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Creative Bookbinding: Sketchbook Printmaking - Online 2nd July 2022

$120.00 - $160.00

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Sketchbook Printmaking is series of Block Printing and Artists Books workshops led by Isabelle in your own home. Relax with an evening of carving and stamping, listening, connecting and sharing, every month.

Our sessions are filled with bursts of fun activities, moments of reflection...and most importantly making. Receive creative prompts so that in between meet ups, there will be plenty of time to gather inspiration and complete your projects.

This course is for anyone interested in expanding on printmaking skills, just starting printmaking, creative bookmaking and generally just want to get making. Be inspired to fill your print journals with stamp designs you have carved yourself, turning these designs into artists' books. 

Cultivate a daily practice of creating through printmaking. Enjoy the motion of carving, bringing you moments of calm. Get into the practice of discipline and concentration through ten guided sessions filled with inspirations, practical know-how, tips and tricks.

What happens in each session?
•. Be guided with prompts, ideas and exercises, that help to expand your printmaking techniques.
•. You will be encouraged to experiment with shapes, repetition, colours, combining overprinting and paper folding to create unique compositions.
•. Explore the materials needed to create your own stamp designs, from carving tools to ink, see how different block designs can be used to achieve different results.
•. Learn about gathering sources for your work as well as tips on how to fill your sketchbooks, create inspiration boards and find references for your artwork.
•. Dive into the first stages of the printing process, explore different carving techniques and start creating stamps instantly with Isabelle's guidance. 

•. Discuss colour choice, mixing inks, and how to test your colours before preparing your sketchbook for printing; you will be amaze as you start to fill different sketchbooks with block printing designs that you have carved yourself.
•. Use your sketchbooks ideas to create beautiful finish prints and artists books.

Materials packs will be available for purchase.
You don't need to purchase a materials pack for every session. One pack should see you through at least 4 sessions or more during class.

Date: 2nd July 2022
Time: 7 - 9pm

Premium materials pack:
Printmaking inks 30g of 10 x colours, plus extender
Scrapper x 2
Roller x 1
Stamp pads x 2
Rubber block
Mini Jars to store mixed paints x 6

Set of 6 lino cutting tools - $12
Paper 110gsm - 100 sheets - $15
Paper 140gsm - 30 sheets - $10
Stamp pads - $11

Closing date for booking is 7 days before class commences.
This workshop booking is for one person only. Additional participants must book in individually, regardless of household arrangement or age.

This is a technical workshop which requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

No refunds for Online workshops once commenced or when materials have been posted out. A Zoom link shall be sent out to you a few days before. We shall start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness shall not be accommodated.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.