One to one tuition

Focused and immersive workshops

"Dear Steph 

Just to say thank you very much for the workshop on Monday morning. I really, really enjoyed it and can't wait to get stuck in to some printing. Your instruction was clear and straightforward and I picked up lots of good tips. I also felt safe and comfortable  regarding Covid 19 with the measures  you have put in place - appreciated. 

With very best wishes 

Helen Watts"

"Thank you so much for a very worthwhile tutorial this morning. I learnt such a lot - you were so patient and helpful"

Mau Roy

Whether you're a beginner or you have a bit of experience, one-to-one teaching is very focused and will give you the opportunity to explore the process at your own pace and take it in any direction that suits you.

How does it work?

I help you to get the most out of your one to one masterclass by breaking it down into prep time prior to coming to the studio and thein-studio print session itself. 

Prior to studio time:

  • A zoom chat where we look at the materials, example prints and discuss possibilities

  • Access to video tutorials  and materials where appropriate.

  • Tools can be borrowed with a £10 refundable deposit (returned to you when you return the tools)


In the studio

  • A 3 hour, in-studio, one to one masterclass to guide you through the printing process, working on your own project.

  • Advice and help with ways to develop your work.

  • Advice on how to source and choose materials 

  • Try several different methods of printing your work  including ways to continue printing at home where possible.

 

Price: £95 per person all materials included. 

To help you with your preparation prior to the studio session you will get access to video tutorials to guide you. Here's a little taster:

Types of printing:

I specialise in relief and intaglio printing, some of these methods are outlined below.

You don't need to decide what you want to try just yet - I can show you examples and talk you through each method during our zoom call

Linocut - Collagraph - Drypoint - Etching 

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Linocut

Linocut is a relief printing method where the design is carved into a linoleum plate. The remaining surface of the plate is inked with a roller and the image transferred to paper by applying pressure. 

Lino prints can be printed with or without a printing press and is therefore very accessible and can be done at home with minimum equipment. I can teach beginners or advanced techniques.

 

Depending on your experience you can cover the basics,  make a set of greetings cards, use colour blends, or explore reduction printing.

A great method for making bold, graphic prints.

Collagraph 

Collagraph is an intaglio printing method where a textured plate is made up using techniques similar to collage. The plate is then inked up and polished back so that image is made from ink trapped in the surface texture. This image is transferred to paper using a printing press to apply pressure.

Its a very experimental medium as there are endless options for plate materials and inking methods. It is suitable for all ages and abilities. It's a great way to make colourful, textural, playful prints.

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Drypoint

Drypoint is an intaglio printing method. A sharp steel point is use to scratch an image into the surface of the plate. The abrasions on the surface trap ink which can then be transferred to paper using a press. 

Tonal work can be created using cross hatching or by manipulating the ink remaining on the surface of the plate. 

I can show you how to add bold splashes of colour using Chine Collé.

This is a lovely way to make atmospheric prints particularly if you enjoy drawing.

Etching

Etching is an intaglio process that uses a chemical reaction to create an image on a printing plate rather than using tools directly.

By repeating the process of masking/etching several times, the image is built up in layers of line and tone. The etched plates themselves are lovely objects in their own right. They can also be inked and the image transferred to paper via a press.

This technique would best suit someone familiar with intaglio printing. Making the plate is relatively  process-heavy but it's a great method for printing an edition.

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