Mono Printing Retreat Day
Join us at Slamseys for a day of creative, relaxing and mindful printmaking.
We begin with a short walk around Slamseys Farm to collect seasonal leaves, flowers and grasses, before we begin printmaking using our gelatine plates. After morning break we experiment with textures and blending colours after which we will break for lunch. In the afternoon we spend time creating stencils and using these and our found materials to make compositions.
You will leave with … a range of mono prints on various papers, which can be framed or used in future craft projects, as well as a instructions for making your own jelly printing plate at home.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at those with no mono printing experience and it has been designed to be a relaxing day with plenty of time to experiment and enjoy yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Slamseys Farm.
All printmaking equipment and materials are provided so you don’t need to bring anything with you, but you might like to bring along your own sketchbook. Tea, coffee and a slice of homemade cake are provided, but please bring along a packed lunch the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).
Group size is limited to 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please arrive at 10:00, the workshop will finish at approximately 15:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. We will be walking around the farm yard so please bring appropriate shoes and a waterproof jacket if it is wet. You will need to bring a packed lunch.
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.
"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!!"
"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."
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.
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!
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!