I’m very please to say that my printmaking workshops have been very well received and I will do a few more this year – my next one on Saturday 28th January.
“Wilde Impressions” – An Introduction to botanical Printmaking
In introduction to Botanical Printmaking on paper, I teach some of my printmaking techniques using physical plant specimens and a home-made gelatine plate. I share tips on inks and the recipe to make your own gelatine plate. Inks and paper will be supplied. If you’d like to print on fabric, please bring your own. Fine cotton suits these techniques best.
Includes materials (not fabric), and refreshments.
A valuable part of my process is walking. Besides being good for your health, it’s good for the psyche too – and Scout, our dog would never say no! I’ll often sit and do a quick sketch or watercolour but collecting samples is also an important part of my practice. I pick up all sorts of things, from dried leaves to rusty bits and pieces and Fynbos too from which I make monoprints. Most of my work starts with printmaking, whether it be a print with stitching, a collage, or painting – and I’ll often experiment with different papers, including teabags. Read more “Flight of the Bumblebee”