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CLASSES &

WORKSHOPS

S P R I NG /SUMME R 2 00 9
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
SPRING TERM 2009

Belinda Bullen
Jan 24th - 25th Course 1
Printmaking in a Painterly Way
‘Printmakers plan. Painters see the picture
emerge rather as they go along’
This course shows how to combine the two
styles and how to print in a painterly manner.
It covers the layering and placing of colours
and the techniques available to achieve this.
It will aim to show you how to take risks and
become freer in your printmaking and have fun

Martyn Grimmer
Jan 31st - Feb 1st Course 2
Photo Etching
An in depth workshop showing you the creative
possibilities of photo etching, using digital practices
in Photoshop, with more traditional techniques in
etching.A marriage of old and new combined with
21st century alchemy!
Martyn has been the recipient of numerous prizes
for his work in print. He has exhibited and worked
nationally & internationally, and is currently the
Master Printer for Spike Print Studio.

Chris Norman
Feb 7th - 8th Course 3
Screen Print 2
This workshop will cover hand cutting and
preparation for photo-stencil techniques,
printing and multi colour registration. Prior
knowledge, or attendance on Screen Print 1 is
recommended. All participants must come with
some visual ideas as a starting point.

Chris has over 30 years of experience as a


Printmaker and Tutor

Janine Pope
Feb 14th - 15th Course 4
Bookbinding & Printed Surface Design
This workshop will enable you to turn your
design ideas into printed surface designs
using a variety of techniques. You will then
go on to experiment with a variety of creative
and exciting book structures including the
Concertina Book form as a container of ideas,
simple sewn structures and some contemporary
alternative formats. Janine is an experienced
bookbinder and printmaker.
Bill Chambers
March 7th - 8th Course 5
Non Toxic Etch ing
Learn how to produce fine etchings on Zinc. For
beginners and experienced printmakers alike.
We will cover all the main aspects of etching
using acrylic grounds and ferric chloride.
Safe and non-toxic methods.
Day 1 - Plate prep and apply grounds. Draw
designs and etch. Print proof of line etching.
Day 2 - Apply aquatint and etch tones. Bill is an
experienced teacher and fine art printmaker.
www.billchambers.org

March 14th - 15th Neil Bousfield Course 6


Engraving
2 day Introduction to wood engraving (plastic
blocks) and relief printmaking. Novice or
experienced printmaker this will give you the
opportunity of engraving and printing your
own image. There will be short talks and
demonstrations over the two days covering
tools, printing, paper, inks, sharpening, etc.
Plastic engraving blocks, tools and materials
are provided. Bring your own tools if preferred
and sketchbooks and image ideas.
Neil Bousfield is a printmaker and engraver.

Martyn Grimmer
March 20th + March 22nd Course 7
Photopolymer Gravure
This course is suited to printmakers and
photographers alike. During the w/e you will be
guided through the methods of both autographic
and photographic techniques to develop your
ideas. This technique displays an incredibly rich
variety of tones and fidelity to original marks,
and for photographers is the nearest you’ll get to
continuous tone in an intaglio print. Martyn has
exhibited and worked nationally & internationally,
and is currently the Master Printer for Spike Print
Studio.

Tom Martin
28th March Course 8
Lithograph y Demo
a collaboration with Curwen Studios.

Tom joined the Curwen Studio in 1997. Since


then, under the tuition of studio director Stanley
Jones, he has gained an expert knowledge of
Lithography. This wonderful day will cover stone
preparation, mark making options, fixing the
image for printing and printing techniques. Each
person will have the chance to draw on the stone
and take a print home.
Rosie Mahony
April 11th Course 9
Monoprint
On this inspiring day you will explore the world
of textures and vibrant colours using innovative
monoprinting techniques. Suitable for beginners
and experienced artists and printmakers, you will
use metal etching plates to introduce innovative
ideas to suit your individual needs.
Rosanna is an experienced and inspiring teacher
who uses monoprinting extensively in her own work.

Sean Rorke
April 25th - 26th Course 10
Advanced Etch ing
Working on 2 to 3 plates at once for the same
print gives an extended scope to the possibilities
of etching. Multi-coloured prints add a new
dimension to the work. Mix more straightforward
etching and aquatint with sugar-lift, drypoint and
roll-overs. Colours and tone over-mix to make simple
etchings look a lot more complicated to produce.
Expert tips on perfect registering of plates, inking
and getting the most out of your etching plates, as
well as chine colle and much more.

SUMMER TERM 2009

Bill Chambers
May 2nd Course 11
Explore The Links Between Collage And Print
1 day intro to intaglio printmaking through
‘dry point’ and ‘chine colle’.
Dry point is a simple etching process that has
been used by Goya and Rembrandt to Picasso.
Chine colle adds colour and pattern to an
etching using collage. Inscribe designs onto
transparent plastic drypoint plates and learn
how to arrange and layer imagery by tracing
directly onto the plate. Using collage, layer
tissue paper and hand made Indian papers to
create rich background colours for your prints.

May 9th - 10th Gemma Wright Course 12


Embossing
Learn various techniques of printmaking without
ink. Utilising methods of open bite etching,
paper stencils and textures, Gemma will guide
you through this inspiring and unique process
to produce clean, minimal prints. Get advice on
specialist papers and registration techniques and
produce an edition of embossed prints. Run in
collaboration with the Leicester Print Workshop.
Andy Lovell
May 23rd - 24th Course 13
Photo screen pr int
2 day introduction to stencil making based
around the use of photo emulsion. We will
learn how to transfer images photographically
onto the screen and develop a 2 colour print
over the weekend. Please bring b/w imagery
on photocopy paper/ tracing paper or acetate.

Martyn Grimmer
June 20th - 21st Course 14
Photopolymer Gravure
Suited to printmakers and photographers alike.
Be guided through the methods of both
autographic and photographic techniques to
develop your ideas. This technique displays an
incredibly rich variety of tones and fidelity to
original marks, and for photographers is the
nearest you’ll get to continuous tone in an
intaglio print. Martyn has exhibited and worked
nationally & internationally, and is currently the
Master Printer for Spike Print Studio.

June 27th - 28th Justin Sanders Course 15


Gum Arabic transfer
This quick and easy process is simple to learn and
offers a wide range of possibilities to the beginner
and experienced printmaker alike. Using black and
white photocopies as your ‘plate’ you will make
prints of photographic and hand drawn images and
combinations of the two. You will be encouraged to
incorporate colour and layering into your prints and
experiment with integrating other media such as
wax crayon, gouache and painterly marks.

SUMMER SCHOOLs
Tom Martin
July 20th - 24th Course 16
Lithography
Tom Martin is Studio Manager at the Curwen Studio, Cambridge.

Tom joined the Curwen Studio in 1997. Since then, under the tuition
of studio director Stanley Jones, he has gained a sound knowledge
of Lithography. This wonderful intensive week will cover stone
preparation, Mark making options, fixing the image for printing and
printing techniques. Each person will have one stone and work closely
with Tom in this very small group to gain a good level of confidence
while working with this wonderfully versatile medium. Max 5 people.
Martyn Grimmer
13th - 17th July Course 17
photo etching & photo-polymer gravure
A thorough in depth week showing you the creative
possibilities of both photo etching and photopolymer
gravure. Be guided through the methods of both
autographic and photographic techniques to develop
your ideas. Using both digital (Photoshop) and more
traditional techniques through photo etching, to produce
exciting and dynamic prints. We’ll move onto the
photopolymer technique and you will be taught how to
produce the nearest you’ll get to continuous tone in an
intaglio print.

Evening ClassES
Screen Printing Course 18
Tuesday evenings, 7 - 9.30pm there are 2 x 10 week courses
course 1 Jan 13th - Feb 10th + Feb 24th - Mar 24th
course 2 April 21st - May 19th + June 16th - July 14th

Learn simple screen printmaking techniques and


go onto more complex work during these 2 x 10
week courses. The first 5 weeks of each course will
cover creative stencil making, use of materials and
equipment to produce a small edition of your own
2 colour prints. The second 5 weeks of each course
will introduce more complex stencil making based
around the use of photo emulsion.

Introduction to Printmaking Course 19


2 x 10 week courses, bookable as separate 5 week blocks
Thursday evenings 7 - 9.30pm
course1 Jan 15th - Feb 12th + Feb 26th - Mar 26th
course2 April 23rd - May 21st + 18th June – 16th July

This introductory course covers the basics of five


printmaking techniques – collagraph, linocut,
drypoint, etching and monoprint. You will be
assisted in translating your own design ideas into
print in by our printmaking tutors Rosanna Mahony,
Neil Bousfield, Christine Felce and Tuula Joutsen. A
thorough and inspiring basic training. Bookable as
separate 5 week courses or as a 10 week block.

Pop in and Print Sessions Course 20


Drypoint & Screenprint
Sat June 6th 2 - 4pm Sat June 13th 2 - 4pm
Sun June 7th 2 - 4pm Sun June 14th 2 - 4pm

We invite you to our drop-in sessions at our studios


to try out some exciting printmaking techniques.
Children are welcome with their parents. Have a go
at screen print, or drypoint.
£5 per technique per person.
If you haven’t experienced the joys of printmaking
before, this is a great and inexpensive introduction, made
possible by volunteers from the membership of the GPC.
BOOKING FORM
Please fill out form below and send with cheque to:

GPC, UNIT 16C, GRIFFIN MILL, LONDON RD, THRUPP,


STROUD, GL52AZ.

Course costs
Workshops
2 day workshops £110.00 (£100 members) + £10 materials

Evening classes
5 week course £110.00 (£100 members) + materials
10 week course £220.00 (£200 members) + materials

SUMMER SCHOOLS
course £350.00 (£320 members) + materials

Booking & Deposits


Please ring or email to confirm availability before booking.
Return the booking form with a 50% deposit to confirm
your place.
This is non-refundable unless we have to cancel the course.

The balance should be paid four weeks before the course.


Fees are non-refundable if you cancel within this period.

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18th June – 16th July

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Bookable as two separate 5 week courses or as a 10 week block.
GPC provides facilities for etching, lithography, screenprint,
relief print, monoprint, drypoint amd collagraph in two well
equipped studios at Griffin Mill.

Members’ benefits include course discounts.


For more details please contact us.

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