Category Archives: Techniques

A New Monotype

I’ve recently started a printmaking course with the Open College of the Arts (OCA). The first part is about making monotypes and this is a painterly one I did this afternoon. It’s based on a photograph I took from the … Continue reading

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“Each student is an individual”

Before retiring six years ago and discovering art, I taught physics and science for nineteen years. We were frequently told about our students being individuals and how our lesson plans should be geared to the different abilities within the classroom … Continue reading

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International Print Exchange 2014

Earlier this week a package arrived which I excitedly unwrapped but was disappointed to find that instead of it being my IPE2014 prints it was only the travel documents for my next holiday. Today though I was able to collect … Continue reading

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Drawing with Julia O.

Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and the start of Julia Ogden’s drawing classes with Enjoy Learning. Today was the first one and off I went with my fine liners, 6B pencil, graphite pencil and pastels. In fact the … Continue reading

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neo:printprize2014

I remember when I used to be a member of the local photographic society after each monthly competition I always said ‘It’s all subjective, isn’t it?’ Invariably my ‘winner’ was in the judge’s pile of rejects and there were many … Continue reading

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Gelatine Printing Workshop At John Rylands Library

Currently the third Free For Arts Festival is taking place in Manchester. I put is a proposal for a gelatine printing session as part of the festival and this took place at the John Rylands Library. While I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Solar Plate Printing

For quite some time I’ve liked solar prints and I’ve recently had a chance to have a go at neo:artists under the guidance of Lisa Moore. Last Tuesday evening we made the plates and yesterday we printed from them. Basically … Continue reading

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