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Current Workshop programme

We generally restrict our workshops to 6 places only to make sure that everyone gets good support throughout the workshop.


 

Additionally members can enjoy one free open access session to finish off any printing from the workshop.


 

Drawing and Designing day with Kelly Stewart
Friday September 27 September |10.30 - 4.30
Full/ Keyholder member £30 | Ordinary Member £40 |Non Member £50
Following a very successful visit in July we are again liaising with Swansea Museum Stores to access items from their collection not usually available to the public. They have a very large number of items from the old Swansea Natural History Museum in store. Drawers and drawers of butterflies, moths, insects etc as well as a huge range of taxidermy. We have in the past gone to the stores to do drawing days from their amazing eclectic collection. In view of the fragility of the items this time we are using the education room at Swansea Museum.
We used a selection of small birds from their taxidermy collection on the last visit. They were mounted on small polystyrene blocks as they cannot be handled directly. This time we will bring along a selection of butterflies, moths and insects. This is an opportunity to develop some great images.
Kelly's expertise is developing your drawings for print. 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, which can be applied to a range of print processes.
If you are not interested in drawing the natural history collection there is a wealth of interesting material in the museum for you to choose from.
There will be an opportunity to exhibit work from these two workshops in the Museum as well as developing items for sale in the shop eg sets of postcards.


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Creating Artist Postcard sets with Kelly Stewart
Saturday and Sunday September 28/29| 10.00-4.30
Full/ Keyholder member £120 | Ordinary Member £140 |Non Member £160
This 2 day Screenprinting 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.

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


Cyanotypes or Blueprints | Kara Seaman
2 day workshop | Saturday and Sunday | October 12 & 13

Full / Keyholder members £90 | Ordinary members £100| Non-member £120

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This two day workshop will introduce the process of Cyanotype and the extraordinary range of source material that can be used. Textile artists may be interested to use it as a basis for further machine work/ appliqué and embroidery
The course will cover
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


Introduction to BIG Safe Etching with Andrew Baldwin

2 day workshop | Saturday and Sunday | November 9 & 10
Full / Keyholder members £130 | Ordinary members £140| Non-member £160

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This is an introductory course to etching using BIG (Baldwins Ink Ground) which is a vegetable-based ground used as a safer alternative to traditional intaglio materials. 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 great opportunity to work with this master printmaker and inspiring teacher. No previous experience of etching necessary.
All materials provided. See more


 

Advanced BIG Safe Etching and Printing techniques with Andrew Baldwin
2 Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday |December 7 & 8| Max 6 places

10.0am start
£90 Full/Keyholder member  |£100 Ordinary Member
Two day workshop for those who have already done the introductory course with Andrew Baldwin. This is a chance to work on more advanced techniques and consolidate your expertise in any of the wide ranging approaches to using this versatile BIG ground - aquatint/ coffee lift/ a quick route to a mezzotint-like effect and soft ground. It is also an opportunity to bring along plates you have already made and concentrate on getting the best prints using the range of inking up possibilities that Andrew offers. Six people only on this course with an opportunity to cover just the specific expertise you need.


Introduction Screenprinting with paper stencil | Sarah Hopkins
2 Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday | February 1 and 2 | Max 6 places
£130 Full/Keyholder member  |£140 Ordinary Member | £160 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. This is a workshop suitable for anyone who has not recently done a workshop with Sarah before and wants to make a start with screenprinting.

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Monotype Screenprinting 2020 | Sarah Hopkins
2 Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday | March 7 and 8 | 10:30-16:30 Max 6 places
£130 Full/Keyholder member  |£140 Ordinary Member | £160 Non-member
Sarah Hopkins Monotype

If you have done a workshop with Sarah before you can build on your technique with this combination of monotype and screenprinting
Sarah Hopkins will be delivering this weekend workshop. Using photographs, cut and torn paper stencils you will create a series of portraits, printing and off-setting 'ghost images' and layers of colours. A very open, non-technical and simple process, you will enjoy the freedom to experiment.
What you will need: A cutting mat  A good cutting knife   A protective overall or old clothes A4 photocopies of a photographic portrait you would like to use


To book a place on a course please email mail@swanseaprintworkshop.org.uk 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. 

 

Advanced BIG Safe Etching and Printing techniques with Andrew Baldwin
2 Day Workshop Saturday and Sunday |December 7 & 8| Max 6 places
£90 Full/Keyholder member  |£100 Ordinary Member
Two day workshop for those who have already done the introductory course with Andrew Baldwin. This is a chance to work on more advanced techniques and consolidate your expertise in any of the wide ranging approaches to using this versatile BIG ground - aquatint/ coffee lift/ a quick route to a mezzotint-like effect and soft ground. It is also an opportunity to bring along plates you have already made and concentrate on getting the best prints using the range of inking up possibilities that Andrew offers. Six people only on this course with an opportunity to cover just the specific expertise you need.