Autumn 2016 Programme of Print Workshops at Digswell Arts

Written by Caryl Beach

On August 18, 2016

Autumn 2016  Programme of Print Workshops at Digswell Arts

We are delighted to announce a group of new dates for Print Making Workshops to be held at Digswell Arts ‘ Forge’ studios.

Sunflower-1Sat 17th September  – Lino printing –  with Katharine Green

Monday 26th September  – Multilayered Mono Print – with Sally Tyrie

Saturday 15th October  – Creating Christmas Cards using Lino print – with Katharine Green

Sat 19th November – Combining Collagraph printing with expressive mark making techniques – with Sally Tyrie

Times of all workshops – 10.30 – 4.00pm
Fee; One day £ 55
Discounts available for advanced booking; 2 days – £98 /  3 days – £145 / 4 days – £180

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 directionsplease 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.

To book a place – please fill in the booking form on the events workshop page or email Sally Tyrie directly on

Saturday 17th September – Lino printing – with Katharine Green
During the day you will have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in Lino Printing – you will produce a series of intricate prints using the Albion Press, based on a design / drawing of your choice.You will use

Monday 26th September – Multilayered Monoprint – with Sally Tyrie
Mono printing is an expressive and very versatile print process which is especially interesting when creating layered imagery. During this one day workshop you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ways to create a print using direct mark making, working with a range of tools, found objects and stencils. Using the etching press you will have the opportunity to create a range of colourful layered prints. You will use oil based litho inks and artist quality paper. This day is a fun way to learn techniques using this lively and expressive method of multi layered printmaking.

Robin-CardSaturday 15th October – Making Christmas cards using Lino Printing – with Katharine Green. The day will involve creating a design either from drawings you bring along or you can come up with a design based on Christmas decorations provided on the day. On completion of your carved design you will be able to experiment by printing  on a variety of papers.  10 prepared  cards together with envelopes will also be provided to create those special Christmas cards.

Saturday 19th November – Combining Collagraph printing with expressive mark making techniques –  with Sally Tyrie
A new day course where you will start by creating an ‘intaglio’ Collagraph plate and then make a series of multilayered prints by learning about ways to ink up your plate and apply layers of colour using various mark making techniques and tools.
The results will be a group of multilayered colourful prints on professional paper and working with oil based inks.

About our tutors;

Sally Tyrie is a Fine Artist Printmaker and has been based at the studios since 2009.  Sally 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.

Katharine Green – Our 2 Lino print days this Autumn will be led by Guest Fine Artist Katharine Green whose work has previously been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well as being published as a group of Fine Art greeting cards with ‘Green Pebble’. Katharine originally studied Illustration at Portsmouth University “After graduating I worked in interiors and soft furnishings but after a few years my desire to return to creating and designing artwork won over. In 2013 I was lucky enough to have one of my watercolours hung at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. The exhibition really inspired me, especially the print room. As a result I have taken up Linocuts again. Over the last couple of years I have developed a style using both my love of watercolours and my growing interest in printmaking”

“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

I have thoroughly enjoyed both my workshops so far and I am looking forward to the Lino Print & Dry Point Etching. It is great to learn new techniques and very exciting to see the results after turning the big wheel on the press. Good value especially if you book all four workshops.    Valerie 09.10.14

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