Monday, 12 October 2009

Screen Printing and safe Ceramic Decals

Water-based Screen Printing and safe Ceramic Decal
course in the beautiful town of Ceret, France.
13th-15th February 2010

Water-based screen printing has become an increasingly popular medium within education and home printmaking. You can now explore the possibilities of printing on paper, fabrics or even ceramics and enamels in a safe environment. Using affordable, portable equipment sensitive hand rendered and photographic images can be achieved. Some computer generated imagery will also be produced using Photoshop®. Time will also be spent exploring water colour mono printing. All of this and much more is covered in Dave’s new book published by Daler-Rowney.
Dave Fortune manages the screen printing department at the University of the West of England, School of Creative Arts, Bristol. He regularly organises and runs workshops, seminars and summer schools in the UK and internationally. The Ceret workshop will suit lecturers, teachers and home printmakers, including the ceramic and enamel printmaking fraternity. This course will also be of great help to those who wish to set up and organise their own screen printing area using a completely water-based system. The revised edition of Dave Fortunes book, ‘The Art Teachers guide to Water Based Screen Printing’ is now on sale:

La Poule Bottee Print Studio, Languedoc Rousillon, Ceret, France. La Poule Bottee (Chicken in Boots) was set up in 2008 by Jane Henriques, formerly a student of Dave Fortune, with his help. It is Jane’s personal studio, where she continues her own artistic life and is also well equipped to teach and provide facilities for other artists in the area. Since Ceret is a favourite spot for art-lovers, courses are now being organised for students from abroad who wish to combine an enjoyable art experience with a holiday in the Pyrenees. Lists of affordable bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation are available as are details of different ways to reach Ceret. We will be happy to put people in touch with one another if they wish to share a rented car.

Ceret is a lovely little town on the French side of the Pyrenees, 18 miles from the Med and minutes from Spain with cafes and art shops, shady trees and a lot of character, based around narrow streets between the small open squares with parts of the old town walls still standing. The most surprising aspect of the town is the fine 'Museum of Modern Art' with works by Picasso, Chagall, Dufy and Dali. In fact both Matisse and Picasso lived in the town, giving rise to its claim to artistic fame.

Cost for the course, including a light lunch each day: £295.00.
Accomodation not included.
For more information or to book a place contact:

Dave Fortune:
Jane Henriques: