collagraph, collage, colour, texture, textural


led by Adrienne Craddock

Saturday 19th May 10am - 4pm  

This course is now fully booked, if you would like to add your name to a waiting list, please email including a contact number.

Professional artist printmaker Adrienne Craddock will lead her students through making exciting prints using collagraph techniques and carborundum to achieve painterly marks with strong colour and textural interest. The roughness of the carborundum produces intense areas of colour. Taking inspiration from nature and the countryside you could choose to work in an abstract manner or figuratively.  Do bring photos, books or your sketch book if you wish and be prepared to experiment with various collage techniques for plate making - the images are made using lots of different lines and marks all of which will hold the printing ink in different ways to make your prints.  Imagery needs to be bold and simplified, carborundum grit mixed with glue can be painted on to the plate with broad brush strokes to great effect. This combined with pattern and the delicate line and the differing textures of collagraph makes for exciting work.

All materials are provided.

Image : Eve discovers a Blackbird, Adrienne Craddock



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lino, linocut reduction, sharpening tools,


Two Week programme of Lino cut classes on Tuesay mornings  May 29th and June 5th.  The classes will start at 10am and end at 1pm.  The mornings will be taught sessions, the morning option is priced at £27 per session. If you can opt to do single days. This includes two lino blocks of approximately A5 size with options to purchase more, and a generous allowance of paper with the availability to purchase more. The paper used is 300gms Snowdon Cartridge, other papers also available to purchase. The necessary inks are also provided as well as use of professional quality lino cutting tools and rollers together with the use of our wonderful cast iron antique press.  Students would have the option of staying on to continue with their work in the afternoon until 4.30pm with extra cost being £7.50 for the rest of the day, this will not be a taught session although I might be hovering.

You can book for the two sessions via the PayPal link, if you only want to do one session please email or phone.

Jill  07796 673123   

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monoprint, mono, directly, tools, stencils


Monoprint with Adrienne Craddock, Saturday 9th June 10am - 4.00pm.  All materials provided. £62

This extremely popular workshop with Adrienne concentrates on making 'one off' printed images, unlike most printmaking where there are multiple originals. Perspex plates will be inked up with rollers and then drawn into with a variety of tools and rags. Effects can be created using white spirit, talcum powder, embossed wallpaper and paper stencils as well as by painting inks directly onto the plate and overprinting images. If you wish to re-draw, simply wipe the plastic clean and make new marks. The plates will be printed on quality paper through the press.  This spontaneity, together with a combination of printmaking, painting and drawing produces work with a beautiful and unique charm. Do book early for this course, it always sells out very quickly.

Image : Monoprint, Adrienne Craddock


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Japanese, Woodblock, Wood Block, carving, print


JAPANESE WOODBLOCK  TWO  DAYS, 16th and 17th June 10 am to 4pm on both days.  £120 for the weekend with all materials provided.

This session is now fully booked, please email theprintshed@swinmoorif you would like your name added to our waiting list. 

Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga ) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners. This relief print method uses a unique registration system, together with compatible materials comprising carved woodblocks, Japanese paper(washi), and water based pigments.  The image is carved using a selection of special knives and chisels. Rowan will show you how make your design, transfer it to the block and how to apply the water-based inks using a brush.  Using the registration system blocks are then hand printed with a baren, the ink is pressed deeply into the absorbent Japanese paper. 

This Japanese method is low tech and environmentally friendly. It is the particular combination of materials and processes which result in the unique quality of a Mokuhanga print. Rowan, who travelled to Japan specifically to learn Mokuhanga, will help you immerse yourself in Japanese aesthetics for the weekend.  All materials are provided. 

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