Open Access Sessions

From Wednesday 15th September by appointment only

Every Wednesday 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 4pm

Fee: £20 per session (10% off for CPW members)

The Open Access Sessions are for printmakers to use the print facilities at Cardiff Print Workshop. They are times when the workshop will be staffed by an experienced printmaker to allow anyone with previous printmaking experience or who has completed a printmaking class at CPW to be able to continue to use the workshop for their own projects.

CPW have the facilities for:

  • Etching copper, zinc or aluminium.
  • Lino and wood cut
  • Cyanotype
  • Photo intaglio
  • Collograph
  • Mono-type

Open Access Sessions are restricted to no more that 3 participants and are by appointment only.

Please contact: Bill Chambers

Relief Printing – Lino and Wood Cut

6 weekly evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesdays 15th September – 20th October 2021

One of the simplest forms of printmaking this age old technique can be one of the hardest to master. The class will look at how differing materials such as wood and Lino can be used to create striking graphic effects, taking inspiration from some of the great exponents of the art. We will explore the range of tools and different marks made by each, printing by hand and by using the presses in the workshop.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers

Printmaking for Beginners and Improvers

6 x Day classes 2 pm – 4 pm

Tuesdays 14th September – 19th October 2021

This six-week course is intended as an introduction to Printmaking at CPW. Participants will learn about all aspects of the printmaking workshop including working with the etching press, inks and tools. The course is designed to offer the opportunity for creative exploration and will provide a solid basis for further work in printmaking at Cardiff Print Workshop.

This class will cover:

  • Paper making
  • Mono-type
  • Dry-point
  • Chine colle
  • Collograph

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers

The Photographic Print

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Mondays 13th September – 18th October 2021

These classes are intended for anyone with a passion for printmaking and photography, areas of image making that have long over lapped and complemented each other. This course will cover two processes that increasingly occupy a permanent place in the contemporary printmaking studio:

  • Cyanotype on paper and fabric
  • Non-etch photo intaglio

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers

Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride

6 x evening classes 7 pm – 9 pm

Tuesdays 14th September – 19th October 2021

Learn how to produce fine etchings in copper. This workshop is aimed at beginners and experienced printmakers alike and will cover all the main aspects of etching line and aquatint using traditional grounds with ferric chloride. This is a unique opportunity to learn a traditional craft using safe and non-toxic methods.

Cost: £120 (10% off for CPW members)
Tutor: Bill Chambers

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