Printmaking workshops at the Hatton

Over four Saturdays form late November to early February a number of eager printmakers took part in workshops run by Caroline Coode and myself (Vhairi Cardinal). Some had brought work in progress to print from, others were complete beginners and came in some trepidation. All produced beautiful work along the way and can be rightfully proud of their achievements. This time we introduced screen printing for the first time and some participants found the process rather challenging, but persevered to produce prints on paper and on fabric.

Silkscreen print on a tote bag
Screen print on fabric by a more expereinced printmaker
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Tri-coloured screenprint by a
novice printmaker

Other techniques explored were collagraph (tutored by collagraph queen Caroline), lino cut and engraving on acetate. Some participants brought engraved plates they had made at other workshops.

Different techniques produce different effects.

We are planning to have more workshops in the not too distant future. If you would like to have a go as a beginner, or to develop your practice as an experienced printmaker, we’d love to welcome you to our workshops. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for early announcements.

The cost is not great – currently £20 per day – much less than a day at any other print studio. Come along and spend an enjoyable day with friends and learn, produce and achieve super prints.

Short Course in Printmaking II

The print studio during one of our print workshops

This is the second of the printmaking courses offered by Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode

Vhairi and Caroline are offering a short course in Printmaking on Saturdays 25th January & 8th February 2020 (note, this has changed from 1st February to 8th), 10.30am till 4.00pm each day.

The course will be held in the Learning Room, at Hatton Gallery.

They aim to introduce simple screen-printing and revisit the 2 plate process, as well as helping students to continue with other techniques.

Limited places are available.

Cost: £20 per person per day for members plus a small surcharge for materials.

To register for a place on either of these courses, email FOTHevents@gmail.com.

Short Course in Printmaking

The print studio during one of our print workshops

with Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode.

Vhairi and Caroline are offering a short course in Printmaking on Saturdays 23rd & 30th November 2019 and 25th January & 8th February 2020, 10.30am till 4.00pm each day. The course will be held in the Learning Room, at Hatton Gallery.

As there will be more time, they aim to introduce simple screen-printing and revisit the 2 plate process, as well as helping students to continue with other techniques.

8 places are available

Cost: £20 per person per day plus a small surcharge for materials.

To register for a place on either of these courses, email FOTHevents@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell us which course you are interested in.

Caroline Coode is this issue’s Featured Friend

Caroline Coode by her work in the Friends Summer Exhibition 2019

Q: Caroline, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your passion for art:

A: I often made little cards for my mother when I was quite young but was not a compulsive ‘scribbler’. As an adult I went to local adult art classes. Eventually to art college age 45 and specialised in printmaking. I graduated at 50! 

 

Q: Can you tell us more about the artwork featured on this page?

A: These are conte and pencil drawings of the kind I make on the spot for a travel journal. Sometimes these get used as reference for a collagraph or wood engraving

 

Q: What are you currently working on/planning to work on?

A: I have an ongoing project about my allotment. It is a large ‘map’ – mixed media piece. I will make a set of small ‘ books’  about some  individual vegetables and fruits, with printed elements, to accompany this. Also a set of small wood engravings about Castlerigg Stone circle which may also be a concertina book.

 

Q: Are there any events/exhibitions upcoming that you’re particularly excited about?

A: I have quite a lot of work in The Biscuit Factory summer show [open till august 25] My one paper sculpture ‘Bumblebees and Beans’ in an exhibition called ‘Seeking Routes’.. That is at the Quaker house Swarthmoor Hall  in Ulverston, Cumbria and is supported by the Quaker Arts Network. Open until September 8th.

 It is accompanied by other activities throughout the open period.

 

Q: Who is your favourite artist and/or what is your favourite art movement?

A: Impressionists and wood engravers!

 

Q: When did you become a Friend of the Hatton Gallery and why?

A: I think about1995, after I moved to Newcastle from Surrey. I needed to find a group to be involved with. I was chair from 1998 to 2005.

 

Q: What is your favourite part of being a Friend of the Hatton Gallery?

A: Meeting like minded people and sharing ideas.

Printmaking Workshop Part 2 with Caroline Coode & Vhairi Cardinal

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time-honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint (intaglio) linocut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

Update! ** These workshops are now fully booked – waiting list available**

Cost: £20 per person per day – plus a small surcharge for materials. Please register by emailing: fothevents@gmail.com

The workshop will take place on 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 4:00pm, in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery.

Two Intaglio print workshops

The print studio during one of our print workshops

Saturdays 24 November & 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 16:00 in the Learning Room Hatton Gallery

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint, (intaglio) lino cut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.