Drawing and Printing Summer School for 3 days with Charles Shearer RCA

3 day course
12 – 14 August 2024
10am to 4pm

£325 for 3 days including all materials

Drawing and Printing Summer School for 3 days with Charles Shearer RCA

An opportunity to develop ideas directly from observations and drawings of the immediate area around the studios. The landscape in the village of Great Thurlow offers quaint cottages, old stable and farm buildings, the Hall and church, and open fields where a fine herd of horned cattle may be grazing ... lots to inspire you. A full demonstration will be given at every stage.

Course structure
Day 1
• After a brief talk on the print processes you will use spend the morning and early afternoon out drawing and gathering material in the area.  
• Back in the studio mid afternoon, to start building up an early body of work by developing a selection of ideas and drawings through simple stencil & mono-print processes with inked rollers, acetates and cut newsprint.

Day 2
• Using card cutting (collagraph), continue to build on your develop your work using a range of tools, some adapted or adopted specifically for this purpose
• Add the application of textured material that gives this process its unique character.
•  Learn about and use a variety of inks and papers
• Print by hand and use presses

Day 3
• Continue developing and combining ideas and images through the day.
• At the end of the day we will view and discuss work and the processes used.

Pre course information
Please bring a sketchbook/notebook. If you wish to draw on a large scale, please bring a large drawing board. Do bring any reference material you would like such as, books, magazines, photographs, postcards etc. A large range of textured material will be available, but you can bring textured materials such as cloth, embossed wallpaper, feathers, leaves etc to personalise your prints (optional)

Experience level
Suitable for anyone interested in drawing and printmaking wishing to experiment and develop their creative ideas.

Maximum 8 places


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Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due before the first day of each term.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.