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Our Paper, Printing & Calligraphy Courses
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May

Reduction Lino Cuts
Saturday 20th May 2017 to
Sunday 21st May 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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Printing Taster Day
Thursday 25th May 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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Papermaking for Fibre Fanatics
Saturday 27th May 2017 to
Sunday 28th May 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Jonathan Korejko

£160
Discover how to use a variety of natural fibres to make strong, colourful and original papers. This course is for those who like working with textiles and paper, and who are looking for new ways to expand their repertoire. It is innovative and unique in the UK; join us for an exceptional experience in paper and fibres.
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June

Book Binding - Hand-Stitched Journals and Notebooks
Saturday 3rd June 2017 to
Sunday 4th June 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Pete Wiltshire

£160
Make beautiful hardback hand-stitched books, to use as notebooks or journals. Established bookbinder, Pete Wiltshire, will show you traditional techniques that you can replicate at home with very little equipment. You will learn how to sew pages into sections, bind these and apply boards and cover material (with stunning hand-printed papers to choose from). The bindings taught will be a single section cut flush turned-in (technical terms that will become clear!) and a sewn quarter vellum or cloth case binding with decorative paper sides. There will also be the option to make a simple paper covered slipcase to fit one of your books. This course is suitable for beginners.
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Changing the Surface – Mixed Media Collage
Thursday 8th June 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Amanda Hislop

£80
An inspiring workshop exploring the use of collage to introduce texture into the surface of art work. Layer papers, threads and fabric on a variety of grounds, and work with acrylic paint, inks and mediums, to create surfaces that can be used for mixed media work and stitch. Enjoy a whole day devoted to creative experimentation.
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