We are delighted to announce the new programme of Print Workshops to be held at the Forge Studios.
Sat 28th October – Solar Printing with Sally Tyrie
Fee is £70. 10.30 – 4pm
A brand new workshop – We will look at how to create sophisticated prints using Photopolymer plates combined with a photograph or drawing of your choice. You will create a range of prints from a plate which you have created using our UV light box. All materials provided.
You will be provided with 1 A5 Plate and be able to purchase additional plates if needed.
Sat 25th November Making Xmas cards using Lino printing with Katharine Green
Fee is £65 10.30 – 4pm
This day will involve designing and printing your own unique handprinted and very special xmas cards.
Location; All print sessions will be held at the Digswell Arts ‘Forge’ studios, in the fully equipped print workshop, which houses a large etching press and Albion Press. Other facilities include a kitchen and ample on-site parking. The ‘Forge’ is located in Digswell, Herts (near Welwyn) It is 5 minutes drive from the A1M (junc 6) and a 7 minute walk from Welwyn North train station.
For directions, please see the information on our studios page.
For more details on the studio and the equipment on site, see our facilities for printmakers page.
All workshops are suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
The teaching is individual due to the small size of each class, so can be tailored to individual needs.
The fee includes all materials such as artists quality printmaking paper and professional inks.
Tea and biscuits are also provided.
Bespoke One to one Sessions – Sally also offers more bespoke 1;1 workshops for a fixed and very competitive fee.
About the Tutors
Sally Tyrie is a Fine Artist Printmaker and has been based at the studios since 2009. She has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University and an MA in Fine Art with Distinction from the University of Hertfordshire. An experienced Art teacher, Sally has worked part time in Schools and Colleges for over 20 years and has a PGCE in Art Education. Courses often feature unique processes she uses in her own work. Sally exhibits her work regularly and her work can be seen in a number of galleries in the UK. See more of Sally’s work at http://www.sallytyrie.com
Katharine Green – Guest Fine Artist Katharine Green has had her work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and her work is represented in a number of regional galleries. A number of her designs have also been published as a group of Fine Art greeting cards with ‘Green Pebble’. Katharine originally studied Illustration at Portsmouth University. http://www.greenpebble.co.uk/katharine-green-printmaker
“..Just seen the pictures you’ve put up on the Digswell Arts website and very flattered to see some of my prints included! Everyone’s work looked great and the course was excellent. Thanks again for such an inspirational weekend, and hope to see you soon on another course. “ J. Carr June 2017
“Just a note to thank you for the workshop on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and valued being able to see and try out the range of equipment available. I am now going to get myself some oil-based inks and paper from either Intaglio or the place that you mentioned in Knebworth, and will then be in contact to try to arrange a date to come over and do some printing”. S. Brown 19.01.16
“Thank you Sally for another wonderful, relaxed day of printing. So much space to work in and of course the fantastic press”.
L. Keeley 10. 12 .15
‘just a quick message to thank you so much for a very inspirational day. I came away with lots of ideas that can be incorporated into my own practice – so thank you for all your enthusiasm…. Many thanks again for a great workshop’ H Brooker 9.02.15
‘Thank you so much for a lovely day on Saturday. It was great fun learning a new technique and meeting other people in the very friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the studio. I came away full of ideas and am looking forward to the Lino printing and etching workshops’. J Povey 6.10. 14
Thanks for the notes. I really enjoyed Saturday too, it was fascinating exploring the two different collagraph techniques and lovely to work with such a nice group of people and with such a supportive tutor! A. Butler 10. 10. 14