Craft/Art Workshops

Printmaking workshops with Rosemary Watson, please contact the artist directly at info@arosemarywatson.co.uk to book your place.  

Printmaking from the Life Figure with Rosemary Watson on Saturday 14 May from 11am - 5pm in studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. This 5-hour workshop provides an opportunity to explore aspects of the life figure through the techniques of monoprint and drypoint. Monoprinting is a technique which involves elements of uncontrollability and chance resulting in unique handmade prints. Artists Edgar Degas and Tracey Emin used this technique frequently to represent the life figure. Drypoint is a direct method of printmaking. The image is directly drawn into a metal plate with a hard pointed tool creating an incised line together with a raised edge of metal known as a ‘burr’ and resulting in deep velvety blacks when the plate is inked up and printed. The workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Max 4 participants. Cost £40 per person, includes all materials plus approx. £9 for hire of life model.

Drypoint Workshop with Rosemary Watson on Saturday 21 May 2011 from 2pm - 5pm in studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. This 3-hour workshop explores the techniques of drypoint printmaking or provides an opportunity to take further prints from existing drypoint or etched plates. Suitable for beginners and individuals with previous experience. Max 4 participants. Cost £25 includes all materials. Etching Workshop with Rosemary Watson on Saturday 11 June 2011 from 11am - 5pm in studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. this 5-hour workshop exploring the techniques of etching using less toxic and more environmentally-friendly etching and printmaking processes. Hard ground etching is a direct method of printmaking where the image is drawn with a pointed tool into a hard ground applied to the surface of a metal plate. The plate is then immersed in a copper sulphate acid solution which etches into the areas of metal exposed by the drawn marks. Limited editions may be printed from the plates or unique prints made using monoprint inking techniques. Suitable for beginners and individuals with previous experience max 4 participants Cost £35 including all materials

Life Drawing + Painting workshop with Rosemary Watson on Saturday 18 June from 11am - 5pm in studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. This 5-hour workshop provides an opportunity to explore and use pastel and water-based media to draw or paint the life figure. Suitable for beginners and individuals with previous experience. Max 4 participants. Cost £30 plus models fee of approx £15

Jewellery making workshops with jeweller Annette Petch on Saturday 21 May from 10am to 4pm, studio 1 at Manor Oaks Studios. On this course you will design and make a piece of silver jewellery, possibly a ring to fit your finger, a pendant, or a pair of earrings. No previous experience necessary. The maximum group size is 4 people. Techniques covered may include cutting and shaping, annealing, silver soldering, etching, chasing, roller texturing and patination. Cost £75 - this includes a small amount of silver. Bring a packed lunch and footwear suitable for a workshop environment as you will be using heavy and sharp equipment. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Studio 1 at Manor Oaks Studios is situated at Green Estate, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1UL. There is a car park on site as well as good access by public transport. To book your place, contact Annette directly: annette@annettepetchjewellery.co.uk or phone 07952 235985. Early booking is recommended. For more information about Annette and her work go to www.annettepetchjewellery.co.uk

Ceramics Workshops with Brian Holland at Persistence Works. Brian's sessions run every Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 10.3 am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. All aspects of ceramics are covered including hand building, throwing, glazing and glaze formulation, raku firing, working with paper clay. You will be able to learn about making sculptural works, vessels and wall pieces. The course suits beginners as well as the more experienced. Cost per 3-hour session is £15 but you can save a few pounds by booking for 5 sessions for just £62.50 - these sessions don't have to be consecutive so if you miss one, this will not be a problem. Please note: Materials are not included but you can drink as much green tea as you like at no extra cost. Contact Brian directly for further details or to book a place brian.holland100@virgin.net