WORKSHOPS

Nurture your Creativity

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Book a Place
£79.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 1st April.
Sunday 21st Jan, 10:30pm-4:30pm
Location:
Studio 10, Sea Change Studios
Centre of Creativity
Cockington Court
Torquay
TQ2 6XA
Directions (click here)
Workshops make a great gift. If you would like your booking sent as a gift card, then let me know after checkout.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'Pay by Debit or Credit Card' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Enter promo code:
Select promotion (if applicable):
  1. Southbank Townhouse
  2. Art Session Members
  3. No Promo Code
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Apply Gift Voucher:
  1. £20 Voucher
  2. £50 Voucher
Please present your voucher(s) on arriving at the workshop
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Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
Linocut Printmaking | Reduction Printing
@ Cockington Court, Torquay
Date TBC
Full Day
£79
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of printmaking with this full-day course at Studio 10, Cockington Court, Torquay.

First used by the German Expressionists as an alternative to woodcut, linocut has evolved into a popular form of relief printmaking due to its versatility and ease of use, making it a perfect starting point for those wishing to explore printmaking.

This course looks at the rich history of linocut printmaking, providing you with the knowledge and skills to create your own stunning artwork. Throughout the day, you will explore the intricacies of this art form, from understanding the tools and inks to mastering the reduction process and printing onto various surfaces using a traditional print press.

Join me for a day of artistic exploration, where you'll learn, create, and leave with your own handcrafted prints, showcasing your newfound printmaking skills. Discover the joy of bringing your artistic visions to life through the art of reduction linocut printmaking!

This course welcomes beginners and improvers with a passion for art and creativity. No prior experience in printmaking is necessary. If you're curious about the art of linocut printmaking and eager to explore its techniques, this course is perfect for you.
Course Highlights
Historical Exploration: Gain insights into the fascinating history of linocut printmaking, discovering its origins and evolution as an art form.

Tool Mastery: Learn to use a variety of specialised tools, understanding their unique functions and techniques to carve intricate designs into linoleum blocks.

Ink Selection: Explore different types of inks, discovering which ones work best for various surfaces and how to achieve different textures and effects.

Print Press Techniques: Master the art of printing using a traditional print press, understanding pressure, alignment, and ink application for high-quality prints.

Reduction Process: Delve into the challenging yet rewarding reduction process, where multiple colours are printed from a single block through sequential carving and printing stages.

Hands-On Practice: Engage in practical exercises, creating your reduction linocut prints under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Creative Expression: Encouragement to express your creativity, experimenting with colour combinations and design elements to craft unique, visually striking prints.
Key Points
All materials provided

Suitable for ages 16+

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon but lunch is
not provided. There is a cafe on site, and The Drum pub is within a short walk from the studio, or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - painting can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the studio (Craft Centre Car Park: Open 7am – 7pm, parking charges apply, please bring cash)
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WORKSHOPS

Nurture your Creativity

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Linocut Printmaking | Reduction Printing
@ Cockington Court, Torquay
Date TBC
Full Day
£79
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of printmaking with this full-day course at Studio 10, Cockington Court, Torquay.

First used by the German Expressionists as an alternative to woodcut, linocut has evolved into a popular form of relief printmaking due to its versatility and ease of use, making it a perfect starting point for those wishing to explore printmaking.

This course looks at the rich history of linocut printmaking, providing you with the knowledge and skills to create your own stunning artwork. Throughout the day, you will explore the intricacies of this art form, from understanding the tools and inks to mastering the reduction process and printing onto various surfaces using a traditional print press.

Join me for a day of artistic exploration, where you'll learn, create, and leave with your own handcrafted prints, showcasing your newfound printmaking skills. Discover the joy of bringing your artistic visions to life through the art of reduction linocut printmaking!

This course welcomes beginners and improvers with a passion for art and creativity. No prior experience in printmaking is necessary. If you're curious about the art of linocut printmaking and eager to explore its techniques, this course is perfect for you.
Course Highlights
Historical Exploration: Gain insights into the fascinating history of linocut printmaking, discovering its origins and evolution as an art form.

Tool Mastery: Learn to use a variety of specialised tools, understanding their unique functions and techniques to carve intricate designs into linoleum blocks.

Ink Selection: Explore different types of inks, discovering which ones work best for various surfaces and how to achieve different textures and effects.

Print Press Techniques: Master the art of printing using a traditional print press, understanding pressure, alignment, and ink application for high-quality prints.

Reduction Process: Delve into the challenging yet rewarding reduction process, where multiple colours are printed from a single block through sequential carving and printing stages.

Hands-On Practice: Engage in practical exercises, creating your reduction linocut prints under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Creative Expression: Encouragement to express your creativity, experimenting with colour combinations and design elements to craft unique, visually striking prints.
Key Points

All materials provided

Suitable for ages 16+

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon but lunch is
not provided. There is a cafe on site, and The Drum pub is within a short walk from the studio, or feel free to bring a packed lunch.


No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - painting can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the studio (Craft Centre Car Park: Open 7am – 7pm, parking charges apply, please bring cash)
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Book a Place
£79.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 1st April.
Sunday 21st Jan, 10:30pm-4:30pm
Location:
Studio 10, Sea Change Studios
Centre of Creativity
Cockington Court
Torquay
TQ2 6XA
Directions (click here)
Workshops make a great gift. If you would like your booking sent as a gift card, then let me know after checkout.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'Pay by Debit or Credit Card' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Enter promo code:
Select promotion (if applicable):
  1. Southbank Townhouse
  2. Art Session Members
  3. No Promo Code
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Apply Gift Voucher:
  1. £20 Voucher
  2. £50 Voucher
Please present your voucher(s) on arriving at the workshop
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Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
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Textiles Illustration
Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Pointillism in Acrylics
Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.
Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Get started with Oil Paints
Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.
In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing
Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.
Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Upcoming Workshops
May: Layering with Print
June: Learn to Linocut
July: Textiles Illustration
Aug: Pointillism in Acrylics
Sept: Get started with Oil Paints
Oct: Mastering Reflections | Charcoal
Nov: TBC
Dec: TBC
See below for details………..

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Textiles Illustration

Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Pointillism in Acrylics

Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.

Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Get started with Oil Paints

Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.

In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing

Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.

Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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