Jane Stobart and Mustafa Sidki

Experimental Printmaking

Unfortunately, Jane and Mustafa's classes have had to move to a different venue. These classes will now take place at Harlow Museum. For more information see the text below, which includes links to further websites, social media and contact details. 

This course will offer a mixture of relief printmaking processes, including linocut, textural prints created from cardboard, woodcut prints in addition to the intaglio process, drypoint. Various methods of inking will be explored, such as colour blends, monoprint inking and the unique effects that opaque and transparent inks can create, on a variety of beautiful Japanese and Nepalese hand-made papers. Techniques such as Chine collé (the addition of pre-coloured papers) and print collages can make a simple image dynamic and exciting. ‘Reduction’ relief linocuts will be explained, along with various methods of registration.

The course will include printing with a press and also cover the Japanese method of press-less printing, using a baren (a disk-like hand tool used in Japanese woodblock printing); and printing under foot.

Themes for the work will be available to you, but if you have ideas, drawings or sketchbook work that you would like to develop into prints, do bring them along to the course. There is the potential here to create a body of unique prints. Framing and mounting will be discussed and printmaking ‘open show’ opportunities flagged up and encouraged.

This course is open to all levels of experience including beginners and will suit anyone who is wishing to experiment with printmaking and would like to discover the many possibilities attainable.


Jane Stobart RE

Jane is an experienced printmaker, author and tutor with work in some major collections, that include the British Museum, the Smithsonian Institute and the Royal Collection.

Mustafa Sidki MA

Mus is also an experienced printmaker who has exhibited his work in several international print exhibitions, in the UK, USA and New Zealand.

Course details: Three terms - 12 sessions per term.
Fees: £192 per 6 sessions (one day each week)
THURSDAY 10.00am – 12.00noon, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Course includes tuition; tutorials; most materials.

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