I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching my first workshop at Ochre Print Studio in Guildford this July. The course will be a two day introduction to relief printmaking (linocut and woodcut) and will be split over two Wednesdays in July. Ochre Print Studio is a friendly and encouraging open access print studio set within the Lockwood Day Centre in Guildford and has lots of amazing facilities (such as etching and relief presses) which will be open for the course attendees to use.

Please read on for more info and booking details.

Introduction to Relief Printing – 2 Day Printmaking Course in Guildford

Weds 20th July and Weds 27th July 2016, 10-4pm

Ochre_1This creative printmaking course is split over two Wednesdays in July and will explore ‘relief’ printing onto paper. Relief printing is a process where the surface of the block (a sheet of lino or wood for example) is cut away and only what remains of the original surface will print. Susan will show you some examples of relief prints and how to prepare an image before cutting the block, the application of ink and, most importantly, make prints!

You will be taught to print using both hand burnishing and a printing press, allowing you to continue exploring the possibilities of relief printmaking from home or in the studio after the course. Each technique will be clearly explained and demonstrated with plenty of time to experiment yourself. We recommend that you bring along some ideas or a sketchbook to work with.

All materials provided – suitable for everyone – beginners welcome

Dates: Wednesdays 20th/27th July 2016, 10am to 4pm
Cost: £130 (£120 Members)
Booking: To book your space please email
More Info: Please visit the courses page of Ochre Print Studio’s website: http://www.ochreprintstudio.co.uk/courses.html

About Ochre Print Studio

Ochre_2Ochre Print Studio is a new venture open access print studio, welcoming and encouraging artists and printmakers of all abilities to engage in the creative process of both traditional printmaking and contemporary print technology.

Julie Hoyle and Annee Robson are dedicated to the ongoing building of a safe, friendly, inclusive. professional, non-profit making studio. Initially opening with the facilities for fine art screen-printing, dry point, monoprint, collagraphy, digital and textile printmaking, the studio also offers regular open access sessions and a varied programme of visiting tutors conducting courses, talks and demonstrations.

Ochre Print Studio is based at Lockwood Day Centre in Guildford, Surrey. The centre cares for adults with learning difficulties and is also home to Lockwood Arts through a successful collaboration based on an exchange of space and time. Lockwood Arts are an inclusive group of artists with further facilities for glass making, ceramics and a forthcoming digital editing suite. A great community spirit is encouraged at Lockwood, with skill sharing at its heart. The residing artists all share their creative talent, skills and experience with each other and the service users at the day centre.

Ochre Print Studio is a non-profit making organization any profit will go towards equipping and improving the studio. Julie and Angela Poole are unpaid directors and founders of Ochre. Tutors, technicians and helpers receive a fee or in lieu printing time.

About Susan

Susan Yeates is a printmaking tutor at Magenta Sky and author of Learning Linocut an Amazon number one best-selling printmaking book providing a comprehensive introduction to relief printing. Susan lives and works in Woking in Surrey and continues to teach printmaking to anyone wanting to learn. Read more…

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