Workshops/Classes

Essex Print Studio hosts workshops and classes in a range of printmaking techniques. We invite practising, professional printmakers to design and run some exciting and interesting classes at Hippo Screenprinters’ studio in Margaretting. We are also working with some alternative venues in Essex in which to hold a selection of our classes in order to expand our possibilities.

Our workshops and classes are designed to appeal to everyone from interested beginners to professional artists wishing to extend their practice. The list below will continue to expand and grow as we add additional exciting events so keep checking back for updates.

REPEAT PATTERN LINO PRINTING

AT CRAFT ARENA, BARLEYLANDS, ESSEX

Sunday 22nd July 2018

10.30am – 4.00pm

Tickets £65

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn

Venue: Craft Arena, Barleylands, Billericay, Essex

Join artist & printmaker Lynne Blackburn of Essex Print Studio for a one day ‘Repeat Pattern Lino Printing’ workshop.

You will learn how to use the tools and inks used in linocut printing, and how to hand carve a design and take prints from it. You will also learn how to design a repeat pattern and transfer it to the lino block for cutting. Linocuts can be printed easily by hand or with a simple press.

Lynne will bring a number of designs based around a theme of  ‘Patterns’ for you to choose from. 6 sheets of printmaking paper are included in the workshop price, with additional sheets available to buy if you would like to print more. This is an ideal opportunity to learn the skills to create your own editioned prints, artist books, or posters. While this workshop will focus on paper prints, the techniques are ideal for use with fabrics and textile art.

Suitable for beginners

FREE !! LEAF PRINTING

AT CENTRAL PARK, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

Friday 27th July 2018

10.00am – 2.00pm

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex

We invite you to come and join us at our free event on Friday 27 July, 10am-2.00pm outside Cake at the Lake in Central Park.

The Recycling Team will be here handing out extra recycling bags and boxes. The Public Health Protection Team will be providing free microchipping for dogs. The Chelmsford Sea Cadets will be providing free boat trips on the lake. There will be a Heart and Sole walk starting at 12.15pm and there will be lots of arts and craft activities for the kids to get involved in.

We will be holding a FREE Pop Up Printing Workshop so pop by at any time and have a go at screen printing your own leaf design onto paper or have a go on our mini press and create a colourful print from actual leaves that you can pick up from around the park.

DRY POINT ETCHING USING THE XCUT XPRESS

Saturday 4th August 2018

11.00am – 4.00pm

Early Bird Tickets £65 per person

Standard Tickets £70 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn

Venue: Essex Print Studio

Have you heard about the little sensation sweeping the world of Printmaking …… ?

The Xcut Xpress is a portable die cutting machine but many people have discovered that it makes a brilliant home printing press ! It is small, affordable and prints really good prints from Etching plates, Lino blocks, Collagraphs and even, as we discovered in one of our previous classes, Mokulito prints !!

Come and join us for a relaxed and fun day of dry point drawing onto metal and plastic plates and learn to use the Xcut to print them with.

If you have already discovered the Xcut and want to bring along your own to use please feel free to do so.

If you would like to purchase an Xcut Xpress from us on the day we will need you to order and pay for it before the class so please get in touch via email a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the class.

Group bookings welcome – we can accommodate up to 5 people. All materials provided. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

All ticket sales are final and we cannot offer any refunds except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners

KITCHEN LITHO

Saturday 11th August 2018

10.00am – 4.00pm

Early Bird Tickets £75 per person

Standard Tickets £80 per person

Tutor: Caroline Whitehead

Venue: Essex Print Studio

We are excited to offer this one day workshop, which is suitable for both beginners and experienced printmakers.

Kitchen Litho is a form of lithography developed 7 years ago in France by Emilie Aizier. It is a great technique for anyone who enjoys drawing and experimenting with different kinds of mark-making. Unlike in traditional lithography, which uses expensive, toxic materials, Kitchen Litho uses cheap items available at any corner shop!

We will be printing our Litho prints using the excellent portable ‘Xcut Xpress’ die cutting machine which is a very affordable way of making great prints at home.

All ticket sales are final and we cannot offer any refunds except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience

SUMMER SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS !

Saturday 18th August 2018 – MORNING SESSION

10.00am – 1.00pm

Tickets £30 per young person per session

Tutors: Sharon Gale & Lynne Blackburn

Venue: Essex Print Studio

Ages 7 – 14 years

Maximum of 6 students per session

Screen printing for kids Summer workshops.Make your own works of art – Learn how to create stencils & hand screen print onto paper.

Led by professional screen printer Lynne Blackburn and artist educator Sharon Gale

Students will draw their own designs, which could include animals, flowers, aliens, hearts, unicorns, and even their name. The drawings are cut out of paper to create stencils and the students choose their ink colours, put the ink on the screen and use a squeegee to pull their print.

If students would like to bring along a plain t-shirt, pillowcase or tote bag they can print their design onto that as well.
Sharon and Lynne will demonstrate every step, so this workshop is suitable for beginners.

All ticket sales are final and we cannot offer any refunds except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for 7 – 14 year olds

SUMMER SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS !

Saturday 18th August 2018 – AFTERNOON SESSION

2pm – 5pm

Tickets £30 per young person per session

Tutors: Sharon Gale & Lynne Blackburn

Venue: Essex Print Studio

Ages 7 – 14 years

Maximum of 6 students per session

Screen printing for kids Summer workshops.Make your own works of art – Learn how to create stencils & hand screen print onto paper.

Led by professional screen printer Lynne Blackburn and artist educator Sharon Gale

Students will draw their own designs, which could include animals, flowers, aliens, hearts, unicorns, and even their name. The drawings are cut out of paper to create stencils and the students choose their ink colours, put the ink on the screen and use a squeegee to pull their print.

If students would like to bring along a plain t-shirt, pillowcase or tote bag they can print their design onto that as well.

Sharon and Lynne will demonstrate every step, so this workshop is suitable for beginners.

All ticket sales are final and we cannot offer any refunds except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for 7 – 14 year olds

Gift Vouchers

We have vouchers available for either £10 or £25 which are redeemable against the cost of any of our classes and/or workshops. Simply enter the code on the voucher into the Eventbrite booking form for your chosen class.

These vouchers make the perfect Christmas gift for the arty person in your life. Order by the 19th December and we’ll post the voucher to your chosen person / address in time for Christmas – and we’ll also give you FREE POSTAGE !