Monoprinting workshop with Adrienne Craddock

Upstairs at the Chapel

Saturday 1st April 2017, 10am-4pm

Adam names the Snail web

Prints inspired by flowers and foliage.

Explore this painterly printing process with Adrienne at the Chapel.

With use of the wonderful printing press at the chapel, you will paint onto acrylic sheet with coloured printing inks and by drawing and wiping into the ink, create images that will be put through the press and transferred to paper. The prints can be made with a single pressing or various layers of ink can be built up by successive printings.

Experienced artists can benefit from exploring their ideas in a different medium but no artistic experience is necessary to take part in this workshop.

Adrienne will bring plenty of ideas and inspirational material to work from although you may want to bring in some personal ideas and sketches.

Adrienne Says – ‘I find monoprinting a seductive process, that captures the energy of brushstrokes and mark making. It enables you to make ‘paintings’ reasonably swiftly, and mixing the coloured viscose inks on the plate is a satisfyingly child like indulgence. Who hasn’t taken pleasure in applying paint to a surface – as we did as school children when we folded paper in half and made ‘symmetrical’ butterfly images – to see what image will appear.’

Adrienne Craddock will be exhibiting her prints, paintings and mixed media alongside Shellie Byatt, in the exhibition ‘Surprise in the Shrubbery’ opening on Saturday 18th March at The Art Shop.

£75 includes lunch, all refreshments throughout the day and majority of materials. Booking Essential as places are limited.