Screenprinting with Jane Smith SWLA

Thursday 19th October 2017   10.30 til 4.30 pm
171002-1(001)Jane Smith, author and illustrator of Wild Island, is a print-maker, specialising in screen printing. On this one day course you will learn the basics of screen printing, and finish by making your own three-colour print. All materials will be supplied. Just bring a willingness to experiment, an apron and a packed lunch.
Cost £75 (Friends £65) all materials included; limited to 8 participants.
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Painting in the Park: sketching wildfowl in St James Park with Robert Greenhalf and Peter Partington

Saturday 21st October 2017 11.00 am til 4.00 pm

Clip0002This workshop is all about drawing birds from life, using as models the collection of tame wildfowl in nearby St. James’s Park. We will have the use of the Learning Centre at the Mall Galleries where we will start the day at 11 am with a brief introduction from your tutors Peter Partington and Robert Greenhalf before heading across the road to the park where you will be free to find your own wildfowl subjects to draw. Peter and Robert will be on hand to advise and instruct throughout the day.
There is a convenient cafe where refreshments and shelter in the event of rain can be had.
At 3.30 pm  we will head back to the Mall Galleries Learning Centre for a short debrief before finishing at 4 pm.
There will be ample opportunity to view and gain inspiration from the SWLA Exhibition in the Gallery. The “Out of the Frame” room should be particularly relevant as it is all sketches and paintings made in the field.
Cost £65 (Friends £55)
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Mono and Relief printing workshop with Greg Poole

Sunday 22nd October 2017   10.30 til 4.30 pmshort-eared owl monoprint








We will look at how printmaking can help to simplify and evolve ideas.  The methods we will be using would be easy to set up at home, no press required.
We will explore how to quickly generate bold blocks of tone/texture/ colour. These can then be layered/combined with further blocks, or line The aim to see how many ways we can use to explore the same subject matter.
If you are an experienced printmaker you should come away with some new ideas and if you are a beginner you should leave with a good handle on the basics. No materials or tools required but old clothes/apron or overalls advisable.
It would be helpful if you brought along some recent work to show your approach to drawing and to act as a possible start point for the printmaking.
Cost £75 (Friends £65) all materials included; limited to 8 participants
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