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Cyanotypes | Kara Seaman

Saturday and Sunday | March 30 and 31|11.00 - 4.00

Full / Keyholder members £65 | Ordinary members £80 | Non-member £95

This two day workshop will introduce the process of Cyanotype and the extraordinary range of source material that can be used. Drawings, photographs, 'found' objects and cut stencils are all starting points for producing suitable images. Much of the preparatory work can also be used for photo screenprinting. The first day gives a chance to explore the rich, creative range of approaches for this simple process. Textile artists may be interested to use it as a basis for further machine work/ appliqué and embroidery

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Mixing the chemicals to produce a light sensitive working solution.

Choosing and coating a range of suitable substrates /papers . The emulsion can also be painted onto fabric for development as a textile piece.

This very versatile process will allow you to develop imagery through a wide range of sources

Photographic imagery can be used if it is transferred to acetate/ transparency

Drawn / painted imagery on tracing paper or specialist drawing film

A wide range of ‘found’ objects can be used exploiting texture and shape with great subtlety

Cut paper shapes


Exposure and processing involves the control of a UV light source | washing out and drying

The first day will concentrate on exploring creative possibilities through a range of small experimental pieces. The second day will provide the opportunity to develop larger finished pieces

For more information see our cyanotype techniques page

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Introduction to BIG etching | Workshop with Andrew Baldwin
Etching Safely at Swansea Print Workshop
2 Day Workshop | Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12 | Max 6 places
£100 Full/Keyholder member  |£110 Ordinary Member | £140 Non-member

BIG Safe Etching at SPW offers the printmaker a safer alternative in etching with the same level of creative opportunities as traditional materials without exposure to hazardous chemicals. For the beginner, BIG provides an accessible process for spontaneous and diverse mark-making. For the experienced printmaker, BIG provides a medium for consistent, excellent results.
This is a full introduction to the etching process and will include hard ground, soft ground, aquatint techniques using BIG grounds.

See more detail here

Designing and Drawing a Fold Book | Anne Gullick
Saturday June 15 | 10.30- 4.00
Members £15.00 Non-members £ 20.00

Drawing in pen and ink to produce a fold book of your chosen images or theme. Washes can be applied in a variety of media , to enhance your work and provide colourful, tonal or monochromatic pages. An opportunity to spend a relaxing and creative day with the freedom to experiment in a range of media. No experience is necessary. A selection of materials will be available to use, with paper provided for your fold book. Do bring along any pens, inks, felt tips, fine liners, paints of your own.Some designs could be taken into print at a later workshop.1-IMGP2117 fold books-001

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Screenprinting with paper stencils | Sarah Hopkins
2 Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday | June 29 | 30 || Max 6 places
£100 Full/Keyholder member  |£110 Ordinary Member | £140 Non-member

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

Drawing and Designing day with with Kelly Stewart 
Friday July 5 | 10.00 - 4.00
Full/ Keyholder member £30 | Ordinary Member £40 |Non Member £50

Drawing on location with a view to designing for screenprinting. Even if you are not doing the screenprinting course with Kelly on the next day, this is an inspirational course into how to use your first hand material into print using layers of colour.

Location to be confirmed soon


Creating Artist Postcard sets with Kelly Stewart
Saturday and Sunday July 6 and 7| 10.00-4.30
Full/ Keyholder member £110 | Ordinary Member £130 |Non Member £150
This 2 day workshop will show you how to create a series of A6 postcards or mini prints via the screenprinting process. There will be an additional, optional preliminary drawing day where students will be drawing on location. These drawings will then be photocopied, enlarged/reduced/ cropped etc to create a series of A6 layouts in preparation for a 4 colour print. Those who won’t be attending the drawing day can bring material they are working on or would like to explore throughout the workshop.

We will create colour separations and expose them onto the screen. The final day will be screenprinting the designs/drawings onto A6 card and or paper in a range of colours.

Students will receive a high quality A6 box to keep their postcards in




To book a place on a course please email or call in the studio.


telephone calls can be taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10.30 - 4.00

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 | BACS TRANSFER | Card payments can be taken in the studio

BACS payment

Bank details Swansea Print Workshop | 09-01-29 | A/N 37942494.

PLEASE NOTE | if you use this method of payment please send us an email to notify us that the payment has been made and we will send you a receipt and an acknowledgement that your place is reserved.