Workshops at Printfest 2019


Workshops at Printfest 2019 were delivered by Tutors
who are members of
Cumbria Printmakers

Venue: Marquee at The Coro.
Entrance through the Main Hall

In 2019 the workshop places sold out in two weeks!

Collagraph
Remaining places – sold out

please check remaining places as changes can sometimes occur
Saturday MORNING

4th May 2019
9am-12noon
Collagraph printmaking
using carborundum
with Penny Hunt
£20 per person­­­
£15 students

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workshop information sheet

Drypoint etching
Remaining places – sold out

Saturday AFTERNOON
4th May 2019
1pm – 4pm
Drypoint etching
with Janis Young
£20 per person­­­
£15 students

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workshop information sheeet

Cyanotype
Remaining places – sold out

Sunday MORNING
5th May 2019
9am – 12noon
Cyanotype
with Kim Tillyer
£20 per person­­­
£15 students

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workshop information sheeet

Linocut
Remaining places – sold out

Sunday AFTERNOON
5th May 2019
1pm – 4pm
Linocut
with Sarah Robley
£20 per person­­­
£15 students

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workshop information sheeet

Workshop 1  
Collagraph printmaking using carborundum with Penny Hunt
Saturday Morning, 4th May 2019, 9am-12noon

This three hour workshop requires no previous printmaking experience. Participants will be shown how to make a plate using carborundum and emulsion before sealing it. They will then be shown the inking and wiping techniques to print it as an intaglio print. Information will be provided on further artists to research and places to source materials needed. There will be a selection of images to use or participants are welcome to bring their own photographs or sketches to work from.

What you will learn:
• coming up with ideas
• preparation of the plate
• creating your image on the plate
• preparing the paper
• inking the plate
• making your print from your plate
• research notes

Tutor: Penny Hunt
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Penny’s studio gives windswept views to inspire. She is drawn to water, painting directly by the side of waterfalls or on the shoreline seaweed. Sand and spray are windblown into the work creating texture and atmosphere. Back in the studio these are worked into printing plates from memories and sketches, never photographs, which remove the immediacy of the feel of the place. Her Fine Art degree, MA and many years teaching (currently in the Print room at the Brewery Arts Centre) helped develop her paintings and printmaking, each material feeds back into the other, the layering, overprinting and intaglio techniques are present in all.

www.penny-hunt.co.uk
Facebook & Instagram: Penny Hunt artist

£20 per person
£15 students

Workshop 2   
Drypoint etching with Janis Young
Saturday Afternoon, 4th May 2019, 1pm-4pm

There is no previous experience needed for this three hour workshop so it is suitable for beginners and early career printmakers. Participants will be introduced to a range of related intaglio techniques and be shown work by other printmakers, in particular those using drypoint. They will then learn about the tools, inks, papers and how to use them before practising using different tools and plates to produce some prints on quality paper. Janis will provide images and ideas to work from or participants can bring their own images to use.

What you will learn:
• coming up with ideas
• preparation of the plate
• creating your image on the plate
• preparing the paper
• understanding the tools
• inking the plate
• making your print from your plate

Tutor: Janis Young
Since studying at Cumbria Institute of the Arts (2007) for the BA (Hons) Contemporary Fine Art and then the University of Cumbria (2011) for the MA Contemporary Fine Art, Janis uses whatever medium is appropriate for the topic being explored. Her preference is for printmaking because of the range of imagery that can be achieved and glass for its tactile qualities and vibrancy of colour and form. She is influenced by nature, particularly butterflies, and interested in depicting things that we change or ruin when we touch them, such as snowflakes, smoke and spiders’webs

www.janisyoung.com
Facebook: Janis Young Art

£20 per person
£15 students

Workshop 3  
Cyanotype with Kim Tillyer
Sunday Morning, 5th May 2019, 9am-12noon

A three hour workshop where participants will learn about the history and theory of the cyanotype process, often called sun printing. Kim will demonstrate the mixing of chemicals to produce a light sensitive emulsion for application to paper, fabric or other surfaces and supervise participants as they mix their own and begin to experiment by creating prints with found objects, digital negatives and hand drawn elements. Course materials will include printed notes offering guidance on further reading and specialist stockists. 

What you will learn:
• how a cyanotype is made
• preparation of the chemicals
• preparing the paper
• making a print from plants and found objects
• aide memoire

Tutor: Kim Tillyer
Profile of my practice: Kim has taught cyanotype workshops for Cumbria Printmakers, Quirky Workshops (Greystoke) and Linden Print Studio (Carlisle) over the past four years. She has been using cyanotype as part of her artistic practice, since graduating from CCAD’s Textiles and Surface Design degree in 2008, as an effective way of transferring images to a substrate without the need for expensive equipment such as presses or screen printing exposure units. 

www.witchmountain.co.uk
Facebook & Instagram: Witchmountain

£20 per person
£15 students

Workshop 4   
Linocut with Sarah Robley
Sunday Afternoon, 5th May 2019, 1pm – 4pm

A three hour linocut workshop, no previous experience needed. We will begin by looking at what makes a good design in lino. Sarah will bring a range of designs and images that participants can be inspired by or they are very welcome to bring their own ideas. Participants will then learn how to cut, ink and print a lino block and will go home with their very own medieval creature.

What you will learn:
• coming up with ideas
• preparation of the lino
• creating your image on the lino
• preparing the paper
• inking the lino
• making a print from your lino

Tutor: Sarah Robley
Profile of my practice: Sarah read History of Art at the University of Cambridge then completed an MA in Medieval Studies at York University before turning to Printmaking. Sarah loves the individuality that medieval artists gave their animal subjects; medieval ‘marginalia’ and decorative art inspires much of her work. She also takes inspiration from the wildlife of the Lake District and from Folk Art. Working in a minimalist, illustrative style, Sarah loves the bold simplicity of line to which linocutting lends itself so beautifully. 

www.sarahrobley.co.uk
Facebook & Instagram: Sarah Robley Printmaker

£20 per person
£15 students