Studio

Workshops

Working freelance, workshops are also taught in schools, colleges, and galleries working with various organisations including the Arts Council of England.
The workshops offer an insight into printmaking techniques and a life of the artist. Where possible, trips are made to London galleries to view first hand the influence of printmaking.

Workshops are available to suit all ages and capabilities.
Previous workshops have covered mono-printing, etching, collographs and lino printing and woodcut, working in various institutions. Richenda has worked with primary, secondary school children, adults with disabilities and young offenders.

All professional printmaking equipment is brought into the classroom / gallery including a portable press, etching inks, rollers and paper.

In advance of the workshop Richenda will discuss the proposed lesson plan and where necessary present back up notes for participants and staff.

Autumn Printmaking Courses 2014

Working in very small numbers in her garden studio, artist and printmaker Richenda Court will share her broad knowledge of printmaking in tailored courses. Each course aims to bring out the very best in all artists, whether total beginners or those with more experience who want to re-learn the basics and or take their own work to a whole new dimension.

Introduction to Lino Course

Saturday 6th September 10-1pm Cost £25
Suitable for beginners or those wishing to refresh their understanding of lino cut. This morning session will look at what can be achieved in lino, giving a step by step guide on how to work with tools, mix inks and produce a single colour lino print A5 in size.
All materials provided, no experience needed. Please book early.

Two Colour Linocut course

Course Duration: 2 weeks Friday 10-1pm 12 and 19th September Cost: £65
Lino / two colour lino and chine colle for beginners / Intermediate.
Working on an A5 size lino block Richenda will take you through the steps of how to produce a two colour linocut print using a registration board. The image will be printed in a number of ways using subtle and bold inks exploring the use of colour on the image. The course will also look at the effective use of chine colle (the application of coloured Japanese tissue before printing).
All materials are provided.

Reduction Lino Course

Course Duration: 3 weeks Friday 10-1pm 3,10,17th October Cost: £85
Beginners / Intermediate.
Reduction lino is a process whereby the lino is repeatedly cut away and printed layer after layer. The process was originally explored in length by Picasso in still life and the figure to great effect. It is a highly creative method with ‘no going back’ allowing the artist the opportunity to explore the effect of a range of colours on one image A5 in size.
All materials are provided.

Drypoint Etching

Course Duration: 2 weeks Saturday 10-1pm 22nd, 29th November Cost: £60
Beginners / Intermediate.
Etching is one of the oldest forms of printmaking. Working directly onto different materials from card to aluminium this course will experiment with how to make the most of mark making, inking up and effective wiping. The aim of the course is to produce original etchings rich in line and tone.
All materials are provided, no experience needed. Please wear old clothes.

How to book a course:

To book a course please contact Richenda Court :
Tel: 07799 107108
Email: art@richendacourt.co.uk

All courses will take place at the artist&0x39s studio in Esher

Past Workshops

Jan 2013 - July 2014 Ochre Print Studio, Guildford: Director of Events and Relief Printmaking.
Teaching adult printmaking courses in linocut, woodcut and goetz technique throughout the year. Organising all exhibitions and specialist Artists talks.
November 2013 Guildford High School, teaching GCSE students
May 2013 Kings International College for Business and the Arts: Printmaking Workshop. Working with ‘A’ level students.
February 2013 Milbourne Lodge School Workshop: Year 8 students.
September 2012 St Catherine’s School, Bramley. Artist in Residence working with A level students.
May- July 2012 Four day workshop in partnership with Iron artist Jono Rettalic. Working with children and carers/ parents at Painshill Park, Cobham.
July 2012 Medicine Garden, Cobham.
A two day printmaking workshop open to the public inspired by the surrounding gardens. The workshop is part of a celebratory Arts Festival.
May - July 2012 Painshill Park, Cobham.
Four day workshop working with two local schools at Painshill Park Cobham. Working alongside one other artist, Jono Rettalick, young disabled students with their carers and young pupils with parents.
June 2012 Hinchley Wood Secondary School.
As part of Dance Signatures, an artist residency, GCSE and A level students were invited to attend a workshop at St Georges Church, draw a dancer and make prints from the drawings. A follow up day was spent in the school developing the work to make reduction linocuts and monoprints
March - April 2012 Dance Signatures: St Georges, Esher:
A two month residency working with contemporary dancers exploring the relationship between dance and art. The residency included two full day adult workshops drawing dancers in the morning and creating prints in the afternoon. The residency had an opening and closing exhibition and was open to the public for two months.

Past Workshops in Schools and Colleges

2011,2009,2007Esher Church Primary School, Esher
2011, 2010The Beacon Secondary School, Banstead, Surrey.
2011, 2010Thames Ditton Junior School, Thames Ditton
2009, 2008Christchurch School, Primary School, Surbiton
2010Spelthorne Infant and Nursey School
2010Polesdon Lacey Infant School, Bookham
2010Ash Manor Secondary School , Farnham
2010St Matthews Infant School, Downside, Cobham
2007Preston Manor School, Wembley
2006Esher College, Weston Green Road, Thames Ditton.

Specialist Schools

2012Walton Leigh, Walton
2010 Philip Southcote School, Addlestone
2010Orchard Lodge Resource Centre, Anerley

Galleries

2009The Lightbox, Woking
2006The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton

Residencies

2012St Georges Church, Esher
2010Heath End Secondary School, Farnham
2008 Colebrook Day Centre, Redhill
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