As part of the Seaside In the Square event in Southampton’s Guildhall square I had the pleasure of leading one of the workshop events with John Hansard Gallery. Using the seaside as inspiration, participants could drop in and print a ‘postcard from the Seaside’ using drawing, mark-making and printing techniques to block print images and patterns ranging from shells, pebbles, seaweed, sandcastles, anchors, deckchairs and beach balls!
A one day relief printing workshop using Lino. Participants created and composed two designs that were carefully cut using specialist tools. Both the background and foreground were then printed by hand in the afternoon, with everybody creating a succession of stunning paper prints that worked together as one finished design. A very busy but rewarding day for the participants who worked very hard with some fab results!
Despite the weather, we were tucked up in the inspiring, beautiful Loam Studios for a day of relief printing, using Lino to create two colour prints. There was such a talented bunch of participants some of whom had never been on a creative workshop before! The morning was filled with the planning and preparation of a design, followed by the cutting of two Lino blocks. This is always the most challenging part with thought for the reverse image, the positive and negative spaces for cutting and how much detail to add or leave! A well deserved delicious lunch followed from our studio host Jack. The final part of the afternoon was the printing stage, with the studio space rapidly filling with an array of colourful prints showing striking abstract and delicate florals, geometric patterns and motives. I love seeing the results of our participants prints after their hard morning of cutting….sometimes there’s a little bit more to cut and print again, but overall such inspiring results. Always inspires me to get on with my own! Here are images of some their results.
A busy day with a full class experimenting with creating paper collages. Starting with colour and composition exercises, through to printing, painting, tearing and assembling found and collected materials alongside participants own paper prints and drawings, to create a unique finished block canvas collage.
Our postponed Christmas lino printing workshop went ahead yesterday with Art Care, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Participants drew their images and designs onto Lino and then cut away using specialist tools. Single colour prints were printed using water based printing inks onto various papers and card. Time was taken learning and practising the cutting technique, with a few trickier designs for some! Patience pursued and the finished printed results were worth their time & effort! Again, great results from a 2hr taster session.
Drawing, printing & sharing stories...
Second workshop with On The Street Where We Live. Children made fabulous drawings, prints and explored their favourite parts of Leigh Park on the map. #makingtheirmark! Next session at Barncroft Primary School, 27th February, 3.30-5.30pm http://www.makingspace.org/outreach/on-the-street-where-i-live-2/ Come and join us on our journey of creativity, fun and exploration with myself and @thinklockhart. #sharedhistory
First workshop held at Warren Park Primary School, Leigh Park. Explored heritage, maps, journeys and expressed findings creatively using collage and relief printing! Discover the hidden treasures, stories and tell us about the places that matter to you in Leigh Park, next Thursday 13th February at Barncroft Primary School. Twilight session 3.30-5.30pm come and drop in...http://www.makingspace.org/outreach/on-the-street-where-i-live-2/
Pattern, print and texture will be explored and developed using a variety of printing techniques. A collection of fabric and paper samples will be produced using lino printing, transfer printing, stencil and screen-printing. This course is aimed at beginners and intermediates, 25th June, 2, 9, 16, 23 July 2013.
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A collection of mood boards, hand painted & printed fabric backgrounds, collograph blocks & prints & Lino prints.