Day Course – Introduction to relief printing May 18th

Steeple Arts Centre – in Fife, Scotland.

Saturday May 18th        10am- 4pm

A one day introductory  relief printing course with the opportunity to use a flatbed printing press is being planned in April/May, dates to be confirmed. We will be experimenting with a wide selection of materials playing with different techniques, colour combinations and papers. Each student will create a series of three exciting prints by the end of the day.

The course will be taught by Artist Julia Barton. Julia specialises in relief printing often using plant materials and sculptural fabrics, a selection of her prints can be viewed on this blog.

Equipment will be provided. Students will be asked to bring their own workshop aprons. The course will take place between 10am -4pm. The course fee is £60 for the day, with a small charge for paper and ink of £5 per student.

Course numbers are limited to ensure a good learning experience. Minimum numbers are required for the course to run so it is helpful if students can book their place early.

Free taster session will be held at the Steeple Arts Centre  on Thursday  21st of March at 3-4pm

Artist Julia Barton will demonstrate and explain relief printing techniques. She will share her passion for printing directly from materials such fabric, mesh and plants to create intriguing and exquisite prints on a variety of papers. You will be welcome to select materials with which to compose and print a simple bookmark to take away using a flatbed roller press. She hopes you too will be excited by the results and want to join her day course later in the spring.

For information and bookings please contact:  julia_barton@btinternet.com 07977997605

Print workshops in your home

Enjoy a day’s printing workshop in your kitchen with a group of friends or family (up to 5 people). All you need is a table, sink and place to hang the prints to dry. An opportunity to learn a  new skill with lots of fun and laughter while making fantastic prints. Ideal as a birthday treat or any other special occasion. A memorable day!

Introduction to printing day: Includes learning and experimenting with simple block printing/mono-printing/collograph techniques until lunchtime. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to print on a selection of art papers, achieving three good prints by the end of the day to take away with you.

If you get hooked follow up workshops are available in which you can print:

wall hangings/banners up to 2m long – a perfect group activity as it takes several people to hold and guide the plate through the press. Perfect for creating bespoke interior  decorations and announcement messages such as Congratulations! or Happy Anniversary!

sets of cards – with birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or any special time of year in mind such as Easter, Christmas or Diwali.

I have many years’ experience teaching children and adults in relaxed workshop settings and love helping people bring their ideas to life. Since acquiring a flat bed roller press I have become a passionate advocate for the pleasures and surprises that all forms of printing can bring.

I run print workshops throughout the North East, Borders and Edinburgh areas including weekends.

Contact me : leave a reply below, call  07977997605 or e mail julia_barton@btinternet.com