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Registered Address: Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AX

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Classes

Every year Aberystwyth Printmakers aims to run series of workshops and classes covering as many different printmaking techniques as possible. In 2016 and 2017 the group ran two weeks of summer courses at our Summer Print Jamborees – seaside festivals of printmaking, talks and fun!

 

Previous workshops have included: Stone Lithography, Plate Lithography, Etching, Relief Printing, Collagraph and Drypoint. Workshops have been taught by local, national and international practitioners including Paul Croft, Judy Macklin, Gini Wade, Wuon Gean Ho, Marcelle Hanselaar, Andrew Baldwin, Brian Hindmarch and Cathy Boyle to name but just a few.

Workshops are open to members and non-members and provide an excellent means for learning new skills and techniques and opportunity to become more familiar and confident with studio practice and procedures. Workshops can be booked by contacting the organiser as advertised

Upcoming Workshops

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Linocut Evening Class

Molly Brown

Thursday 21st & 28th November, Thursday 5th December 5.30pm - 8pm

£60

8 Places 

This is a fun and information packed course suitable for beginners or those with some printing experience. Participants will leave with a selection of prints and the knowledge to continue printing at home or in the workshop.

To book please email mollybrown.ink@gmail.com

Aberystwyth Printmakers, Old College

Workshops Archive

Relief printing with Japanese Vinyl

Wuon Gean-Ho

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th September

£150

8 Places 

Back by popular demand, Wuon Gean will teach her repertoire of innovative relief cutting techniques on vinyl. She is currently interested in combining text with image, as well as symbolism & self -portraiture. These themes will feed in to the workshop, as well as the sheer joy of drawing and relief print.

Aberystwyth Printmakers, Old College

Introduction to Stone Lithography

Paul Croft

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd July

£150

5 Places

Invented in 1798 by Alois Senefelder, Stone Lithography – printing from blocks of limestone is considered by many artists to be the technique of printmaking that is closest in experience to that of drawing and painting. During this two-day workshop you will be introduced to basic techniques of stone preparation, drawing with lithographic crayon and tusche, etching and printing in black and white. This course is suitable both for beginners and those seeking to refresh their skills.

This course will be held at the Aberystwyth School of Art

Softground, spitbite and creeping bite aquatint

Flora McLachlan

£150

Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August

8 Places 

We will use traditional techniques to make an etching on copper. The emphasis will be on expressive painterly drawing without the etching needle!

Soft ground will be used to make crayon-like drawn marks, and watercolour-like aquatint tones will be added using spit bite and creeping bite.

Aberystwyth Printmakers, Old College

Contact fcotting@gmail.com for bookings

Collagraph Printing

Charles Shearer

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June, 2019

£150

8 Places SOLD OUT

Charles Shearer studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and at the Royal College of Art, London.  He draws and paints on location in a process he describes as ‘creative interpretation of place and experience’. He teaches numerous workshops around the UK and works on commissions for books and magazines as well as making his crisp and flowing collagraphs.
 
This two-day collagraph workshop will cover Charles’s own techniques of cutting, marking, inking and layering cardboard plates to make complex printed images.

Introduction to Printmaking

Judy Macklin

£140

Tuesday 23rd April - Friday 26th April, 2019

This course offers a comprehensive tour of relief printing methods and encourages you to develop both traditional and experimental techniques. This is an intensive course taught in the excellent facilities at the School of Art print workshop. Both linocuts and woodcuts can be practiced first in black and white and developed in colour. Course fees include some materials and concessions are available.

Introduction to Stone Lithography

PAUL CROFT

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April, 2019

£150

6 Places

Invented in 1798 by Alois Senefelder, Stone Lithography – printing from blocks of limestone is considered by many artists to be the technique of printmaking that is closest in experience to that of drawing and painting. During this two-day workshop you will be introduced to basic techniques of stone preparation, drawing with lithographic crayon and tusche, etching and printing in black and white. This course is suitable both for beginners and those seeking to refresh their skills.

This course will be held at the Aberystwyth School of Art

4 Plate Spit Bite Etching

STEPHEN LAWLOR

£175 

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th November, 2019

6 Places

This two day workshop will comprise on day 1 of offsetting a bitten image from 1 plate to 3 other plates. Then stopping out and spit biting all four plates. On day 2 there will be proofing and altering of colours and burnishing away and adding to existing lines and aquatints. This way of working should lead participants towards a better understanding of how colours work in layers with an emphasis on approaching colour from each individual perspective.