we offer, skill taster workshops, short courses, ongoing open workshops
mono printing is exactly what it says, one off prints that produce, exciting, sometimes unexpected results. This is a fantastic course to do as an introduction to printing. mono printing is a great way to produce lots of work quickly and there are lots of 'tricks of the trade' to learn.
drypoint etching and collagraph prints are forms of intaglio print making, we will combine the two to produce prints with added colour on the etching press. guidance throughout this complex process, suitable for beginners and artists alike.
an exciting, relatively new process from the USA, gelatine printing is a mono printing process producing fabulous consistent prints from a minimal amount of paint. use your own designs or be inspired by the many examples and ideas you will be shown.
sketchbook building and stitching
following on from any of the no5workshops courses using your own artwork to include in an artist’s book made and bound by you. many inspiring examples of handmade artists’ books will fuel your creativity.
lino is an accessible, gratifying form of printing; you will use a variety of tools to carve into a plate of linoleum. learn to lino print developing your own designs or be inspired by many still lifes and ideas at the studio. You can get great results with limited expertise.
a fun and exciting process; explore making your own mixed media paper samples to use in your projects, or as beautiful pieces of art in their own right. you will be guided through this process to utilise and recycle waste papers, layering small objects colours and fibres into the paper.
A fabulous light, well equipped, purpose built studio space set in a beautiful courtyard garden in East Molesey. An oasis of calm and inspiration where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. You’ll work in a friendly informative and fun space to learn new skills;
get into or back into a creative experience.
taster workshops are a fantastic opportunity to get the taste of a process, this short bite will galvanise you to investigate the technique in greater depth.
short courses offer friendly, supportive classes directed towards your creative personal development of a process e.g lino printing
open workshops provide the space, specialist equipment, materials and one-to-one tutoring to further develop your work following on from a short course on an ongoing basis.
special event workshops are tailored to your preference and make the most of our beautiful house and garden providing lunch, tea/coffee and cake or early evening apéro drinks before heading to one of the many fantastic Bridge Road eateries.
delicious food to keep you focused or to help celebrate the day
if you choose an option that includes food as part of the day you will not be disappointed. armi enjoys cooking and preparing food as a creative endeavour! her food is beautiful as well as tasty and special dietry requirements can be catered for. she once rose to the challenge of gluten free, vegetarian and egg free all in one meal! special event food can be discussed and arranged.
armi maddison is a knowledgable and experienced art educator with over 25 years experience in the post 16 sector, including A level, Btec, Access, Foundation and degree teaching. armi's approach is to allow students to discover how they enjoy working, facilitating an explorative development process. she creates a friendly, supportive environment whilst challenging students to achieve their full potential. this is a impressive recipe to bring out the very best in you and allow you to create exciting new work.
armi is a practising artist, she has been producing her own work since she studied sculpture at kingston university a while back... she specialises in mixed media processes and has shown and sold in many exhibitions and open studios. she is also a brilliant cook, gardener, wife and mum.