Ochre Print Studio can provide One-to-One or Bespoke Teaching Sessions in most methods of printmaking
Cost: £30/hour (plus £10/hour for each additional person attending the session) plus materials
Please note - minimum time required to cover basic screenprinting processes is four hours

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August Courses and Workshops

  • Making a Lampshade - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Introduction to Non-Toxic Etching - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Textile Printing with Foil and Puff Binder - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Screenprinting on Cloth Taster Day - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Dying the Printing with Rust - Everyone welcome!


Introduction to Printing on Textiles – Making a Lampshade
With Georgie Jefferies

Expose your own image onto a screen. Learn to mix your inks for textiles, print on fabric and make a lampshade. Your image will need to be no bigger than 64 x 22cm and will be printed in one colour.

Date: Wednesday 2 August
Time: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £65 / Members £60
All materials provided
 
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An Introduction to Non-Toxic Etching
With Mai Osawa

Artist/Illustrator Mai Osawa’s prints are made using various techniques, including: screenprint, drypoint, photopolymer and etching. Since the establishment of our new non-toxic etching facility at the start of the year, Mai has been working almost exclusively in the etching room and is keen to share her skills with those interested in exploring the processes of etching copper and aluminium plates in a safe environment. This is an opportunity to learn the non-toxic processes we employ in the Etching Room using Ferric Chloride and Copper Sulphate with BIG (Baldwins Ink Ground) and a our self-contained spray booth for applying the Aquatint. All materials provided with extra copper plates available to purchase in the studio. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn to use our new etching facility.

Dates: Weekend 12/13 August
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £130 / £120 Members
All basic materials provided with additional plates/paper available to purchase in the studio

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Textile Printing with Foil and Puff Binder
With Georgie Jefferies

Learn how to expose an image on a textile screen and use it to print using foil and puff binder.

Date: Wednesday 16 August
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All materials included in workshop price

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Screenprinting on Cloth Taster Day
With Jule Mallett

A one day workshop by Ochre Print Studio's resident Textile Tutor. Jule Mallett is a multi-talented textile artist who creates her work through drawings, soft sculptures, screen prints and rusted cloth. The aim of this print workshop is to take you through every stage of the screen printing process from experimenting with mark-making, to exposing a screen and printing an image onto cloth. This workshop is suitable for everyone, beginners and refreshers alike.

Date: Monday 21 August
Times: 10am to 4 pm
Cost: £65 / Members £60
All materials included in workshop price

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An Introduction to Dyeing and Printing on Cloth with Rust
With Jule Mallett

Our Textile Tutor, Jule Mallett, is known as ‘the Queen of Rust’ and for a good reason! This workshop is designed to introduce you to the possibilities of dyeing and printing with rust on cloth using found objects. Many fabrics are suitable for this and the resulting marks are completely colour fast, washable and unique to the process. Jule will also discuss and demonstrate how to mark make on paper too!

Date: Wednesday 30 August
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All materials included in workshop price

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September Courses and Workshops

  • Drawing with Ink and Bleach - Everyone welcome!
  • Introduction to Screenprint - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Introduction to Wood Engraving - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Print Your Own Paper, Gift Tags and Labels - All welcome!
  • Introduction to Screenprinting at Home - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Metallics Mixed Media - All welcome!
  • Tuesday Taster - Book Binding
  • Introduction to Linocut - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Intermediate Non-Toxic Etching - Experienced Printmakers only


Drawing with Ink and Bleach
with Jule Mallett

Jule will show you how to use water based inks and bleach to create experimental and expressive marks that are difficult to achieve with other mediums. The results can be really exciting and will give you the opportunity to spend hours just playing with mark-making. All basic materials are included in the workshop price.

Date: Friday 1st September
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: £35 / Members £30
All materials included in workshop price

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Ready, Steady, Screenprint!
with Adam Green

This five week evening course will introduce you to all the processes of screenprinting; from drawing a design and exposing it on a silkscreen to printing it on paper.  Adam will show you how to make and use stencils to add layers of colour to your image. Once you have mastered the processes you will be encouraged to design your own project and complete an edition of six prints. This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who would like to refresh their screenprinting skills. All basic materials are included in the course price.

Dates: Mondays 4 September to 2 October
Times: 6pm to 9pm
Cost: £160 / Members £150

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A Comprehensive Introduction to Wood Engraving
with Peter Brown RE

Artist and Freelance Illustrator Peter Brown will introduce you the delights of Wood Engraving using traditional tools like Spitstickers and Scorpers! Peter gained a post-graduate diploma in illustration from St Martins in 1992. Since then he has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker, specialising in wood engraving and Japanese woodblock. He is a visiting lecturer in further education and teaches printmaking workshops at Central St Martins, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gainsborough's House and the Sidney Nolan Trust. He has illustrated a weekly column about birdlife in Britain for The Times newspaper for the past 25 years. Peter is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and exhibits regularly with the Society of Wildlife artists. See Peter's work on his website

The points covered in his course and the sequence in which they are presented will provide a sound introduction to wood engraving. This course is suitable for those who have some drawing experience and would like to print; however, there is no need to have any prior knowledge of printmaking. Of all artists’ printing methods, wood engraving has the advantage of needing the least equipment. It does not require a press but may be printed by hand. The cost of the basic tools and materials needed to produce a print is small, as is the space required to engrave and print a block. It requires minimal ink and small quantities of solvent, so there is little mess. Together these qualities make it very suitable for the keen amateur and it may be practised happily at home. A quiet, contemplative process, yet one that often results in characteristically strong images and has a deep tradition in Britain.

Date: Weekend 9/10 September
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120
All basic materials are included in the course with extra blocks/paper available to purchase in the studio
 
 
 

How to Print Your Own Paper, Gift Tags and Labels
With Jule Mallett

Gain an insight into the screen printing process while creating a collection of your screen printed papers and card to make into cards, gift tags and labels.

Date: Friday 8 September
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All materials included in workshop price

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Screenprinting on the Kitchen Table
With Annee Robson

A two day course with the opportunity to explore the possibilities of screenprinting at home. You will be given information about suppliers of screenprinting equipment, taught the basic skills needed to print with water based inks and shown how to build a jig to hold your silkscreen. You will learn how to create borders and draw positive and negative images on your screen, the use of stencils and textures and be shown how to screenprint in the most ‘the painterly way’.

Dates: Wednesdays 13/20 September
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120
All materials included in workshop price with extra paper available to buy if required

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Metallics Mixed Media
With Jo Mabbutt

Combining metallic and lustre powders with glazes, varnishes and waxes, you will be able to achieve a variety of textures and finishes which can be built up over many surfaces. Painting and printing with metallic varnishes and waxes will resist inks and watercolours and you will have the opportunity to explore and manipulate media to build up experimental samples and pieces for further development and embellishment.

Date: Friday 15 September
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £60 / Members £55
All basic materials provided

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Tuesday Taster – Book Binding
With Angela Thames

Using your old prints Angela will show you how to make a unique and interesting book utilising your discarded, unsold or 'not gone to plan' prints. Each page of your book and cover can be from a different print, or just make the cover and/ or use envelopes to house your small prints within the book . This method makes a lovely journal, notebook, record, storage or gift. Different grains and grades of paper can be accommodated including different sizes of paper and single page prints.

Angela will teach you the 'long stitched' method of bookbinding in an evening. She will supply all the tools and thread, you just need to supply the content. Her latest books recycle old envelopes and scrap paper for the pages and cereal cardboard packaging for the covers. She will have plenty of examples to give you ideas and inspiration.

Date: Tuesday 19 September
Times: 6pm to 9pm
Cost: £30 / Members £25

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An Introduction to Linocut
With Angela Thames

There’s so much more to linocut printmaking than meets the eye but this is where you start. Angela will teach you basic linocut techniques: how to create and cut a design on one piece of lino and how to print it onto paper using one or two colours. You will learn about the tools used, mark-making techniques, the best papers to use, inking up your lino block and how to achieve a perfect linocut print. If you do well at this, Angela will show you two, more adventurous techniques: the use of stencils and masking. At which point you will be wondering what other delights linocut has to offer but you will have to wait for further courses to explore these!

​​​​Dates: Fridays 22/29 September
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: £110 / Members £100
All basic materials provided with extra lino/paper available to purchase in the studio

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Talk by Artist Jane Stobart RE
Saturday 23 September at 2pm

Tickets: £10 / Students £4 / Bring a Friend for £5

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Intermediate Non-Toxic Etching
With Artist/Printmaker Katherine Jones

All basic materials provided with extra plates/paper available to purchase in the studio
Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter living and working in London. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print namely etching, collagraph and block-print to produce her distinctive images. Her prints demonstrate a range of techniques with translucent gradations of colour that convey atmosphere and light. Many of her prints glow with ochre and gold and have an almost translucent quality. Katherine says: “I start off with a solid idea but struggle to keep that idea going. After a while, you have to trust the image and give up trying to hold on to it and let it go on its own. I normally draw a lot, draw onto the plates directly and each print goes through masses of stages. I work like a painter, in layers, and there may be 20 proofs before the image feels right.“ Her work is held in public collections worldwide including the V&A prints and drawings collection, The V&A National Art library, the House of Lords and Yale University Library, USA.

Suitable for experienced printmakers who wish to learn to use our new etching facility.

Weekend 30 September/1 October
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £150 / Members £140

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