PERSONAL TUITION & STUDIO ACCESS
Benefit from my 20 plus years of printmaking experience and 17 years teaching experience to develop your skills in precisely the areas that you wish! Personal tuition can, because of the speed of progress that you will experience, be very cost effective.
A small number of hours of my undivided attention can see students make enormous strides. My areas of particular expertise include: Monotype, Collagraph, Carborundum, Gelli Plate, Linocut, Drypoint & Artist Books.
I have delivered personal tuition to a range of individuals including:
Novice/Intermediate printmakers who have just attended a workshop but want an hour or two of individual attention to re-enforce their learning
Experienced printmakers wishing to master new techniques in order to extend their own knowledge of a particular printmaking medium
Artists who work in other media who wish to try something new and different that they can bring back into their work
USE OF STUDIO
After completing a Studio Induction (see below), you are free to use my facilities independently. My well-equipped, professional standard studio is in a lovely rural position just one mile from Hexham Town Centre and I shall always be on site should you require any assistance.
It is available to use on a one off, occasional, regular weekly, or monthly basis, at an hourly rate. Studio hours are normally 10.00 am - 4.00 pm but are flexible.
Printmakers at every level use my studio for a range of reasons:
They have recently attended a workshop and wish to continue practicing and developing their new skills
They wish to prepare for an exhibition or special project
They require workspace with affordable printmaking studio facilities that avoids the cost of travel and parking in Newcastle
They are looking for the stimulation of working with likeminded creative people.
My studio facilities include:
A Hawthorn Printmaster 545 Etching Press
A0 light box
An extensive range of equipment, paper, Hawthorne inks and other materials for monotype/monoprint, collagraphs, linocut, artist book making and drypoint.
I normally keep the following in stock for studio users to purchase:
ACID FREE TISSUE 45g/m 17g/m
ACID FREE BLOTTERS 300g/m
FABRIANO UNICA 250g/m
FABRIANO ROSAPINA 285g/m
BFK RIVES BLANC 250g/m
SOMERSET SATIN SOFT WHITE 330g/m
A2 RKB TRACING PAPER 90g/m
A3 FOAM BOARD 5mm
SNOWDOWN CARTRIDGE 130g/m
- OTHER MATERIALS -
JAPANESE VINYL DOUBLE SIDED 200 x 300 mm
CARBORUNDUM GRIT per 100 gm
MATERIALS ORDERING SERVICE
I order most of my printmaking materials - carborundum,plates, rollers, etc, from Hawthorne Printmaking Supplies and papers from RK Burt. High shipping costs can be a deterrent if you are placing a small order yourself. I offer a service where you can piggy back your order with mine so that shipping costs are shared and more affordable.
I have full public liability insurance through the Artists Information Company - AN.