Sam Groom is an artist and printmaker based in Hillsborough. Working from her home studio, Sam creates bold and colourful woodcut, linocut, stamp & screen prints, hand-printing her work onto paper, fabric and wood to make framed prints, free standing & wall hanging artwork and home-wares such as lampshades. You can find her work in various shops in Sheffield, including The Sheffield Makers Shop and here in Hillsborough at Cupola, Annie Jude’s and The Green Shop.
Have a go at printing with Sam, and develop skills in drawing, mark making, mono printing, using paint and stencils, engraving, design, and stamp printing. Every session will be different – come along to one or two, or book for all four! Anything you make can be taken home with you after the session.
Sessions take place on Thursdays 12:30 – 2pm in the Bradbury Makers’ Shed in Hillsborough Park. £12 per session or £40 to come to all four! Book here: www.gatheringground.uk/events
Session 1: Mono printing using drawing and mark making techniques
This printing technique is a great way to get started with printmaking. The process encourages you to be more relaxed and freer in your drawing and you will produce results that are both unexpected and inspiring at the same time.
Session 2: Mono printing using paint and stencil techniques
Produce exciting and surprising one-off prints that can be framed as artworks in their own right, but also can lead to further ideas for future art work.
Session 3: Simple engraving using press print
Learn this simple but very effective technique for producing an edition of engraved prints from a drawing or tracing.
Session 4: Create your own simple stamp printing to produce a simple repeat design
This fun printing technique can be used to print repeat designs onto paper, fabrics, even walls and furniture! No drawing skills are needed as even the simplest designs look great!