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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.

To book workshops click here

For group bookings or alternative dates please contact us.

An introduction to Japanese Bookbinding

DATES TBC FOR 2020

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.

An introduction to Traditional Bookbinding

DATES TBC FOR 2020

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.

An introduction to Letterpress Printing

DATES TBC FOR 2020

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.

Children’s Riso Workshop & Beach Clean

29/09/2019

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.

Children's Workshops: We would like to point out that no photos will be taken at 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 only and do not include others.

£7 per child (age 3-16)

Max. 4 children per session

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

DATES COMING SOON

Kids Lego Printing Workshop

Sunday 15th September 2019 – 10:30-11:15am

£3.50 per child

The workshop is suitable for age 3+

This workshop is with Marie. Booking is essential.

In this workshop we will be having fun learning to print with Lego.

Darren started printing with our youngest (then nearly 2 year old) sons Duplo whilst experimenting with print in 2016-17 for his MA in Graphic Design. Now we are using Lego too! The inky Duplo and Lego in our studio is one of the first things kids point out when coming in with their parents.

Using Lego, ink, brayers and our nipping press you'll create your own designs and print them as many times as you like and take your creations home. Experimenting with different colours, overlays and different textures as well as making stamps from lego too. 

We provide all materials. The ink we use for this workshop is washable however please wear suitable clothing as it may stain fabrics, we will provide aprons but advise to roll up sleeves. We do have a sink so everyone can wash their hands after!

These run in small groups of up to 4 children. Space is limited however you must accompany your child at all times.

An introduction to Risograph Printing

09/11/2019

£30 (Introductory Price)

The workshop is suitable for adults 18+. For childrens workshops please see our workshops page.

This workshop is with Darren. Booking is essential.

Max. 4 per session

This session is an introduction to Risograph printing and preparation of imagery for colour from black and white and greyscale. We will be experimenting with shape, line, form and texture in an analogue way working with colour and overlays to create a custom A3 print. Do not bring laptops or digital files but feel free to bring anything you may want to mark make with.

We provide all materials. The ink we use for this workshop is soy based, please wear suitable clothing as it may stain fabrics.

MORE DATES COMING SOON

An introduction to Foiling

DATES TBC FOR 2020

An introduction to foiling using laser transfer foil.

£30 10-12

All materials included. Groups between 4-6 people.

An introduction to Adobe InDesign

DATES COMING FOR 2020

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

An introduction to Adobe Illustrator

DATES COMING FOR 2020

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

An introduction to Adobe Photoshop

DATES COMING FOR 2020

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

Festive Letterpress Workshop

01/12/2019

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.

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