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Art Workshops 2018

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Lino printing day
Saturday 19 May, 10.30am - 5pm
Cost: £60 (materials and lunch included)

This one day workshop offers a practical introduction to the process of making a linocut, from your first inspiration to the actual print. Through simple exercises we explore the striking possibilities of designing in black and white, developing an initial sketch to a workable design, transfer this onto the block, carve and then print. No previous experience required.

IN TUNE: Creative Arts Holiday with Helen Porter & Peter Ursem
Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 June
Gresham House Studios
£455 residential; £375 non-residential
Max 8 participants

In our last seven years of courses at Gresham House Studios participants regularly asked if we would consider doing a combined course. We think we may have cracked the concept with this creative arts holiday, of which each course day will consist of a half day for music and singing, and the other half for creative arts. (You'll hardly notice it but your chef and tutor will change hats quite a bit!) The workshop will include ingredients from our other courses, for example discovering your voice, singing in harmony, drawing and printing techniques, but the main focus is experimenting with the creative process, and of course soaking up the inspiration guaranteed from a Gresham House retreat.

Lino printing in Colour & Mono Print
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July
10.30am - 5pm
£175 residential (one night); £125 non-residential

This weekend workshop will help you explore the entire relief print process from sketching your subject material to transforming your studies and sketches into a design for a multi-coloured lino print. The subject matter could be a landscape, a still life or something from your own sketchbook or imagination. This workshop is about having time to work out a well planned relief printed in more than one colour, but we will also make some side steps into the 'free expression' of the monoprint, as for all printing it is important to include experiment in the process.

Drawing Experiments
Saturday 15 September, 10.30am - 5pm
Cost: £60 (materials and lunch included)

If you think you can't draw, what you're expressing is most likely the disappointment that what your hand does is different to what your eyes see. Of course! That kind of drawing takes years of practice! But there are so many fascinating aspects to drawing - playing with lines, mark-making, tonal values, composition - and enjoying drawing is about much more than accuracy or representation. This workshop offers a day of experimenting with all kind of approaches to this core element of visual art. Once you've discovered the fun of drawing and sketching, you won't be able to stop.

Book making in a day
Sunday 16 September, 10.30am - 5pm
Cost: £70 (materials and lunch included)

As a printmaker and framer I always have stacks of paper, card and discarded prints lying around, which I love to make into unique and personal sketchbooks or notebooks. In this workshop you’ll do just that. In the morning we’ll be working on creating your own cover papers, in the afternoon we’ll put together two different bindings for small sketchbooks. Expect to go home with two hand finished gems.

This workshop makes a great combination with the drawing day on Saturday 15th. Residential options are available for people who wish to do both workshops.

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For more information about my exhibitions and artworks see www.peterursem.co.uk


Gresham House Studios

Singing and Art Workshops in the Tamar Valley

e: info@greshamhousestudios.co.uk
t: 01822 833668

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Tuesday Print Club
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm and 6.30-8.30pm Cost £30 per 6 weeks, materials not included

The Tuesday Print Club offers a regular opportunity for lino printing. The company of other printmakers, the stimulating environment of the print studio and Peter’s professional guidance make the Print Club one worth being part of!

The Tuesday Print Club is for people who have some experience with lino printing already.

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