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Print Club

Tuesday 8 October
WHEN?

Tuesday evening, drop in any time between 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. There will be one session a month (except for December, please check dates below) and some additional Saturday morning sessions (depending on demand).
 You are free to stay for as much of the session as you would like.


 WHO IS PRINT CLUB FOR?

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.


  HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

You need to sign up for Print Club Membership, which is £25 for the year and then each session will cost £5 (cash on the day). 


WHAT DO I GET?

Monthly Print Club sessions
Access to screen printing screens & clamps, Abig etching press (350mm), Book Binders Relief Press and the new relief press (when it finally arrives!)
You will also be invited to the Slamseys Printmakers Facebook Group, where you will be the first to hear about new classes (including early bird discounts) and any last minute places available at a reduced rate due to cancellations.

You need to come along with all your own materials, plates, papers and inks (these can be purchased on the day if necessary, please email me for the price list).


2019 PRINT CLUB DATES

Tuesday 8 October
Tuesday 5 November


2020 PRINT CLUB DATES

Tuesday 21 January
Tuesday 11 February
Tuesday 10 March

 *Please note that these dates are subject to change. You will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative date will be offered.

 

HIRE THE PRINT WORKSHOP

Print Club members can also 'hire the print room' for £10 per hour. Please check with Ruth to arrange when you would like to come and use the option below. Once you are taken to the PayPal cart in a new tab, you can change the quantity to add in the correct number of hours. This is only open to Print Club members.

Annual Membership
£25
Hire the print room 10p/h
£10

Tutor

Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

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 City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

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