This handprinted monoprint method borrows techniques from the Japanese tradition to apply water-based inks to a woodblock and make unique prints.Continue reading
Kitchen Lithography is a planographic printing technique (printing from a flat surface) based on the principle of water and oil repelling each other. French artist Émilie Aizier invented the process in 2011, adapting conventional lithography to the contemporary home setting using household materials, and a simple method (no graining or specialist chemicals). It’s an experimental technique – the best results come from practicing and enjoying the process.Continue reading
FREE TABLE-TOP PRINT PROJECTS
All projects are written by the Rabley Drawing Centre tutors. They are free for anyone to use and we have included useful supplier links. Find our Table-Top Print Projects at: rabley.wordpress.com
image above from our Katherine Jones ‘Gelli’ print project.
Card printing is a simple inexpensive method of printmaking that can be used alone to make simple designs/images or combined with other printmaking or painting processes. The basic nature of this printmaking process allows it to be easily adapted and developed to create a range of results. It can be used as a bridge between drawing and printmaking.Continue reading
Plaster bandage or ‘modrock’ will take print into the surface of the plaster from an inked intaglio, drypoint or monotype plate using oil based inks. This is a great method for printing a plate without a press.Continue reading
In the spirit of keeping connected, happy and making the team at RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE Amy Jane Blackhall, Nik Pollard and Meryl Ainslie have put together a plan!
We have devised 6 Tabletop Print Projects for our regular Rabley Printmakers and we thought it would be welcomed to make these live and free to everyone! – so follow this blog and our instagram #rableydrawingcentre to keep posted and connected!
There will be a new project each Monday for the next six weeks. We hope that you will enjoy them, they are just for fun and to introduce a few new ideas to keep your practice fresh and lively! We have had fantastic support from Sara Lee, Katherine Jones and Sadie Tierney, who are all going to make contributions over the coming weeks.
Each workshop will include an introduction, materials, demonstration videos, suppliers links. Printmakers will already have many items in the studio or kitchen!
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Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre in conversation with Lucy Farley, their new artist in residence 2020. Lucy will be working at Rabley Drawing Centre during four visits throughout the year.
Lucy Farley is a painter and printmaker, she researches the stories that underpin a place and inspire her work. She has a Danish mother and English father. She recalls the dark and spooky Nordic tales her Grandmother told her as a child. And here her story starts…
“I didn’t know about the Savernake Forest before I came here. There was a random connection from an Australian friend who told me about the stories and legends of the Forest. So I started to draw from these ideas about the ‘headless horse woman’ of the forest. I made lithographs at London Print Studio, printed onto Japanese paper and working with a horse shape. These are some of the collaged elements I have been using in the print studio at Rabley.
There is an eye in the oak in the forest called the king of limbs’ – this motif has also inhabited the images this week. Back in my London studio I will be editing and making more research and reading and readying for my next exciting visit.
Being in the Rabley studio there is a connection to landscape. I can see the edge of the Savernake Forest out of the window. It’s a stark contrast to my London Studio and a breathing space, calming and vast. It is so quiet – I can mull the questions without interruption.” LF Feb 2020
Lucy making the most of the space and studios at Rabley – she will also being inspiring others along the way…..
She will be returning throughout the year – follow our blog or instagram @rableydrawingcentre
Works in progress include a series of collages
Video of Lucy printing her first proofs coming soon!
Artists Helen Barff and Katherine Jones are working together to create a collaborative piece for the upcoming show at Rabley ‘The Faraway Nearby’ that opens in March. The exhibition takes inspiration from Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘The Faraway Nearby’ and explores intimate distance, memory and the stories that connect us. Watch this space!
View our London Art Fair listing
Eileen Cooper RA
Peter Randall Page RA
Rebecca Salter RA
More Information on ARTSY https://www.artsy.net/show/rabley-contemporary-rabley-contemporary-at-london-art-fair-2020
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