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Screenprinting with Faye Suzannah, April 13th & 14th

Faye's wall

Faye Suzannah screenprints Amazing Space II 2017

Faye Suzannah made some wonderful work for Amazing Space II a couple of years ago, and she has been invited back to teach a Basic Screenprinting course this April. As she says: ‘Join me to explore a variety of exciting mark and shape making techniques, through the graphic medium of the silkscreen. Using water-based inks, autographic AND photographic stencils, we will cover the basic processes used to make original artworks, or we will make editions of identical prints.’

Letterpress with Robin Frood, May 4th & 5th

Paper Heaven detail

Victorian letters with collograph print (detail)

This is the first time Letterpress has been offered as a course at Dove Studios. We have an extraordinary collection of Victorian hand carved alphabets and extensive sets of metal type; an Adana press and the use of an etching press as a proofing press. And now at last we are making a start, to incorporate letterpress into the printmaking techniques that are already on offer here, such as etching, collograph and woodcut. An adventure, in fact, with tutor Robin Frood, who says: ‘This workshop is particularly suited to artists who want to work with text, or writers/poets wishing to work with image. In the two day workshop, we will cover the basics of traditional letterpress, as well as exploring its creative possibilities. There will be a chance to combine letterpress with woodblock printing, to use the book format, or simply to create text-based artworks.’

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Course participants in the Print Room with Robin Frood

For further details of these courses and to enrol, please contact Bron Bradshaw at bronbradshaw@yahoo.com.

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Our cook today was Faye Suzannah, who produced a great Mexican lunch and lots of cakes, and even found time to do some screenprinting in the studio in between.

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Faye’s drawing

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The photographic screen she has created from the drawing,  through which the colour is pressed

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The printed flowers (first colour of the print)

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hung up to dry

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And here’s a finished screenprint of the White Field that she did a couple of weeks ago.