Adult Workshop | Printmaking in the Sussex landscape
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This workshop will begin at Chichester Canal and finish in Pallant House Gallery studio.
Join artist Richenda Court for a day of landscape inspired art with a trip to Chichester canal and Sussex Landscape before creating your own linocuts.
In this workshop artists of all levels are invited to spend a morning in the landscape working ‘en plein air’ (outside) to sketch, draw and gather information before returning to Pallant House Gallery.
You will meet at Hunston Bridge, where Turner painted his famous Chichester Canal (currently on display in Sussex Landscape) and do some observational drawings of the landscape. Richenda will then walk the group to the Gallery and you will have some time for lunch (please bring a packed lunch).
In the afternoon, you will visit the Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water exhibition with Richenda and examine key works before making your way to our Studio to make a linocut inspired by the morning’s work.
You will learn how to use linocut tools, cut lino, print the linocut using oil based inks and how to work on a printing press. Richenda will be with you every step of the way and help you make the work you want to create.
The workshop begins at Hunston Bridge car park (Hunston, Chichester, P020 1AE). Richenda will meet you there and walk you to the Gallery afterwards. If you choose to drive, you can leave your car in the car park or drive into central Chichester and make your own way to the Gallery.
Richenda will be bringing vinyl alternatives to lino for those with mobility needs or arthritis to more easily use the tools. It is a softer more accessible material.
If the weather is bad, participants will meet at the gallery in the morning and will be encouraged to bring photographs or drawings that they have previously made to inform their work. We will decide this within enough time for those to prepare, and will send out an email in advance.
Hunston Bridge, Hunston, Chichester, P020 1AE
There is a car park.
Bus stop Hunston, The Spotted Cow is just down the road and is served by Stagecoach bus 51
Approximately 1.8 miles from Hunston to Pallant House Gallery
30 to 40 minutes at a moderate pace
The walk is flat and paved for most of the route
What to bring?
Comfortable shoes for walking, warm and waterproof clothing, a packed lunch and a mobile phone or camera to document the landscape. All art materials will be provided.
Artist bio - Richenda Court
Richenda is a full time printmaker. Her prints are inspired by fluid detailed line drawings; progressing subconscious idea’s not knowing where they may lead. This process is the foundation of her practice.
Over the past six years many large-scale prints have been created. Working larger and more ambitiously allows Richenda more time to pause and reflect on the image. In the most recent prints etching and linocut are brought together in one print which has been both technically and physically challenging to master.
In 2021 Richenda was made an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers based at Bankside Gallery, London and this summer elected to the Council. Her work can be found in the Ashmolean Museum, the V&A Museum and the British Library. Richenda has exhibited extensively in the UK including Bankside Gallery, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries.
Richenda has taught printmaking for over twenty years and is a Printmaking Lecturer at Morley College, London.