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Workshops


All workshops take place in our studio by the sea, Studio 8, The Hotwalls Studios, Old Portsmouth.

Both Marie and Darren are graphic designers specialising in print and have been working in the industry since 2007. Marie is also a university lecturer in Graphic Design and an award winning graphic designer. Darren is a print technician and fellow university lecturer both teaching in Art and Design as well as Architecture & Interior Design as well as a graphic designer and illustrator.

We are hold several professional memberships (People of Print, British Printing Society, Oxford Printers Guild) and are qualified Adobe Certified Associates and Adobe Certified Expert Design Specialists.

We will be adding dates and will share on social media on the TBC workshops.

Prices shown are introductory prices.

For group bookings or alternative dates please contact us.

An introduction to Japanese Bookbinding

This workshop is an introduction to Japanese bookbinding. We will be creating some small books you can take home.

£60 10-3

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people. One hour break for lunch, you can bring a packed lunch, eat in the studio, on the beach or there is the wonderful Canteen a few doors down.

Awls, bone folders, cutting mats, bookbinding needles and thread will be able to buy after the workshop if you would like to continue at home.

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An introduction to Traditional Bookbinding

This workshop is an introduction to traditional bookbinding – More to follow soon

£60 10-3

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people. One hour break for lunch, you can bring a packed lunch, eat in the studio, on the beach or there is the wonderful Canteen a few doors down.

You will be able to buy a bookbinding kit after the workshop if you would like to continue at home.

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An introduction to Letterpress Printing

An introduction to letterpress using our 5x8 Adana press and mini proofing press learning how to set type, set and lock up a chase with printing blocks and furniture as well as learning the basics you’ll leave with your own letterpress cards complete with envelopes to match your chosen ink colour too. A lovely little workshop to introduce you to the world of traditional print and letterpress.

£60 10-3

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people. One hour break for lunch, you can bring a packed lunch, eat in the studio, on the beach or there is the wonderful Canteen a few doors down.

DATES COMING SOON

Children’s Riso Workshop & Beach Clean

In this workshop we focus on our love for our planet, beaches and sea creatures. We start the session in our studio with a brief introduction. We then go a few steps to the beach behind our studio were we explore the beach, drawing and collecting our favourite things while the grown ups help supervise and do a mini beach clean with biodegradable bags and litter pickers (provided). We can then finish drawing our favourite things about the beach, fish, shells, boats, sunshine and use card to cut out nautical shapes and stick them together to make a very limited special A3 two colour (soy ink) Riso print for you to take home. Additional prints can be made at the time too for that special gift for grandparents and family members. All materials included. Over 3s (babe in arms welcome, we are also breastfeeding friendly... YES MUMMA), all children must be supervised at all times. Beach visit is weather and tide permitting. If you wish to participate in the mini beach clean please bring your own gloves, bags and pickers will be provided.

We have two young children of our own and would like to point out that no photos will be taken of the workshop without express permission of the parents/guardians. No photos/video are to be taken and/or shared on social media platforms unless they are of your own child and do not include other people.

£7 per child (age 3-16)

Sunday 10-11:30am (Dates TBC)

Max. 6 children per session

All materials included and you can take all of your creations home!

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An introduction to Risograph Printing

An introduction to Risograph. Experimenting with colour and overlays and creating an A3 print.

£30 10-12

All materials included. Minimum 4, maximum 6 people.

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An introduction to Foiling

An introduction to foiling using laser transfer foil.

£30 10-12

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people.

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An introduction to Adobe InDesign

An introduction to Adobe InDesign

£35 10-12

Groups between 4-6 people

You will need to bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Suite Installed

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An introduction to Adobe Illustrator

An introduction to Adobe Illustrator

£35 10-12

Groups between 4-6 people

You will need to bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Suite Installed

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An introduction to Adobe Photoshop

An introduction to Adobe Photoshop

£35 10-12

Groups between 4-6 people

You will need to bring a laptop with Adobe Creative Suite Installed

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Festive Letterpress Workshop

An introduction to letterpress using our 5x8 Adana press and mini proofing press learning how to set type, set and lock up a chase with festive themed printing blocks and furniture as well as learning the basics you’ll leave with your own letterpress cards complete with envelopes to match your chosen ink colour too. A lovely little workshop to introduce you to the world of traditional print and letterpress in our studio by the sea in Studio 8, Hotwalls, Old Portsmouth. We will also have tea, coffee and biscuits. Maximum of 6 people per session. Over 18s, for young adult and children’s workshops see our workshops page. For group bookings or alternative dates please contact us.

£60 10-3

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people. One hour break for lunch, you can bring a packed lunch, eat in the studio, on the beach or there is the wonderful Canteen a few doors down.

DATES COMING SOON

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