Print Workshops

These sessions are held at Digswell Arts Print Workshop, based at the Forge Studios. Our Print Studio is fully equipped, bright and spacious. The studio houses a large etching press and Albion Press.

Other facilities on site include a kitchen and ample on-site free parking. The Forge is located in Digswell, Herts (near Welwyn). It is 5 minute drive from the A1M (junc 6) and a 7 minute walk from Welwyn North train station.

Spring Print Workshops

Saturday, March 9 – 10 – Reduction Lino Cut – Weekend Course With Katharine Green

Learn how to create a series of multicoloured Lino prints from intricately cut lino blocks using the ‘reduction’ method and the Albion Press

Fee is £120

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.

Linocut workshop – Butterflies, bugs and beetles

Saturday May 18th – Linocut workshop – Butterflies, bugs and beetles – with Jonathan Emmerson

On this day course you’ll learn how to cut, register and print a two colour linocut print based on an invertebrate theme. During the day you will also have the opportunity to look at artists using lino and woodcut as well as consider different approaches. You will also learn about registration and printing. All materials will be provided.

Fee for a whole day – (10.30 to 4.00) –  £65

New ‘Refresher’ Print Sessions available

Digswell Arts ‘Forge’ studios now offers a Refresher Print Day for Artists that have previous printmaking experience but feel a little rusty.

Whole days or half days available on Thursdays and Saturdays.

To book email sally.tyrie@ntlworld.com or fill In the booking form below.

This session is suitable for those who have previous experience working independently with printmaking equipment either at college, University or on a Workshop programme, but feel a little rusty.

Assistance, advice and instruction in a variety of Techniques, methods and processes in Printmaking will be on offer by Digswell Arts printmaker Sally Tyrie.

The day includes a health and safety Induction (for those new to the print room at Digswell Arts)

See some of sally’s work at http://sallytyrie.com

You are advised to choose 1 –  3 techniques from the following list or you may just wish to have advice on how to successfully print from a previously created plate, using our large etching press.

Techniques available:

Lino print / Collagraph Print / Drypoint Etching / Monoprint

Materials such as paper and ink can be purchased on the day if requested at booking.

Please note: this is a refresher session and if you would like more in-depth instruction it is advised you book onto one of our Group Workshops.

Whilst ongoing support and help is on hand throughout the day, after initial instruction artists are expected to work fairly independently.

Fee for a whole day – (10.30 to 4.30) –  £55
Half day – (10.30 to 1.30/  1.30 to 4.30 ) – £35

Address

The Forge, Hertford Road
Digswell, AL6 0BU

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Dates

Saturday – 10am – 15pm
Sunday – 10am – 15pm

About the Tutors

Sally Tyrie is a Fine Artist Printmaker and has been based at the Forge studios since 2010.  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.  Sally’s work has been selected for a number of prestigious competitions 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

Jonathan Emmerson – is an Fine Artist illustrator based at the Forge Studios who works with relief printmaking and fabric design. Recent exhibitions include; ‘Natural Histories’ at Artistsmeet, Rickmansworth which included large scale fabric designs, limited edition linocut & woodcut prints, and hand-printed cards. http://www.jonathanemmerson.com/

Katharine Green – Guest Fine Artist Katharine Green has had her work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and 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. https://www.katharinegreen.com

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Testimonials

What other people say.

J. Carr June 2017

“..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. “ 

L. Keeley 10. 12 .15

“Thank you Sally for another wonderful, relaxed day of printing. So much space to work in and of course the fantastic press”.

H Brooker 9.02.15

‘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’ 

J Povey 6.10. 14

‘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.’

S. Brown 19.01.16

“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”.  

A. Butler 10. 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! 

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