Three session course
Van Gogh was really influenced by printmaking, though he made few prints himself. What would he have done if he had? On this course you will look at paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, thinking about subject matter, mark making, colour and at some of the things he looked at as the starting point to making your own prints. Looking at other artists work was essential to Van Gogh- he worked alongside artists such as Gaugin- it is one of the ways in which we learn to be artists. This course will encourage you to think in the same way and use your influences as a starting point to making prints. Just round the corner from the just restored and recently opened Van Gogh House- we are ideally situated to explore our inner Van Gogh, and you can look at where he lived and the local Van Gogh Walk community garden for inspiration, plus our own outside space, where you will find plenty to draw.
The first two evenings will use drypoint, and on the third evening you will explore colour in Monotype.
All materials included.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Slaughterhaus Print Studio
Slaughterhaus Print Studio is a professional, friendly printing studio (despite the name!). They love all things print, and will surprise you with what is possible in this fantastic medium. Led by studio founder Michelle Avison, a great team of practising artist tutors share their skills in techniques such as linocut, etching and stone lithography, and a lot more besides- classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced printmakers looking to refresh and add to their skills. Class numbers are small, and the teaching is supportive and personalised - the team will challenge and help you experiment and find your creative mojo.
Please find instructions below on how to find us- it can be quite difficult the first time! We are at the southern end of Hackford Road, which runs parallel to/ between Clapham Road and Brixton Road. If you see a sign for the Type Archive, follow that- it is close by. At the end of Hackford Road, look for a sign for Alphabet Mews. With the Food Show (catering business) directly in front of you, walk to the left along Alphabet Mews, which has small flats along the right- hand side. Keep going through a gate at the end towards Vincent’s Yard, and other businesses are signposted including Eurolabel Printers. Walk round into the yard and we are on the right-hand side – there is a sign on the door. Buses on Brixton Road 133, 159, 59, 3 Get off at Groveway stop. Walk to crossing, cross road, walk down Hillyard Street on the left. At the junction with Hillyard Street and Hackford Road turn left and walk towards Food Show (see above). Buses on Clapham Rd 155 Get off near Durand Gardens,
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.