Nature into Print (Aluminium etching)
July 3 – 5, 10 am to 4 pm
Tutor : Jenny Graham
Using aspects of the landscape surrounding Dove Studios, students will explore different etching techniques. Discussions about creative interpretation of the landscape will be combined with practical exercises on how to create line, tone and texture using a variety of etching processes.
Making Prints for Books (Various printmaking techniques and simple book binding)
July 10 – 12, 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Bronwen Bradshaw with Pennie Elfick
The aim of this course is for participants to make a handmade book containing printed images and maybe words too. Drypoint, collagraph, relief printing and monoprint can all be used, with plenty of wide ranging tuition on hand to help with the different techniques, including basic bookbinding.
The Handwritten Word (Free-wheeling calligraphy)
July 14/15, 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Kathryn John
At a time when our lives and lists exist in a digital world, we will spend a weekend together getting back in touch with the flow of the handwritten word, with full permission to get it wrong and to make a mess, using a variety of writing materials – including vegetable and oak gall ink – and experimental processes.
Mokuhanga Stage 1 (Japanese water-based woodblock printing)
August 8,9,10, 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Robin Frood
This 3-day workshop will explore the Japanese art of woodblock printing, known as Mokuhanga, with participants producing a final series of prints on a theme of their choice. This water-based technique is very ecological in its use of materials, and is currently undergoing a great revival in contemporary art worldwide.
All courses include basic studio materials in the fee, but paper and plates (aluminium, wood blocks, acrylic sheets etc) are extra at cost.
If you would like to enrol on a course, please download the application form here:
and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send to Bronwen Bradshaw, Dove Studios, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8TL, together with a deposit that will secure your place on the course. All deposits are non- refundable, unless we can fill your place from a waiting list. The full fee will be due by June 1st 2018; you will receive a reminder about this.