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Our Paper, Printing & Calligraphy Courses
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July

Printing Taster Day
Saturday 15th July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Victoria Squires

£80
Learn the basics of three printing techniques; silk screen, transfer printing and block printing. At the end of the day you will leave with several successful prints ready for framing or fabric ready to be stitched into a hand-printed interior accessory. The tutor also supplies aprons, t-shirts and tea towels to print on, should you wish. She is a trained teacher and has worked for several years in the fashion and interior business, selling her clothing and giftware to Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Macy’s and numerous local shops.
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Pop-Up Box of Fireworks
Saturday 22nd July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Paul Johnson

£80
Join this tremendously enjoyable workshop with tutor Paul Johnson – no one can wrest more surprises from a few pieces of paper than he can. This pop-up box is great fun to make and, amazingly, requires only paper, scissors and glue.
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Pop-Up Book in a Box
Sunday 23rd July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Paul Johnson

£80
Everyone finds pop-up books endlessly fascinating. Join tutor Paul Johnson – a master of pop-up creations – to make your own pop-up storybook presented in a box design. It is all done with just paper, scissors and glue.
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Reduction Lino Cuts
Saturday 29th July 2017 to
Sunday 30th July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Laura Boswell

£160
Learn from professional printmaker, Laura Boswell, how to create vibrant multi-coloured linocuts without a printing press. Explore designing, cutting and inking techniques with plenty of opportunity to experiment. Full instructions will be given on how to repeat the process at home, including how to make a registration device. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with more experience.
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August

Wood Engraving
Saturday 5th August 2017 to
Sunday 6th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Peter Lawrence

£160
Wood engraving produces prints of great detail and refinement, with a large tonal range, unlike the more common method of creating woodcuts. This two-day course will introduce beginners to all the basic tools and techniques of wood engraving. Reference books, a set of tools for each student, end-grain practice blocks, a block of lemonwood, Japanese paper, roller and ink will be provided. Printing will be by hand burnishing; a method that can be easily replicated at home.
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