Announcing Print Workshops For Spring 2018 at The Forge Digswell

Written by Caryl Beach

On December 28, 2017

Sat 3rd Feb – Introduction to Lino print 

Times 10.30 – 4pm. £70 Fee Inc. all materials

Tutor Katharine Green. Hosted by Sally Tyrie

Guest artist Katharine Green will deliver another fascinating course, teaching the skills and techniques she has developed within her own work in creating intricate and illustrative Lino cut designs.

In this one day course students will be able to design, cut and create printed imagery with the theme of Spring in mind.

All materials included – Lino blocks, professional printing inks, paper.

Also tea, coffee.

You will be using the Albion Press.

Sat 3rd March & Sun 4th of March

Print and Stitch weekend; The language of marks.

Times 10.30 – 4pm  Fee is £70 per day inc. all materials

Discount available for booking both days – fee for the weekend course = £120

Tutor Sally Tyrie

In this 2 day event Sally Tyrie will be delivering an in depth look at methods of creating Multilayered prints by using an exciting mixture of printing, drawing and mark making methods combining print, collage and stitch.

You are welcome to sign up for either both days or one of the days, depending on your interest.

Day one

will involve learning how to create a variety of colourful prints using found natural objects such as leaves, seed heads and textural surfaces, combined with expressive mark making.  All Materials included; Oil based Inks, paper and tissue, all sundries.

Day two

will involve learning how to develop your print work using machine stitch. Students will explore methods of assemblage and ways to add colour, texture and ways of reinterpreting their print work using machine stitch mark making, embellishing and collage.

Essential Equipment needed – students on day 2 must provide their own Sewing Machine. Please check your machine is in good working order before attending the day. Some basic knowledge of your machine is advisable, to make the most of the day.

Day two is ideal for those that have previously created print work on paper. For instance prints using Monoprint, etching or Lino print on paper such as newsprint cartridge paper and tissue. Whilst there will not be time on the day to produce further print work there will be an opportunity to use inks and drawing methods to add colours, marks and definition.

Materials included – machine thread, spare bobbins, paper where needed, additional materials for collage and drawing such as acrylic inks. All tools provided except sewing machines.

For this weekend – Each day is £70 and students are welcome to sign up for either one day or both days.

If you would like to book both days early booking is advisable.

Discount available for those attending both days- see above.

For Bookings – fill in the booking details or contact sally on

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