A fabulous light, well equipped, purpose built studio space set in a beautiful gravel garden in East Molesey. An oasis of calm and inspiration to 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.

the ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting 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 to develop and inform your current art practice or as a starting point for complete beginners. mono printing is a great way to produce many prints easily and there are lots of 'tricks of the trade' to learn. 

 

in the workshop you will learn how to

  • prime a plate

  • trace monoprint

  • use cut and torn stencils

  • additive and subtractive methods

  • add colour with chine collé

  • layer prints for more depth

  • add text

by the end of the workshop you will be confident to continue making your own mono prints. further ongoing open workshop days provide one-to-one tuition, use of the space and specialist equipment.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops run from 10.30 - 1pm, including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.30 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials.   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements

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.

this workshop will show you how to:

  • use cut and torn stencils
  • print a second ghost print
  • use ordinary household emulsion paint or acrylic 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 be confident to continue making your own mono prints at home and take with you a recipe to make your own plate. further ongoing open workshop days provide one-to-one tuition, use of the space and specialist equipment.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people  

workshops run from 10.30 - 1pm, including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials.  cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.30 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials.   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements

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 using your own designs or be inspired by many still lives and ideas in armi's studio. You can get great results 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

further ongoing open workshop days or a short course will show how to register your print for multi-colour printing and reduction print process. further ongoing open workshop days provide one-to-one tuition, use of the space and specialist equipment.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops run from 10.30 - 1pm, including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials   cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.30 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements

Intaglio printing has exciting results obtained from easy to prepare plates with no chemicals. Marks are made onto a special drypoint card or a drypoint plastic plate 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 so you learn and 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 run from 10.30 - 1pm, including tea/coffee plus all materials   cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.30 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements

following on from any of the no5workshops courses and using your own artwork to be included in an artist’s book which will be made and bound by you. many inspiring examples of handmade artists’ books will fuel your creativity as you are shown a variety of binding techniques.

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this is a good second or third course to try at no5workshops to present your print, paper or textile work. it could form part of building your portfolio for college or university entry.

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops run from 10.30 - 1pm, including tea/coffee and cake plus all materials   cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.00 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements

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 this 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
  • produce 3d paper
  • incorporate found objects
  • use found text
  • layer different colour pulps

by the end of the workshop you will be confident to continue making your own paper 

all workshops min 4, max 8 people 

workshops run from 10.30 - 1pm, including  tea/coffee and cake plus all materials   cost £38pp

short courses  between 2 - 6 sessions, from 10.30 - 1pm this includes tea/coffee/cake plus all materials   cost £30pp per session

special event days - prices on request according to preference and/or special requirements