Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

Gelliprint with Image Transfer and More with Emma Taylor

Friday 21st June 2024 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Gelliprint with Image Transfer and More with Emma Taylor

GELLIPRINT…What next?
Phototransfer gelliprinting and magazine transfer.
Posca pen, biro and photocopy transfer.
Charcoal drawing and lino transfer.

We will experience the chaotic joys of gelliprinting to produce layered, patterned and textured backgrounds. These numerous prints which are made using layers of acrylic paints will explore the harmonious and vibrant colours and textures of the garden. So easy, so messy but sometimes unpredictable…in a creative way!
We have also been perfecting charcoall drawing transfer and a new lino print transfer so I will demonstrate these new techniques.

We will also be drawing directly onto the gelliplate as well as trying biro intaglio effects to print. So many ways to work with layering and colour.
I will introduce you to techniques of transferring photographic images onto the Gelliprints to create aesthetic compositions, sensitive colour combinations and beautiful pieces that are individual to you. We will use contrasting photographic images with varied themes to expand your work further.
You may wish to bring in your own photocopies of photographs to use. You could include photographs of plants or faces that are personal to you. Any images must be photocopies and in clolour (laser prints and not inkjet) to transfer cleanly.
We will also be experimenting with magazine transfer using the gelli plates which can produce beautiful ghostly prints far removed from the original images. 

Costs: £65 with all materials, tea, coffee and biscuits plus garden entry.

Please email emmaktaylor@hotmail.com or 07540191437 for more details and booking.

Emma is a artist, printmaker and educator teaching from Lupin Cottage Workshops in East Sussex. She is currently Leader of Art and Photography in Seahaven as well as running weekly art classes from her home and studio.
She also leads a new group of artists as Salt Edge Arts showing at South Hill Barn in Seaford.
Emma has been teaching inspiring workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2017 and we are thrilled that she will be our Artist in Residence again with Amanda Duke in 2024.

www.emmataylorprintmaker.co.uk
www.saltedgearts.com
Social Media: Emma Taylor Printmaker


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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful
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