Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Mono-print. They are the most painterly and responsive of all printmaking techniques. It is a process that can be explored at home or in the studio without great investment or need for space.
This 2-day course will give participants the
opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking.
As well as group demonstrations each
participant will receive individual tuition.
This course is aimed at artists that wish to
develop and improve, however beginners can be accommodated.
Materials List Please wear old clothing
You are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material, but this is not an essential requirement.
All other materials will be supplied by Nik Pollard, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to him on the day.
The equipment supplied will include quality artist materials.
Artist’s Profile Nik Pollard is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation.
He has participated in national and international art projects highlighting the importance and vulnerability of specific habitats and wildlife in support of conservation.
His work has led to collaborations with schools, colleges, galleries and museums,
engaging communities with the natural environment through residencies and
Come on a journey with Dr John Sparks, former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, to discover some of the natural history of Ethiopia. Event includes finger buffet. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.
This 2-day course gives a taster of two techniques for creating images on glass. On day 1 you will learn several methods of applying enamels to glass, including monoprinting with natural materials. You will be able to create a dish or tile, enamelled with your own design inspired by your favourite landscape or wildlife image.
You will also create an enamel background which will come in handy on day 2, when, using a glass engraving drill and a variety of tools, you will learn basic engraving techniques. You will discover how to create a 3D effect using all sides of your glass and go away with a masterpiece of your own making!
Please note: enamelled pieces will need to be fired in the kiln – as many as possible will be fired overnight ready for day 2, but if space becomes limited you may need to collect some of your work from Nature in Art at a later date.
Materials List All materials will be supplied by Amanda Lawrence, at the cost of £20 per
participant, payable directly to her on the day of the course. This will cover the cost of the enamels, glass, mixing mediums and the firing of completed pieces in the kiln.
Artist’s Profile Amanda Lawrence has been working with glass for over 20 years. She specialises in kiln formed and engraved glass, often combining the two. Her wildlife and landscape inspired vessels, sculptures and wall pieces are regularly featured in exhibitions around the country, including a major display at Nature in Art in 2016.
She is a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen and the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers.
She has considerable experience of teaching both engraving and kiln techniques and enjoys passing on the pleasure of glass making to other people.
Please Note: THESE ARE CHANGED DATES FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED! The Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. Illustrating the world’s flora for scientific purposes continues to be the preoccupation of many artists. Fine examples in pencil, ink and watercolour are included in this exhibition. Meet members every day.