Courses and Workshops

New Year Workshops


Collagraph Development: Making Plates

DATE: Tuesday 31st January 2023
TIME: 18:00 – 21:00
LOCATION: Albatross Print Studio
TUTOR: Sue Lowe
COST: £35

This workshop is for those who have attended a beginners workshop or have some other prior experience of collagraph. It aims to be an exploratory workshop to refine your understanding of collagraph construction and extend the range of materials you use. It is a standalone workshop but could be followed up by the Collagraph Development: Printing Techniques workshop listed below.

There will be no printing in this workshop and no finished outcome.

The evening will cover: 
Mark-making with “messy” materials – glues, paints, plaster filler etc. 
Working with delicate organic materials.
Cutting, shaping or distressing a plate
Other preparations for printing.


Jigsaw Linocut and Easy Registration Techniques

DATE: Wednesday 1st February 2023
TIME: 10.00-16.00
LOCATION: Albatross Print Studio
TUTOR: Lisa Benson and Sarah Ward 
COST: £65

Learn how to make a linocut print using the jigsaw technique. 
What you will learn: 
Understand how to create a simple two to three colour jigsaw print.
Develop a clear understanding of the steps needed to plan, design and carve a successful print. Print on the studio’s Albion press, using softcut lino and oil based inks. 
​During the morning you learn about materials and tools, cut and print a test print and then plan your final design. In the afternoon you cut and print your chosen design.

You will also be shown several easy registration methods that can be used with or without a press to make sure your prints are lined up exactly every time.


Collagraph Development: Printing Techniques 

DATE: Tuesday 7th February 2023
TIME: 18:00 – 21:00
LOCATION: Albatross Print Studio
TUTOR: Sue Lowe
COST: £35

This workshop is for those who have attended a beginners workshop or have some other prior experience of collagraph. Participants must have plates ready to print. The workshop will be an opportunity to experiment with different ways to add colours and layers to collagraphs. The workshop also aims to be a bridge, for those who wish it, towards working independently in the studio, so we will look in more detail at how to organise yourself for a printing session and setting up the etching press.


Repeat Pattern Design Linocut on Fabric

DATE: Thursday 9th February 2023
TIME: 10.00-16.00
LOCATION: Albatross Print Studio
TUTOR: Lisa Takahashi
COST: £65

The workshop begins with an introduction to linocut, everyone is taught how to use the carving tools and the basic cutting techniques. An initial practice block is made which allows students to experiment with mark-making. Everyone will be guided through the process of designing repeating patterns and you will be shown how to ink your lino block and how to print onto fabric. You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from.  You will print your final designs onto a cotton tea towel or a tote bag using the studio’s Albion press and by hand.  Everyone will take home their original carvings and mark making block, their test prints and block printed fabric. The workshop is hands-on, creative and very informative. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.  Everything is explained clearly with demonstrations.  All tools and materials are provided.


There is a maximum of 6 places per session.

Please email us at info@albatrossprintstudio.com if you have any questions that are not already answered here.


Reserve list:

If a course is fully booked we run a reserve list – please let us know which course you are interested in and if you want to be added to the list.

WORKSHOP BOOKINGS

Course fees must be paid for online at time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY 

IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL:

Please let us know as early as possible if you are unable to attend. The following charges will apply dependent on notice given:

  • More than 4 weeks prior to course: A full refund will be given.
  • 1-4 weeks prior to course : 50% of course fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio
  • Less than 7 days’ notice : 100% of course fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio
  • If you do not attend a course and have not previously informed us, 100% of the fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio.

IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL:

We will keep you informed if there is any threat of a course not running or if there are not enough participants to make it viable. We will cancel at short notice only in the case of an emergency, such as illness of the tutors or extreme weather affecting access to and use of the building.  We will do our best to give participants at least one weeks’ notice of cancellation. If we have to cancel a course 100% of course fees will be refunded.