The classes are ideal either as an introduction to printmaking or for those who wish to gain more detailed knowledge of a specific technique. Sketchbook and reference materials are welcomed and participants are advised to bring basic drawing equipment. Printmaking materials and standard papers are supplied except for plates and screen coatings. Additional materials and papers are available to buy at reasonable prices.
Composition, texture, tone and colour in printmaking feature in these classes and students benefit by sharing knowledge and ideas in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The classes are run by fully qualified lecturers and practitioners Jude Lockie, Anthony Searle, Geoff Winckles and our Workshop technician Sue Molineux.
10 Sessions running from 22nd April – 1st July (no session on 27th May)
Evening class term fees: £100 per term (10 x 2 hour sessions)
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough. In 1958, Gainsborough’s House Society was formed to purchase the house and establish it as a centre for Thomas Gainsborough. The Museum opened to the public in 1961 and has remained open for over 50 years. The beautiful historic garden at the heart of Gainsborough’s House is maintained by a devoted body of volunteers, who garden exclusively with plants that were available in Gainsborough’s lifetime.
Gainsborough’s House Society , Charity No. 1170048 and Company Limited by Guarantee No. 10413978