Photograms and pinholes | Sat 30th March

Photograms and Pinholes

An experimental workshop day exploring the basics of photochemical image making on paper through making images on light sensitive paper without a cameras and also with a simple lensless pinhole camera. by the end of the day you will take away photogram images on cyanotype paper a pinhole camera of your own and photographs taken with it.

Day Course

You will be on the course with a maximum of one other person to ensure that you will get the best experience out of the day. The course will introduce you to the basic  techniques for pinhole photography and photograms:

  • A brief study of examples of pinhole photographs and photograms
  • Preparation of cyanotype paper for photograms
  • Cyanotype exposure test strip
  • Creating and developing two A4 sized photograms with pre prepared cyanotype paper
  • Making a pinhole camera from a readymade container
  • Estimating exposure times
  • exposure test strips
  • taking photographs with your pinhole camera using positive photographic paper
  • processing your  photographs in the darkroom

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Tickets

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

Introduction to Drypoint Printmaking | Sat 23rd February

drypoint printmaking

Drypoint printmaking is the most accessible form of intaglio printing.  As with all our courses the day is limited to just four people to ensure that you will get the best experience out of your time in the studio. We will introduce you to the basic drypoint techniques for single colour printing using drypoint plastic and paper drypoint plates. The day will include:

  • A brief study of examples of drypoint prints.
  • Introduction to the variety of materials that can be used as drypoint plates
  • Exploration of range of marks that can be made using drypoint tools.
  • Development of your design (at A6 size)
  • Use of drypoint tools to build up your design
  • Techniques to ink up your drypoint plate
  • Printing out your designs using a professional press

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies. See photos from previous course.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

Photograms and pinholes | Sat 3rd November

Photograms and Pinholes

An experimental workshop day exploring the basics of photochemical image making on paper through making images on light sensitive paper without a cameras and also with a simple lensless pinhole camera. by the end of the day you will take away photogram images on cyanotype paper a pinhole camera of your own and photographs taken with it.

Day Course

You will be on the course with a maximum of one other person to ensure that you will get the best experience out of the day. The course will introduce you to the basic  techniques for pinhole photography and photograms:

  • A brief study of examples of pinhole photographs and photograms
  • Preparation of cyanotype paper for photograms
  • Cyanotype exposure test strip
  • Creating and developing two A4 sized photograms with pre prepared cyanotype paper
  • Making a pinhole camera from a readymade container
  • Estimating exposure times
  • exposure test strips
  • taking photographs with your pinhole camera using positive photographic paper
  • processing your  photographs in the darkroom

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Tickets

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

Drypoint Printmaking at the Fisher Theatre | Sat 25th August

drypoint printmaking

A printmaking workshop at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay  in conjunction with the paper-works* exhibition to be held at the theatre  from 23rds July to the 24th of August .

Drypoint printmaking is the most accessible form of intaglio printing.  The workshop will be held in the first floor gallery space. Access is available to the first floor by Lift. The day is limited to six people. We will introduce you to the basic drypoint techniques for single colour printing using drypoint plastic and paper drypoint plates. The day will include:

  • A brief study of examples of drypoint prints.
  • Introduction to the variety of materials that can be used as drypoint plates
  • Exploration of range of marks that can be made using drypoint tools.
  • Development of your design (at A6 size)
  • Use of drypoint tools to build up your design
  • Techniques to ink up your drypoint plate
  • Printing out your designs using a professional press

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be provided by the venue.

Booking is available direct from the venue: The Fisher Theatre,  Bungay.  Please email info@fishertheatre.org

Photograms and pinholes | Sat 11th August

Photograms and Pinholes

An experimental worksop day exploring the basics of photochemical image making on paper through making images on light sensitive paper without a cameras and also with a simple lensless pinhole camera. by the end of the day you will take away photogram images on cyanotype paper a pinhole camera of your own and photographs taken with it.

Day Course

You will be on the course with a maximum of one other person to ensure that you will get the best experience out of the day. The course will introduce you to the basic  techniques for pinhole photography and photograms:

  • A brief study of examples of pinhole photographs and photograms
  • Preparation of cyanotype paper for photograms
  • Cyanotype exposure test strip
  • Creating and developing two A4 sized photograms with pre prepared cyanotype paper
  • Making a pinhole camera from a readymade container
  • Estimating exposure times
  • exposure test strips
  • taking photographs with your pinhole camera using positive photographic paper
  • processing your  photographs in the darkroom

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Tickets – Sold out – next course date 3rd November

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

Introduction to Kitchen Litho | Sat 14th July

Kitchen Litho print

Kitchen Litho

Kitchen Litho is an exciting alternative to traditional lithography techniques. It was developed and first described by a French artist, Emilie Aizier www.atelier-kitchen-print.org in 2011. The process uses readily available household products such as aluminium cooking foil and Coca Cola.  We will be encouraging lots of trial and error!.

Day Course

Kitchen Litho is a great way to explore planographic print making. You will be on the  course with a maximum of three other people to ensure that you will get the best experience out of the day. The course will introduce you to the basic kitchen litho techniques for single colour printing and will include:

  • A brief study of examples of kitchen litho prints.
  • Exploration of range of mark making techniques
  • Preparation of aluminium foil plate
  • Development of your design
  • Treatment and inking up of the aluminium foil plate
  • Printing out your designs using a professional press

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Tickets

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

Introduction to Kitchen Litho | Sat 19th May

Kitchen Litho print

Kitchen Litho

Kitchen Litho is an exciting alternative to traditional lithography techniques. It was developed and first described by a French artist, Emilie Aizier www.atelier-kitchen-print.org in 2011. The process uses readily available household products such as aluminium cooking foil and Coca Cola.  We will be encouraging lots of trial and error!.

Day Course

Kitchen Litho is a great way to explore planographic print making. You will be on the  course with a maximum of three other people to ensure that you will get the best experience out of the day. The course will introduce you to the basic kitchen litho techniques for single colour printing and will include:

  • A brief study of examples of kitchen litho prints.
  • Exploration of range of mark making techniques
  • Preparation of aluminium foil plate
  • Development of your design
  • Treatment and inking up of the aluminium foil plate
  • Printing out your designs using a professional press

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies.

* Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

Tickets

Please order tickets below or contact us if you have any queries.

Tickets are delivered by email. To ensure that your tickets are not marked as spam please add mail@paper-works.co.uk to your address book.

Terms and information

Please be aware that all courses are held on the first floor which is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us  before booking if you have mobility issues so we can endeavour to accommodate your needs. All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to cancel your booking then please contact us as soon as possible . We regret that refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start date of the course. We will offer alternative dates for cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the course. If we need to cancel a course for whatever reason we will notify all participants as soon as possible and issue full refunds.

By booking you confirm you have read and agreed to these terms.

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Summer 2018 Printmaking day courses and taster mornings

summer printmaking

Paper-works* Summer 2018 Printmaking

Printmaking in a morning

To coincide with Suffolk Open Studios we are running printmaking taster sessions, 2 and a half hour morning sessions to give you a quick flavour of the different techniques. Book courses individually or choose a selection to build your own printmaking course!

All day courses are from 10am to 12.30pm. No previous experience required. Tea/coffee and all materials included. £25 All bookings on our website.

Day courses

Unleash your creativity, experiment with something different, develop a new skill and try one of our introductory printmaking courses! The day courses are held in our well equipped light filled first floor studio except the Drypoint course where in August we will be in the spacious upstairs gallery at the historic Fisher Theatre in Bungay.

All day courses are from 10am to 4pm. No previous experience required. Lunch and all materials included. £60. Bookings on our website except for the 25th August which are direct to the Fisher Theatre.

 

If your not local take a look at our accommodation page.

 

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Introduction to Drypoint day course photographs

Introduction to Drypoint day course

A successful and really productive day in the studio running our first introduction to Drypoint course.

Each student produced at least four drypoint plates using  a mixture of drypoint plastic and drypoint card. The students executed  initial exploratory mark making on the different materials using a variety of tools. These included carbide and steel tipped stylus’s, roulette wheels, halftone rakes ,sandpaper and wire wool. Learning from these tests the students went one to successfully produce prints using both drypoint plate media. Their resulting designs reflecting their own individual visual style.

The closeness of the basic drypoint technique to drawing together with the variety of additional mark making techniques resulted in a clutch of very strong images. Expectations as to what could be achieved in just 6 hours were exceeded.

Many thanks to our students for making it a great day! To join us on an upcoming course see available dates.

 

 

 

 

 

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Drypoint card : Exploring its use for Intaglio printmaking.

Drypoint card

We have spent some time today making drypoint images using  drypoint card rather than the usual clear plastic. The drypoint card we are using is sold by Intaglio Printmakers in London. It is a medium thickness dense white card with a thin plastic coating on the printing surface.

We tend to use the drypoint plastic more as we like freely drawing using a tool as one would with a pencil or charcoal. Repeated loose lines can build up on the plastic easily and can give the effect of a spontaneous drawing. However we had decided it was time to explore different techniques. We had already spent an hour or two the other day exploring marks  with different tools and also blocks of ink that can be made by removing sections of the laminated card.

After doing a couple of still life drawings of household objects we began to feel a bit more at home with the material. Overall we found that we could retain a natural drawing style pretty easily on the card and we like the possibilities that the card provides that plastic doesn’t, namely the option of removing a blanket area to give a blacker inked space and the dense dark lines than can be achieved in the relatively soft card surface.

To join us on an upcoming Drypoint course see available dates.