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St Ives September festival 2018

Come and join us for a fun and explorative course on collograph printing led by Annabel.

Dates will be; Thursday 13th & Friday 14th September and Sat 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2018, 10-4pm.

Venue; Porthmeor Print Workshop, St Ives.

We will be creating unique textures onto aluminium/card and printing in monochrome & colour; a simple process with fantastic results, aimed at all levels.

 

Day 1; markmaking using found and everyday materials (pva, wallpaper, tile adhesive, natural materials..)

Day 2; printing 6-10 collograph prints using an etching press, using water based inks. Learning relief and intaglio printing methods.

 

Contact details; Please contact Annabel Wilkes at bella_wilkes@hotmail.com for more information or book with the St Ives September festival’s brochure coming out soon for 2018!

 

Students’ work from Beginners course March 2018.

Pop up printmaker – Tate St Ives

I will be presenting a selection of printmaking techniques for school workshops at secondary level during the teachers’ conference at the Tate, St Ives.

Sixteen to twenty schools will be attending this exciting conference held on 7th March 2018.

After this I will be able to take bookings for workshops 2018/2019.

 

September festival 2018

We will be opening the Porthmeor Print Workshop during the St Ives September festival 2018.

There will be an exhibition showing a range work produced by members of the workshop and a chance to join the afternoon/evening workshops creating collograph prints and monoprints led by Annabel Wilkes. There will also be demonstrations by printmaker Trevor Price.

Dates and workshops are to be revealed soon! Please email me for information or to go onto our mailing list; bella_wilkes@hotmail.com

 

New year beginner’s collograph course in March 2018 led by Annabel Wilkes.

I will be running a Spring course focusing on collograph printing, details below;

Now fully booked

BEGINNERS COLLOGRAPH PRINTING COURSE

March 8th & 9th 2018

 

Come and join us for a Beginners explorative and inspirational texture making workshop, creating collograph plates and prints. This will be held at the Porthmeor Print Workshop in St Ives, Cornwall 10-3 pm (with a break for lunch).

Using found, recyclable and easily sourced materials to design unique collograph plates on card. We will be focusing on manipulating selected materials (tile adhesive, tape, papers, pva, carborundum) and layering to create texture on card plates to print similarly to etching. From this you will develop a collection of 4/5 prints in monochrome and colour using oil based etching inks.

£40 per day (2 days total), plus a few ££s for paper. Groups of 8 max. To book your slot call Annabel Wilkes 07940503028 and visit ‘print workshops’ on the website for more details and photographs of past courses. www.annabelwilkes.co.uk

I will give you details re payment once booked in.

Many thanks and see you soon!

 

NEW 2 day collograph workshop 23rd and 24th November 2017

Come and join us for a Beginners explorative and inspirational texture making workshop, creating collograph plates and prints. This will be held on;

Thursday 23rd November and Friday 24th November, both days 10 til 3pm with a break for lunch. NOW FULL – PLEASE EMAIL FOR FUTURE COURSES FOR  SPRING 2018.

Using found, recyclable and easily sourced materials to design unique collograph plates on card. We will be focusing on manipulating selected materials (tile adhesive, tape, papers, carborundum) and layering to create texture. From this you will develop a collection of 4/5 prints in monochrome and colour using oil based etching inks.

Making collograph plates on the 23rd Nov will take place at my home address, please ask for details.

Printing will take place on 24th Nov at the Porthmeor Print Workshop, Back Road West, St Ives.

£40 per day or £35 if a member of the Porthmeor Print Workshop (2 days total), plus a few ££s for paper. Groups of 8 max. To book your slot call Annabel Wilkes 07940503028 and visit ‘print workshops’on the website for more details and photographs of past courses. www.annabelwilkes.co.uk

NEW Autumn collograph course using wood NOW FULL

NEW COLLOGRAPH PRINTING COURSE FOR

OCTOBER 5th & 6th 2017

Come and join us for an explorative and inspirational texture making workshop, creating collograph plates and prints. This will be held at the Porthmeor Print Workshop, St Ives on Thursday 5 & 6TH Friday 6th October 10-3pm.

Using found, recyclable and easily sourced materials to design a unique artwork on wood. We will be focusing on simplifying selected materials and sanding to create texture as well as cutting plates into sections. Experience not essential.

You will develop a collection of 4/5 prints.

£40 per day (2 days total), plus a few £s for paper. Groups of 8 max. (£35 if you are a member and want to bring your own inks).

To book your slot;

Call Annabel Wilkes 07940503028 or visit the website for more details and photographs of past courses. www.annabelwilkes.co.uk

See you soon!

 

November collograph printing 2 day workshop

Collograph printmaking workshop for 23rd and 30th November 2016

 

Day one Wednesday 23rd November 10 am – 3/3.30pm

Introduction and workshop tour. Discuss collograph printing process and individual ideas.

MARKMAKING demonstration. Using and manipulating materials such as torn papers, cutting card, tile adhesive mark making, pva mixing with carborundum etc..

Students will select a format in aluminium or card to work on to build an experimental collograph plate using techniques learnt.

LUNCH 12.30-1.15pm

Discuss successful techniques. Proceed to make a chosen composition onto card or aluminium. Shellac all finished work.

Day two Wednesday 30th November 10am-3/3.30pm

PRINTING. Printing demonstration and workshop induction.

Monochrome printing, choose one dark colour or black. (This first print will show you how your textures have worked and what is successful).

LUNCH 12.30-1.15pm

Relief printing (lighter colour or tone over a darker intaglio layer).

You will produce minimum of 4 prints during the day dependant on size. There will be a contribution towards materials (£5 per day). This is because we order in aluminium and have materials expenses, inks etc.. Please bring change on the day for this, thankyou. You will also need an apron and a sketchbook to take notes. Either bring a packed lunch or there are cafes nearby.

Contact Annabel Wilkes 07940503028 or email bella_wilkes@hotmail.com to secure a place. Then; Please send a cheque to Porthmeor Print Workshop (addressed to them) or cash in an envelope through the letterbox at Porthmeor Print Workshop, Back Road West, St Ives TR261NL (please put Annabel’s workshop 23 and 30th November clearly on the front). Total £80.00 (this includes both days).

Hope to see you!

 

Exciting new exhibition coming in October!

20161003_140024-1I am pleased to announce that I am exhibiting some new collograph prints as part of the Press Gang show this October.

Please come along to our private view on the 21st October 6.30-8.30pm at the Penwith Gallery, Back Lane West, St Ives.

This image ‘Fracture’ will be on display amongst a range of collographs created using a wide range of found and unusual materials.

I hope you enjoy the show and do look out for our posters and leaflets around Cornwall! See below.

 

 

final-press-gang-poster

Open Studios 2016

We hope to see you at my open house this May ! I am open on two weekends 28 & 29th May and 4 & 5th June 11-5pm

http://www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk/artist/annabel-wilkes/

There will also be handmade cards, colourful hand made jewellery by the lovely Melanie Uys, cake and lemonade..

There will also be a range of affordable mounted mono prints as well as collographs from only £15.00

 

Easter workshops and Open Access

We are organising an Easter workshop on 7th April 10-4pm at the Porthmeor Print Workshop. We will be preparing collograph plates in the morning with a short break for lunch while they dry, then we will do a few monoprint techniques followed by printing collographs in colour, using intaglio and relief methods. Collograph plates can also be geared towards making hand made cards.

 

Cost ;(we have kept price low so we can have a maximum of 10 people);

£30 non members

£20 members

There will be a contribution towards materials and you will need to buy paper.

If you are interested in securing a place please call Annabel on 07940503028 or email bella_wilkes@hotmail.com

 

Also we are running Open Access evenings every Thursday 6-8.30pm for members and non members.

Cost; £10 members, £15 non members (3 session bookings)

Please email Annabel to secure a space.