personal taste, but replaceable blades are essential for fine cutting. The cheap shops, pound stores and the Range again offer cheap sets.

A protective overall|  best to cover up decent clothes, the printing ink will wash off but can leave a stain

A4 photocopies of an image you would like to use | this can be a photograph and or a drawing.

Best to have several copies of these, at the size you want the finished print to be

Drawing materials | nothing special, pencil etc and perhaps a couple of fine line felt tips

Full/ Keyholder member £100 | Ordinary Member £110 |Non Member £140

This includes all the inks, paper and materials you will need to print a small series of prints

ALSO included for all members is one free open access session to finish any work not completed on the course

Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

Payment is by cheque | Cash | if more convenient we can send you BACS transfer details




19A Clarence Street|Swansea SA1 3QR| 01792 464418

mail@swanseaprintworkshop.org.uk | www.swanseaprintworkshop.org.uk         

Any queries please email Jackie Ford jmford@ntlworld.com


Drawing and Screenprinting Workshops with Kelly Stewart

Workshop Programme

Introductory Talk | Wednesday June14 | 7.00pm | The Drawing Room | Swansea Print Workshop| FREE

Drawing Day | Thursday June 15 | Drawing outdoors around Mumbles Pier | meet Gower Gallery

Screenprinting Workshop | Friday and Saturday June 16 and 17 | Swansea Print Workshop

Mumbles Pier



Introductory Talk |Wednesday June14 | 7.00pm | The Drawing Room | Swansea Print Workshop| FREE

Kelly will give an illustrated talk about her approach to screenprinting through a range of genres.
Her extensive body of work can be seen on the website and the talk will give access to the layered approach to colour involved in designing for print and will be a very useful introduction for anyone enrolling for her workshops.

Drawing Day

 

Full/ Keyholder member £30 | Ordinary Member £40 |Non Member £50

£30 for anyone in conjunction with the screenprinting course

Kelly enjoys the drawn line and quite often varies the line quality, whether it be from a pencil, a graphite stick, charcoal or a nib and combines them into the one artwork through the screenprinting process. She has a tremendous open style of drawing which demonstrates a rigour combined with a wide syntax of mark making.
She is an energetic/ encouraging and supportive teacher in an exploratory environment
The drawing day will take place in and around Mumbles Pier which affords excellent opportunities for a wide range of subject matter, architectural, figurative and landscape.


If you are interested in taking drawing to screenprint this will be an excellent preparatory day to get your art work underway. It is possible to draw directly for transfer to screen without having to copy or redraw your material. Screenprinting offers limitless opportunity in combining the drawings with found textures, photographic imagery and text.

Come to the free introductory talk to Kelly and her work at Swansea Print Workshop on June 14th at 7.00pm. There will be a chance to look in detail at the range of work she does and how she prepares for print.


Screenprinting Workshop |Friday and Saturday June 16 and 17 | Swansea Print Workshop

Full/ Keyholder member £120 | Ordinary Member £120 |Non Member £150

Screenprinting can be the natural extension of your working drawings. This extremely popular process allows you to build up layers of colour with the full range of texture and transparency. This workshop will allow you to find a way of working that suits your own unique style. Swansea Print Workshop provides a supportive network of printmakers that will allow you to build on this workshop for further printmaking where you can work independently in the studio.

In this workshop you will learn

·         how to transfer drawn or photocopied onto the screens using the uv exposure unit

·         how to prepare your inks for colour, transparency or opacity

·         how to set up the press for registration of each layer of colour

·         different substrates used for screenprinting

No previous printmaking experience is required and all your materials are included in the cost.

At the end of the process you will have a small edition of prints handprinted onto quality paper.

About Kelly Stewart  | www.skellydesigns.com  |

Born in Sydney Australia, Kelly studied a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) hons, majoring in illustration at the University of Western Sydney followed by a further year of printmaking. In 2000 Kelly moved to Edinburgh to pursue her career in illustration and to be amongst traditional architecture. Drawing European traditional architecture fulfilled a passion that she craved having been surrounded by predominantly modern architecture in Australia. Edinburgh became a constant source of inspiration and she began to draw quirky architectural sketches and street scenes combined with mark making and handwritten text. Equally Kelly has a love of all creatures great and small so animals regularly feature in her work.

Kelly joined the Edinburgh Printmakers workshop in 2001 and in this time has dedicated most of her artmaking to the medium of silkscreen printing. Kelly enjoys the drawn line and quite often varies the line quality, whether it be from a pencil, a graphite stick, charcoal or a nib and combines them into the one artwork through the screenprinting process. Screenprinting offers limitless opportunity in combining the drawings with found textures, photographic imagery and text.

Kelly has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK as well as open exhibitions such as the Visual Arts Scotland at the RSA, the Royal Glasgow Institute of fine arts and Aberdeen Artists society exhibition. Permanent collections are in Howies Restaurants (Edinburgh and Aberdeen) as well as in the Budongo Chimpanzee House at Edinburgh Zoo. Kelly has supported many charities such as Macmillan cancer support, Circle Scotland, St Columbus Hospice, and the Sick Kids Hospital.

Kelly continues to produce limited edition silkscreen prints as well as original drawings of various cities throughout Europe. In addition her love of drawing animals has also continued through limited editions and private commissions. All artwork can be found on the website.
Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

Payment is by cheque | Cash | if more convenient we can send you BACS transfer details