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- Studio Diary April 2018
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- 50 prints in 2017 part one!
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- Japanese woodblock printing day with Laura Boswell
- BAFA Japanese woodblock printing talk and demo with Laura Boswell
- Varnishing Day 2012
- Entering the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
- Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy of Arts 2011
- The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition letter
- Personalised cuff bracelet commission
Private Lino Printing Classes and Group Workshops
Private Lino Printing Day Workshops at my home studio in Bicester
Whether you are completely new to lino printing or want to improve a particular aspect of your work, you'll have my undivided attention! My lino workshops can be on a 1-to-1 basis, or 1-to-2 if you would like to come with a friend or relative.I'll help you plan, execute and complete a print in a day using the ‘reduction’ linocut method. This is a multi-colour relief printing technique which involves cutting and printing a few layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. We will cover how to plan a design and transfer it to the lino; how to cut the lino; how to ink up the lino and how to print it. Most students manage to print three to four colours. I do have a small relief press and a larger press, but I normally show students how to burnish the prints by hand. This way you can easily replicate the process at home with minimal equipment. You will also learn how to correctly register your prints so that each layer of colour lies directly on top of the previous layer.
Standard hours for day bookings are 10am-4pm. I charge £150 for one person for the day or £220 for two people (£110 each). This includes all your materials and hot drinks. There are shops nearby to purchase lunch.
Dates for private workshops 2018:
**BOOKED**Friday 26th October
**BOOKED**Saturday 27th October
**BOOKED**Wednesday 7th November
**BOOKED**Friday 9th November
**BOOKED**Thursday 15th November
**BOOKED**Friday 16th November
**BOOKED**Saturday 17th November
**BOOKED**Thursday 29th November
**BOOKED**Monday 7th January
Wednesday 16th January
Thursday 17th January
**BOOKED**Saturday 19th January
Wednesday 13th February
Thursday 14th February
Saturday 16th February
How to pay
You can pay for your private workshop by bank transfer or cheque, or by clicking the PayPal links below. You don't need a Paypal account to use these links.
I am happy to book a workshop with a part payment or for you to pay for your workshop in instalments.
Ideally the balance would need settling before the workshop date, and no later than on the day of the workshop.
If you wish to make a part payment towards a workshop please click the link below (be sure to change from USD to GBP in the drop down box!)
Please contact me once you have paid to let me know which of the above dates you would like, or if you would like my details to make a bank transfer or cheque payment. When a date is agreed and I have received payment I will list the date above as 'booked'.
If none of the dates suit you , please get in touch and we can arrange another. I am happy to run workshops on any weekday. I am more precious about my weekend dates and tend to only offer one Saturday a month.
Car: Bicester is in North West Oxfordshire. The main roads in and out of Bicester are the M40, the A34, and the A41.
Train:There are two train stations within walking distance or short taxi ride to my house. They are on the Chiltern Railways line. Bicester North station is closer - a 10/15 minute walk and Bicester Village station is a 20/25 minute walk. It would be easy to get a taxi from either station if you did't fancy the walk.
Bus:The Oxford to Cambridge Stagecoach X5 service stops in the town centre, about 10/15 minutes walk from my house.
Gift vouchers available for private lino printing tuition
Workshop vouchers make a great gift for your crafty friend or relative. There is no need to book a date for the workshop beforehand unless you would like to. You can pay for the vouchers using the same methods as above; simply contact me afterwards to let me know that the payment is for a voucher. I will then post the vouchers to you first class at no additional cost and you will also receive one of my blank greetings cards that you can write a personal message in. Vouchers can be towards private tuition or group workshops at Claydon Gallery.
Group workshops at Claydon Gallery
Claydon Gallery is set in the historic Courtyard of Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire. There are six places available on each workshop date. These workshops are suitable for beginners or improvers and cost £80.
You will need to bring lunch as the Courtyard Tea Room is closed on Thursdays. Tea and coffee is provided.
If you wish to check travel to the location, the postcode for Claydon Galley is MK18 2EX.
Two dates remaining for group workshops at Claydon Gallery in 2018:
Thursday 22nd November, 10am-4pm
Thursday 6th December, 10am-4pm
How to pay
Use the link below to book a place on a Claydon Gallery workshop using paypal
Please contact me after payment to let me know which date you would like to book.
If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer or cheque please get in touch.
Workshops for larger groups
I can't easily fit more than two students at my home studio and six students together at Claydon Gallery.
If you are a group of more than six and you are interested in doing a lino printing workshop, please get in touch as I can find alternative venues, or perhaps you have access to a suitable venue yourself?
I am happy to do demonstrations for groups and societies, please get in touch if you are interested.