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Print Club

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Tuesday evening, drop in any time between 6pm and 9pm. Please check dates below to book. You are free to stay for as much of the session as you would like.

Previous students or local printmakers and artists who are ready to work independently on their own projects. These are untutored sessions, but help and guidance will be available throughout the session.

£8 to come along with all your own equipment and inks
This cost includes tea and coffee and covers the cost of running the session in the barn.
will have access to our Abig etching press (350mm) and Book Binder’s Relief Press.

£5 to hire a screen for the session – must be reserved in advance
£5 A4 paper pack (5 x 270gsm white printmaking paper, 8 x 130gsm white proofing paper, 10 x newsprint)
£3 A4 perspex drypoint plate
£5 A4 softcut lino
£6 set of 5 A4 screen printing vinyls
£25 Dinky Screen Printing Kit
£9.60 5 blade linocut toolkit
£4 cotton tote bag

Please pay in cash on the day
If possible, please let me know in advance if you would like to hire a screen or require anything from our supplies list so that it can be prepared for you. There are 4 large screens and 4 small screens available.
Please email to discuss your requirements.

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Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

My interest in art has taken me all around the world, working in the Australian outback, London’s Mayfair and now back home in Essex. I studied printmaking at the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute and really enjoy helping people discover how easy it is to create their own designs using simple printing processes.  I opened Slamseys Art so that everyone can have a go at learning new creative skills.

Find out more about my printmaking and view student work on Instagram.

Tutor Reviews

"We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!"

Chelmsford New City Girls W.I.

"Many thanks for an most enjoyable workshop today. It has opened up many more creative and exciting possibilities for me to use in my work."

Angella H

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D