Thursday morning painting and drawing for beginners


Two places now available for interested would -be artists!

My new class is in need of two more people to fill it up. We have had about three classes now in which we have been learning about watercolour painting. Anybody wanting to begin will have the benefit of one to one tutoring.

We are now going on to study colour and perspective.

Thurs 10am – 12pm

£10

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Collagraph workshop June 18th


10am- 3pm

Learn how to produce a collagraph print using textured materials and printing using a printing press. No experience necessary. All materials and equipment provided.

£30

Collagraph still life
Collagraph still life

17 Franklin Crescent Doncaster DN2 6AL

07505057601

 

Special offer on online art courses


May is a special offer month!

Buy one online art course and get another absolutely free!

Online drawing course
Online drawing course
Online sketchbook development course
Online sketchbook development course

Just visit artcoursesonline.co.uk

Pay for one course using paypal. When you receive your reply email you will have the opportunity to request your free course. All course files for both courses will then be sent straight to you!

Drypoint print stage by stage


Start with shiny card

stage by stage progression of a Drypoint print
stage by stage progression of a Drypoint print
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Draw your design onto it with a felt pen.

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Now start to scratch away the design using a compass point or etching needle
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This is a long drawn- out process
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You can use sand paper for some areas

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When you have scratched the whole design into the car, rub oil paint over the whole surface making sure to fill all the grooves.
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Now wipe the paint lightly off the shiny surface so that it remains in the grooves.
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Print onto damp paper using a printing press
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Workshop – Drypoint printmaking using card and plastic


Thursday May 26th or Saturday May 21st

17 Franklin Crescent Doncaster DN2 6AL

Drypoint printmaking using card and plastic.

Drypoint mono print using plastic
Drypoint mono print using plastic
Print coming off the press
Print coming off the press

This is an all day workshop suitable for all abilities.

Full tuition given. Refreshments provided.

Please bring a packed lunch

£30

firthrosemary@hotmail.com

07505057601

 

Collagraph experiment


My experiment was to see if I could re use old collagraph print blocks cut up and re arranged to create a new collagraph.

The design was based on a photo I took at Potterick Carr nature reserve Doncaster.

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Conclusion…….You cannot use old collagraph blocks to print with again!!

The process of squashing the card through the press flattens all the grooves and dimples until there is not enough texture to hold the ink and give a clear impression.

Ah well……….

Collagraph board prepared ready for printing tomorrow


Today I finished preparing my latest collagraph plate for printing.

Starting with a photo of Potterick Carr nature Reserve,

Potterick Carr
Potterick Carr

I stylised it into a design. I then found a collection of old collagraph boards and Drypoint card printing boards

I traced the main shapes from the design and cut pieces out from the old, used boards. The prints that will come off this will not bear much resemblance to this board because the colours are a bit distracting.

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Print making club Thursday 10am – 12am

Doncaster DN2 6AL

07505057601

Creating a new collagraph print block


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After my textiles / printing class had gone home this lunch time and the afternoon ‘Home school’ class was cancelled I realised that I had some free time!

After printing a couple more drypoints I decided to create another collagraph block based on the Potterick Carr photo that I took a few weeks ago.

I first stylised areas of the photo because I wanted it to be a simplified version. I used old discarded card print blocks to start with and a little flowery collagraph block that I had made for a children’s workshop a while ago…

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Bits of old card print blocks stuck onto my base board in a stylised design

I will continue to find old collagraph and Drypoint boards to cut up for this…should be fun!

I need to produce a good body of work for my forthcoming exhibition at Sciccluna’s deli in Doncaster in June.