Intro to Print with Claire Armitage

Sat, 21st Jan 2023, 10:00am Ocean Studios Performing & Visual Arts

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Learn the techniques of mono-printing in this all day workshop.

Join artist Claire Armitage in an introduction to mono-printing.

Claire Armitage creates textiles and prints to capture a sense of place and invite an immersion into the wild beauty of West Cornwall’s landscape, flora and fauna; with its hidden woodlands, sweeping curves of moorland and coastlines where the Atlantic Ocean meets the skies.

Claire gains a deep sense of place by revisiting the same locations to draw and paint from direct observation, exploring the colours and fauna as they change with the seasons and time of day. Back in her studio Claire creates detailed botanical studies of the plants she has collected. Gradually Claire develops the compositions and colours for her prints and textiles, often layering the minutia of nature within larger landscapes.

Monoprint workshop

The monoprint is a form of printmaking where the image can only be made once, unlike most printmaking which allows for multiple originals.

In this hands on, experimental workshop we will explore monoprint, both with and without the use of a printing press, combining hand drawing, paper stencils and painterly mark-making with imprints from natural forms, mixed media and textiles.

The beauty of mono-printing lies in its spontaneity and its allowance for combinations of printmaking, painting and drawing media.

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –
https://realideas.org/our-spaces/ocean-studios/

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.

Accessibility

Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
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