Sussex Prairies is open from 1pm until 5pm six afternoons a week. We are always Closed on a Tuesday.
Our final day of opening for our 2018 season will be Sunday 14th October 2018. We shall then open again on 1st June 2019.
Tutor: Emma Taylor
Dates: Wednesday19th September 2018 Times: 10am-2pm
Course outline: Printing without a press.
Exploring Gelliprint, Monoprint, Pressprint and Blockprint!
We will be exploring the basic techniques of mono printing where one off unique prints are made without the use of a press. We will use inks and rollers to create layers and simple direct drawings from nature.
We will then produce spontaneous Gelli prints which are made using flexible rubber-like plate that holds textures and patterns. These are perfect for building up layers with stencils and overlapping colours to create beautiful images. We will be producing numerous prints with atmospheric textural qualities by pressing leaves and flowers into the plates.
You will also have the opportunity to use pressprint and blockprinting to refine and add extra layers of pattern to any experimental pieces during the workshop.
This workshop does not require any specific artistic skills other than an open mind and a sense of play. The numerous prints will become art pieces in their own right or idea for scrapbooking and collage.
Costs: £55 per workshop
All materials and papers will be included in the price.
To secure a place please contact Emma Taylor by email firstname.lastname@example.org or
About Emma Taylor
She studied Fine Art in Cardiff at the University of Wales in the early 90’s with one foot in the painting studios but gravitating to the warmth of the printmaking studios. Her work embodies the two disciplines with collagraphs produced with paint, card and carborundum and cut into integrate intaglio and relief printmaking.
Emma has worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on GCSE and A Level in a highly successful Art department in Sussex and held the position of Head Of Art for five years before leaving to focus on her family and printmaking.
Her wealth of experience and expertise in education has inspired countless students and they, in turn, have opened her eyes to the joys of returning to her own creativity.
She has exhibited in several Open Houses and local galleries is a member of Sussex Arts Collective. Emma returns for her third season of teaching at Sussex Prairie Garden.