Workshops in Ulverston

Print Share and Printfest working in partnership
to promote printmaking
in Ulverston

Print Share are a collaboratively run Printmaking Group based in Ulverston, Cumbria, who meet on the third Saturday of each month to share materials, equipment, techniques and ideas.

At monthly Print Shares, members usually work on their own printmaking in different techniques. We occasionally take in in turns to ‘share’ a technique with the rest of the group.

Please get in touch with Print Share if you have any questions about their workshops shown on this page.

Huge THANK YOU to Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies for their Sponsorship

Linocut with Claudia Long

Linocut is a relief printmaking technique where a design is cut into a linoleum surface with sharp knives, chisels and gouges. You’ll have the opportunity to create and transfer a design, cut and ink your plate to create a series of prints. You can also experiment with Chine Collé, learning how to use fine papers to bring colour and texture into your prints.

Monoprinting with Marett Troostwyk

Monoprinting is a lovely painterly technique that creates unique prints. It’s a good way to create prints expressively and spontaneously. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with imagery, mark making, colour, tone and texture using a variety of methods and materials including natural and manufactured textured materials and the use of stencils.

Drypoint etching with Victoria Peake

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique where an image is incised into a plate using sharp metal ‘needle’ tools. It’s an expressive printmaking technique which is close to drawing in its immediacy and responsiveness. You’ll learn how to create a plate, ink and clean your plate, soak paper and make a series of prints. You’ll explore drawing or design transfer, mark making, colour and tone and learn how inexpensive materials can be used to make amazing prints.

Paper lithography with Anna Litchfield

Paper Lithography is a great way to make monoprints using a photocopy as a plate and gum Arabic as a resist. It’s based on lithographic techniques and uses high contrast photocopies and oil based inks to create unique prints. Photographs can be manipulated using free software to increase contrast and images from papers and magazines can be collaged and photocopied – a modern take on a traditional technique!