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Current workshop programme summer 2016

With our busy lives it is often difficult to arrange dates for our training days that suit all the people who want to do them, so we are trying a new strategy this year for some workshops.

If you are keen to do any of the workshops below, please contact the printmaker who is running them who will then negotiate a convenient date and time for all the people who are interested.

If you missed or would like to do one of the Workshops that were run earlier in the year we will be scheduling our autumn programme soon so let us know if you are interested for yourself or a group of friends.


Click on the titles below to see full details of the workshops

Coming up


Carys Roberts Drypoint

Drypoint Etching | Workshop with Carys Roberts
2 Day |Saturday October 15 & Sunday 16 | 10.30 - 4.00pm | Max 6 places
Suitable for beginners or experienced printmakers
£70 Full/Keyholder member  |£80 Ordinary Member | £100  Non-member


Pasta Printmaking! Tiny etchings on your kitchen table | Workshop Rose Davies
Half day workshop. September/October 2016. Maximum of 8 places
£15 Keyholder and Full members, £20 Ordinary members, £28 non-members.

Click Here for more details of Rose's Workshops and details of how to book

Exploring Collagraph | Workshop with Judith Stroud

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2 Days | Two consecutive Thursdays |Date to be arranged | Maximum of 8 places
£70 Full/Keyholder member  |£80 Ordinary Member | £100  Non-member
Suitable for beginners, and intermediate printmakers

There are still two places left on this workshop

Click here to see details of this richly textured technique and details of how to book

 

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



If you missed or would like to do one of the Workshops that were run earlier in the year we will be scheduling our autumn programme soon so let us know if you are interested for yourself or a group of friends.

 

Click on the titles below to see full details of the workshops

‘Do It Yourself’ is a series of short workshops designed to encourage people to take up printmaking at home to produce professional quality editions of small prints and to gain experience and confidence before moving onto studio-based techniques.
You will be working with Rose Davies / Rosie Scribblah, printmaker, artist and blogger. Rose is a previous winner of the Wrexham International Print Biennale and has exhibited across the UK and internationally in Pakistan, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.www.scribblah.co.uk/about

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Beyond Emin! Making monotypes on your worktop! | Workshop Rose Davies
Full day workshop. |  Maximum of 8 places
£30 Keyholder and Full members, £35 Ordinary members, £50 non-members


Turning Japanese! Easy block prints on your table top | Workshop Rose Davies
Full day workshop |  Maximum of 8 places
£30 Keyholder and Full members, £35 Ordinary members, £50 non-members.

Click Here for more details of Rose's Workshops and details of how to book

 

Introductory workshops
These workshops are designed to provide you with firm foundations in your chosen technique and the confidence and practical knowledge to continue working independently afterwards in the studio during Open Access sessions. These workshops are particularly suited to those new to printmaking or to the chosen technique and for those who have not visited the Workshop for some time and would like to have a refresher on how the studio operates.


Introductory Paper Stencil Screenprinting | Workshop with Nina Morgan
1 Day |  10.30 TO 4.30 | Max 6 places
£50 Full/Keyholder member | £55 Ordinary member | £70 Non-member

 
Introduction to BIG etching | Workshop with Andrew Baldwin
Etching Safely @ SPW 
2 Day Workshop | | Max 6 people
£95 Full/Keyholder member  |£105 Ordinary Member | £125 Non-member


Reduction Woodblock Printmaking | Workshop with Lesley Lillywhite
2 Days | 10.30 - 4.00 | Max 6 Places
£70 Full/Keyholder member  |£80 Ordinary Member | £100 Non-member

Intermediate Workshops
These workshops are designed for participants who already have some experience in the chosen technique or who have taken part in an Introductory Workshop and are looking to further develop their skills and explore different effects.


Screenprinting with paper stencils |Workshop with Nina Morgan
1 Day | 10.30 to 4.30 |  | Max 6 people
£60 Full/Keyholder member  |£65 Ordinary Member | £80 Non-member

 
Photo Screenprinting| Workshop with Nina Morgan
2 Day |
 10.30 to 4.30 |  | Max 6 People
£90 Full/Keyholder member |£100 Ordinary Member | £1120 Non-member

 
Screenprinting With Apps |Workshop with Nina Morgan
2 Days
10.30 am – 4.00 pm | Maximum 6 Participants
£60 Full/Keyholder, £70 Ordinary, £80 Non-members
Interested in exploring drawing with apps?
Looking for ways to create screenprints from your Tablet drawings?

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

 


Life Drawing at Swansea Print Workshop

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Weekly - Thursdays: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm |Monthly – last Wednesday of every month: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm 

Weekly

A long-standing, friendly Life Drawing group meets every Thursday evening.

Run by Steve Jones, the full session runs 6.30 - 9.30pm with a half hour break at 8.00. Steve normally has a series of shorter poses in the first half, with a longer, often a full-hour, pose after the break.

Monthly

A day-time monthly Life Drawing Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 10.30 to 1.30. 

Run by Patti McKenna there is a rota of professional models of all ages and body types and Patti welcomes suggestions from the group regarding model poses. 

Both groups are informal and suitable for both experienced artists and people who want to give it a go. The sessions are not taught and run for three hours.  There is no need to book. Just come along.

Some drawing materials and an extensive range of papers can be purchased at the Workshop. There are drawing boards and easels for use.

 

Autumn Workshop Programme 2014

 

Introductory workshops

 

These workshops are designed to provide you with firm foundations in your chosen technique and the confidence and practical knowledge to continue working independently afterwards in the studio during Open Access sessions. These workshops are particularly suited to those new to printmaking or to the chosen technique and for those who have not visited the Workshop for some time and would like to have a refresher on how the studio operates.

 

Introductory Paper Stencil Screenprinting | Wednesday 12 November | 10.30 TO 4.30 1 Day Workshop with Kara Seaman | Max 6 places

£50 Full/Keyholder member | £60 Ordinary member | £75 Non-member

 

In this practical workshop you will learn the basics of screenprinting from a simple one-colour paper stencil design, producing an edition of six prints of your image.

You will learn about the screenprinting area, selecting tools and equipment, setting up the printing bed and how to mix inks and choose the best paper to print on. A full set of fully illustrated technical notes are provided.

What to bring with you:

  • An idea for an image no bigger than A4 size. Remember sometimes the simplest images are the most effective!
  • Cutting mat and a neat scalpel with new blade as apposed to a heavy Stanley Type knife
  • Notebook and a camera to record notes and photographs of the process.

 

 

Etching Safely @ SPW | November 2014, Date TBC

2 Day Workshop | Max 6 people

£70 Full/Keyholder member  |£80 Ordinary Member | £100 Non-member

In this practical workshop you will have the opportunity to develop a print in two ways

Linear: this is done by drawing lines using an etching needle (on hard grounds).

Tonal and textural areas:  This is done by impressing items (on soft grounds)

 

You will learn about the safe etching area, tools and equipment, which grounds and paper to select for your image and how to add tone to your print. A full set of technical notes will be provided.

What to bring with you:

·         Preliminary drawings that you could use for drawing with the hard ground

·         Items for soft ground impression, such as feathers, dry leaves or other vegetation, textiles or papers which might give an interesting texture to your print.

·         Camera to take pictures of demonstrations for personal reference. 

 

Introductory Digital Imaging  | Thurs & Fri 6 & 7 November 10.30 to 4.30

2 day Workshop with Adele Vye | Max 4 Places

£90 Full/Keyholder member  |£100 Ordinary Member | £115 Non-member

 

In this practical workshop you will learn how to develop images digitally suitable for use as photoscreenprint, photopolymer and photoetch artwork. The source material used can be photographic or drawing based sources.

 

This is a prerequisite course for any photo based print process workshops at SPW.

 

You will learn about selecting and creating appropriate images, scanning and manipulating images using basic Photoshop techniques and printing out artwork ready for use in any of the photoprocesses. Full technical notes will be provided.

There will also be a demonstration of the use of Markresist and Trugrain materials for drawing directly for photo processes

 

What to bring with you: photographs [digital or paper copies], drawings, designs

 

 

Intermediate Workshops

These workshops are designed for participants who already have some experience in the chosen technique or who have taken part in an Introductory Workshop and are looking to further develop their skills and explore different effects.

 

Intermediate Screenprinting with paper stencil | Wednesday 19 November 10.30 to 4.30 | 1 day workshop with Kara Seaman  | Max 4 people

£60 Full/Keyholder member  |£75 Ordinary Member | £90 Non-member

 

In this practical workshop you will build on the basics of one-colour paper stencil screenprinting.

Emphasis will be on registration methods and overlay set-up, mixing inks and screen bed use. A full set of fully illustrated technical notes are provided.

 

What to bring with you:

  • An idea for an image no bigger than A4 size. Remember sometimes the simplest images are the most effective!
  • Cutting mat and a neat scalpel with new blade as apposed to a heavy Stanley Type knife
  • Notebook and a camera to record notes and photographs of the process.

 

Intermediate Level: Photo Screenprinting | 6 & 7 December 10.30 to 4.30

2 day Workshop with Kara Seaman | Max 4 People

£90 Full/Keyholder member |£100 Ordinary Member | £115 Non-member

Prerequisite for workshop: Intro Digital Imaging and Intro/intermediate Paper Stencil screenprinting

 

In this practical workshop you will build on the basics of screenprinting and learn how to transfer photographic and autographic images to screen.

Emphasis will be on

Coating screens with photo-emulsion

Exposing screens to ultra violet light and developing

Registration methods and overlay set-up, mixing inks and screen bed use.

There will also be a demonstration of the use of Markresist and Trugrain materials for drawing directly for photo processes

A full set of fully illustrated technical notes are provided.

 

What to bring with you:

All participants must come with fully prepared artwork on transparency or suitable paper copy

 

 

Intermediate Level: Supported Studio Sessions in Safe Etching: Wednesday 26 November 10.30 to 1.30 and 2.00 to 5.00 | Max 6 people

£10 Full/Keyholder member | £15 Ordinary member per 3 hour session. Materials are not included.

 

An opportunity to work in a supported environment to identify problems, solutions and developments for your etching plate and to print plates.

These are supported sessions for printmakers who are currently working on a print.

 

Masterclasses and Invited Artists

 

These workshops are perfect for anyone wishing to experiment and explore their creativity and artistic practice. Unless otherwise stated, they are suitable for all levels - beginners to more experienced artists.

 

An Introduction to the Ecology of Mark Making with Pip Woolf | Wednesday 22 October | 10.30- 4.30 | 1 day Workshop Max 10 people

Full Members: £28.00; Ordinary: £31.00; Non-members: £35.00

 

A day exploring the use of naturally occurring materials and the possibilities for drawing and printmaking that arise from the context of their sources

 

Ecology is the study of how living things are related one to another and to the environment, essentially how everything connects. As artists we are constantly making choices about our materials and ways of working them that are probably not as a random as we might think. Our choices are made consciously through learning, accidentally, by experimentation and by life experiences. However we learn what we do with our knowledge remains unique so it is always exciting to share knowledge and watch what happens.

 

Pip Woolf has been experimenting with found colours and processes of nature for several years. Throughout the day she will share ways in which she has used materials and processes in her own work.

On this introductory day you will:

  • Look at plant and mineral materials that can be used as colour
  • Create surfaces to work on with quartz, rabbit skin glue and paper
  • Investigate different mediums that can carry colour
  • Consider how and where to 'forage' for colour
  • Make handmade pastels from readily found earth colours (TIME PERMITTING)

All materials will be provided

 

Monoprinting with Rose Davies

 

The full colour reduction monotype technique was used by Impressionist artists like Monet and Degas to make sumptuous unique artworks in glowing oil colour on heavyweight paper..

 

Rose Davies is a specialist in monoprinting and in these themed one-day monoprinting workshops, she will introduce you to this intriguing and creative technique. This is where printmaking merges with painting

 

Working from a black and white photograph or drawing, you will learn this historic technique using new generation water soluble oil inks and beautiful hand-made heavy cotton paper. You will use first-class archival quality materials and receive a full set of technical notes.

 

Sunday 12 October A Portrait in Monotype

Fee: Full / Keyholder members £50; Ordinary members £60; non-members £70 Six places only

10.30 to 5.00 with a 30 minute lunchbreak (flexible)

Create a beautiful, full-colour, unique oil portrait of your favourite person.

 

Friday 31 October A Landscape in Monotype

Six places only.

Fee: Full / Keyholder members £50; Ordinary members £60; non-members £70

Create a beautiful, full-colour, unique oil image of your favourite view.

 

Saturday 22 November A Still Life in Monotype

Create a beautiful, full-colour, unique oil image of favourite objects.

I day course. Six places only.

Fee: Full / Keyholder members £50; Ordinary members £60; non-members £70

 

What to bring with you?

 

Cyanotype and Textiles with Kara Seaman and Sue Douglas     November TBC            

2 day Workshop 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Full Members: £55.00; Ordinary Members: £65.00; Non-members: £75.00

Suitable for: Beginner/ Intermediate

 

Great for photographers and textile artists or if you simply want to learn a new skill.

Cyanotype is a photographic process creating attractive blue prints onto both paper and fabric.  A variety of flat objects such as lace, buttons, thread, jewellery, cut paper stencils, dried flowers and skeletal leaves can create images…anything that can provide an interesting silhouette. These prints will then be used as the basic components to make decorative boxes or book covers using a variety of textile techniques.

What to bring:

Any objects that will provide interesting shapes and sihouettes / black and white designs from pattern books – preferably already photocopied onto a transparency or your own designs in black and white.

 

Open Access

 

SPW offers an Open Access facility under a three-tiered membership scheme which addresses the needs of recreational artists, those wanting greater access and opportunities as well as professional artists and freelance individuals employed in the creative industries. Please see below for our contact details where you can obtain further information on membership and how to join.

 

We are pleased to introduce a new evening Open Access session on Tuesdays from 4.30 to 7.30 supervised by Rose Davies. Additional hours to our usual daytime Tuesday sessions, it’s great for anyone who wants to make the most of their time in the studio. ?For this evening session only we accept half session bookings from 6.00 to 7.30 p.m. Perfect for those in full-time work and education.?

 

Tuesday 10.30 to 1.30 : Lesley Lillywhite

Tuesday: 1.30 to 4.30 : Carys Roberts

Tuesday: 4.30 to 7.30 : Rose Davies

Thursday: 10.00 to 1.00 : Alan Figg / Kara Seaman

Thursday: 2.00 to 5.00 : Judith Stroud/ Graeme Galvin

Alternate Sundays: 10.30 to 4.30? : Ruth Parmiter

 

Life Drawing at Swansea Print Workshop

Weekly - Thursdays: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm |Monthly – last Wednesday of every month: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

 

Weekly

A long-standing, friendly Life Drawing group meets every Thursday evening.

Run by Steve Jones, the full session runs 6.30 - 9.30pm with a half hour break at 8.00. Steve normally has a series of shorter poses in the first half, with a longer, often a full-hour, pose after the break.

 

Monthly

A day-time monthly Life Drawing Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 10.30 to 1.30. 

Run by Patti McKenna there is a rota of professional models of all ages and body types and Patti welcomes suggestions from the group regarding model poses.

 

Both groups are informal and suitable for both experienced artists and people who want to give it a go. The sessions are not taught and run for three hours.  There is no need to book. Just come along.

Some drawing materials and an extensive range of papers can be purchased at the Workshop. There are drawing boards and easels for use.