Printmaking is a wonderful art form which allows the artist to explore texture, layering, expressive mark making and illustrative decoration. Whether you have a bold, graphic style, an illustrative and free style or even if you don't have a style, printmaking holds an abundance of possibilities. Here at Create Cymru we have a selection of classes and workshops that will teach you all you need to know about printing. Classes are held by Sarah Symonds, the lead tutor at Create Cymru who holds a Surface Pattern Design BA(Hons) and a Master of Arts in Fashion and Printing. Please see below details for all the up and coming classes. We look forward to seeing you in the studio!
SCREEN PRINTING FOR BEGINNERS
This 4 week course has been designed to take you through the fun process of screen printing. You will explore the different methods of creating a screen and how to get the best out of your images. You will be given tuition on setting up your screen, best printing techniques, screen registration and layering multiple images and colours. Try out a few different paper bases, add text, ink washes and more. All materials are supplied and free tea and coffee is available. We pride ourselves in creating a friendly, relaxing and creative environment to inspire and build community. So come and join us!
4 WEEK COURSE @ £75.00
8th August 2018 - 29th August 2018
31st October 2018 - 21st November 2018
SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILES
Following on from our Screen Printing for Beginners course is our Screen Printing for Textiles. This course has been designed to take you through the many techniques offered when printing onto a textile base including foil application, Devore, discharge and pigment printing. You will be given tuition on creating a repeat pattern and how to register this design for multiple application. You will be supplied with a small selection of different fabric bases to create your own sample reference guide along with a length of fabric to print in week 4. All materials are supplied and free refreshments are available. This is a great course for anyone who has experience of screen printing and has an interest in textiles.
4 WEEK COURSE @ £100
3rd October 2018 - 24th October 2018
28th November 2018 - 19th December 2018
LINO & STAMP PRINTING
This is a one day workshop run from 10am-4pm and has been structured in a way that will cover not only the basics but some more advanced techniques. Firstly we will cover the basics of Lino and stamp cutting and create some sample blocks showing the different textures and lines that can be created with the cutting tools. This will help build your knowledge and confidence when moving on to carve your own design. Next we will look at the reduction technique in Lino and create a repeat block design in a rubber stamp along with tuition on the technique of chine-colle. You will be supplied with a number of different types of paper and inks which are all included in the price. This is a relaxing and mindful class based in our lovely studio off Penarth Road. All materials are supplied and free refreshments are available. Lunch is not provided.
1 DAY WORKSHOP @ £100
Saturday 11th August 2018