It’s taken a while to get time to sit down and get a quick New Year blog written!! I don’t think it’s too late to wish you all a Happy New Year is it? We are still in the first half of the month…. (just!)
2019 was a fabulous year – I started teaching more workshops – hello to you if you joined me on one of them – and took part in more fairs and events than previously – so many highlights too! From being part of the Coventry Open exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery to taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios at ‘The Sheep Dip’, being part of Discover, Gather, Give in Stratford to running workshops in Stratford and Kenilworth – so many adventures! The run up to Christmas was very busy travelling around to different places, and it has been a pleasure to meet so many people through my workshops and at art fairs – meeting both other artists and customers. Thank you all so much for your support! I was also incredibly proud to receive my Gold award on Craft Courses as a recognition of the excellent reviews I have had for my workshops - thank you!
2020 is looking busy already! I’ll be popping a list of workshops below, but I’ve already got workshops fully booked at Bonds in January and February, and then workshops booked in up until May. Plus, I will be starting workshops at a new venue near Stratford too – The Makers’ Space @ Sew Me Something – which is super exciting as they have a brand new workshop set up….. including teaching a full weekend course too! More details below.
There will also be some dates coming soon for The Farthing Gallery in Keilworth.
So far the only other date to pop in the diary is for Warwickshire Open Studios which is taking place from 20th June to the 5th July. This year is also Warwickshire Open Studios’ 20th year!
Thank you again for all your support over 2019, and I hope to see you again at some point this year!
As always, keep an eye on the website for more news... Plus, there will be some new prints and drawings coming soon…..
Workshops @ Bonds Lifestyle:
Learn how to print an edition of single colour linocut prints or greetings cards at this wonderful venue – workshop includes a light lunch and afternoon tea/coffee and cake. A really relaxed day with six people maximum on each workshop.
Saturday 18th January: Single colour linocut – Fully booked
Saturday 15th February: Single colour linocut – Fully booked
Saturday 7th March: Single colour linocut – ONE PLACE REMAINING
Thursday 26th March: Single colour linocut – TWO PLACES REMAINING
Saturday 25th April: Single colour linocut
Saturday 30th May: Single colour linocut
Places can be booked on www.alixalmond.com
NEW VENUE: Workshops @ The Makers’ Space at Sew Me Something: Atherstone on Stour near Stratford
To book please contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details to follow - keep an eye out on my website and I’ll also send it out via a newsletter too!
Saturday 14th March: Two colour reduction linocut workshop
Learn how to make striking linocut images using a reduction process. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience of linocut, you will learn how to make a limited edition multi-coloured and multi-layered image from the same print block. Plus you will be able to take away techniques and methods to be able to create wonderful prints in your own home – no need for a printing press or expensive equipment – including learning the magic of printing with a spoon!
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March: Linocut Weekend Workshop!!!
Yes! A WHOLE weekend!!! Learn how to create a two-block linocut print using layers to bring your prints alive! Suitable for beginners or those with experience of linocut you will learn techniques that you can take away to continue your printing adventures at home. On this two day course you will also learn more about the different tools and how to care for them, as well as investigating different mark making techniques before creating your print.
Thursday 7th May: Two colour reduction linocut workshop
Workshops @ The Farthing Gallery, Kenilworth:
Dates to follow – please check the website!
Here we go...
The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!