creativity is contagious pass it on

Albert Einstein

I’ll pass on and share with you my skills and knowledge of the many processes built over my years of teaching young people and adults. You’ll be working in a friendly informative and fun space; get into or back into a creative experience.

 

workshops are a great opportunity to gain experience of a process; learn through making, with comprehensive one to one tuition and demonstrations to show you how. you’ll take home knowledge and the motivation to continue on your own plus some lovely work!

workshops 2.5 hours include all materials + cake and tea/coffee cost £40 see upcoming workshops for dates and to book.

multiple workshops discount 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100.

choose your own date & time group discounts available, minimum 4 people, maximum 10

special event workshops are tailored to your preference, whether to celebrate a special event or as a team building exercise. these workshops make the most of our beautiful house and garden providing lunch or tea/coffee and cake or early evening apéro drinks before heading to one of the many fantastic nearby Bridge Road eateries. make contact to arrange.

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students teachers designers and for those wanting to experience something new

the ‘low-tech’ nature of mono-printing makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. combined with  collage elements this is an exciting and experimental workshop designed to develop and inform your current art practice or as a starting point for complete beginners.  

in the workshop you will learn how to

  • prime a plate

  • trace monoprint

  • use cut and torn stencils

  • create texture, pattern and tone

  • add colour with chine collé

  • layer prints for more depth

  • add text

by the end of the workshop you will be informed and confident to continue making your own mono prints at home

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops 2.5 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £40

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100pp

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students teachers designers and for those wanting to experience something new

an exciting, relatively new process originated in the USA, gelatine printing is a mono-printing process without a press producing fabulous colourful and layered prints, which include pattern and texture. bring your own design ideas or be inspired by the many examples and ideas you will be shown.

this workshop will show you how to:

  • use cut and torn stencils

  • print a second ghost print

  • use ordinary household emulsion or acrylic paint to produce prints

  • add stamps or blocks to your print

  • print directly from your own quick painting

  • introduce texture and pattern into your print

  • print onto paper and fabric

 

by the end of the workshop you will feel confident to continue making your own mono-prints at home and take with you a recipe to make your own plate.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops 2.5 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £40

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students teachers designers and for those wanting to experience something new

lino prints are rich in repetitive and rhythmic marks to describe form and tone within a design, you will be able to produce print easily at home as no press is required. you will use a variety of tools to carve into a plate and learn how to add collage elements. learn to lino print using your own designs or be inspired by many still lives and ideas in armi's studio. great results van be achieved with limited expertise

this workshop will show you how to:

  • how to select suitable images and reference materials

  • transfer your design onto the lino

  • use cutting tools safely

  • cut a variety of marks and textures

  • ink up correctly

  • hand print from your lino

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops 2.5 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £40

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100p

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students teachers designers and for those wanting to experience something new

drypoint etching has exciting results obtained from easy to prepare plates with no chemicals. marks are made onto special drypoint card or drypoint rhenalon with a variety of tools which create a wide range of line, texture and tone within the resulting printed image. comprehensive examples, possibilities and demonstrations will guide you through the process from start to finish and you will gain confidence in this fascinating art form. you will be shown how to make your own printing plate and how to use the etching press, how to add colour and collage elements to your print. several finished prints and your plate will be yours to take home. 

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops 2.5 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £40

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students teachers designers and for those wanting to experience something new

the foiling workshop is a great party, special occasion or team building workshop to add that bit of extra shine to your day! come with your own ideas for foiled motifs to heat press onto your clothing/notebooks/bags/aprons etc or be inspired when you get here by many examples and ideas. this workshop can accommodate up to 10 people. simple when shown how to create foily shiny pieces to remember the day…

this workshop will show you how to:

  • how to select suitable images

  • easily cut your own stencils

  • use leaves and flowers to mask

  • screen print with special adhesive

  • use textures to create pattern

  • use the heat press safely

all workshops min 4, max 10 people 

workshops 2.5 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £45 (£5 material supplement)

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100p

all levels welcome; workshops suitable for students, teachers, designers and for those wanting to experience something new

a fun and exciting process; explore making your own mixed media paper samples to use in your own projects, or as beautiful pieces of art in their own right. you will be guided through the process to utilise and recycle waste papers, layering small objects colours and fibres into the paper.

recycling waste paper, you will be shown how to:

  • make paper

  • incorporate found objects

  • use found text

  • layer different colour pulps

  • integrate embossed textures

by the end of the workshop you will take home the knowledge to continue making your own paper.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops 3 hours including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £40

choose your own date & time group discounts available

book multiple workshops 2 workshops £75, 3 workshops £100pp

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.

 
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armi maddison is a knowledgable and experienced art educator with over 25 years in the post 16 sector, including A level, BTec, Access, Foundation and degree teaching. armi's approach is to facilitate an explorative and experimental learning environment. you will gain from her extensive knowledge in a variety of print processes and get excited by what can be achieved. armi creates a welcoming friendly and supportive environment, whilst encouraging participants to achieve their full potential. always brimming with ideas many examples to show, you will receive lots of one to one help ensuring success and a sense of achievement.

armi is a practising artist and 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.