This year we are running two studio-based courses and one mainly outdoor-based course: details as follows:
Landscape into Etching
July 18, 19, 20
Tutor: Jenny Graham
Times: 10 – 4
Further details to be announced: briefly, this course is a marriage between getting out in the landscape to draw, and coming back into the studio to make prints, so it is designed for both painters and printmakers, or people wanting to develop either of those and the links between them. Suitable for all levels of ability.
Mokuhanga – Japanese Water-based Woodcut and Monoprint
August 15, 16, 17
Tutor: Robin Frood
Times: 10 – 4
Further details to be announced; briefly, you will learn a technique that uses the free flowing water-based inks of Mokuhanga to create work that either has structure and can be repeated, using woodcut, or the one-off approach of monoprint, or a combination of both. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced students.
Woodwork and Tree House Design
May 6 & 27
June 17, 18
July 8 & 22
August 12, 13 & 26, 27
September 2 & 16, 17
Tutor: Jim Blackburn
Fee: £30 per day, or by donation, of skills, materials, money…
Times: 9 – 6
Taking part in designing and building the Dove Tree Hide will be a very broad and project-specific activity. Participants will learn basic carpentry, joinery and green woodworking skills, ie splitting and cleaving oak, as well as how to use more modern materials and connections. Tree species will be considered and discussed, as will wood science, and building biology (why wood rots etc). We will explore how structures work, designing with the materials at hand as we make and build.
Jim writes: ‘The last thing I want is for people to feel any pressure on them as regards ability or experience as we will be a mixed group of people; young and old, male and female, skilled or unskilled. I will be filling in the blanks (of the tree house build) as necessary so as not to lean heavily on the group, rather I am looking for an exciting voyage of discovery, design and making!’
Please contact Bron Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01458 850682 or text 07905644015, to register your interest in any of the above courses, and I’ll send you the booking form and further details.
Regular etching classes start again in October: please contact Bron if you are interested (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings)