Team Building and Creative Days

We enjoy hosting bespoke sessions for groups of work colleagues planning a fun and creative day out of the office, please get in touch if you’d like to arrange a day with us. Or maybe you’re planning a celebration with friends or family and fancy doing something different for a party. We can create activities specially for your requirements – try us out with a theme and we’ll suggest a printmaking take on it. Here are a few options for activities of about two hours long to give you an idea of what we can offer.

Screen Printed Slogan T-shirts

Use vinyl stickers in combination with patterned screens to build up layered imagery that puts a message across in words and images. It could be a slogan, political protest, or any other kind of statement on a theme. Alternatively use our range of stencil screens with a wide variety of imagery to build up a design on a T-shirt. Other printed items could be cushion covers, tea towels, tote bags, or aprons*.

*T-shirts are included but an additional materials charge may apply for choice of some textile blank items, and extra items.

Risograph

Working from drawings, collage, photographs or text, create stencil duplicated prints on a Risograph machine. Experiment with different artwork types to produce 10 copies of your own two-colour poster, art edition or zine. There are 8 colour drums to choose from.

 

Gelli Printing with Silhouettes

Use a range of textures with a rubbery monoprinting plate to build up interesting printed background textures. Design and cut a simple silhouette motif from card, ink it up as a relief plate and print it on top of the backgrounds using a book press.

 

Stickers and Badges

Use a low-fi method of relief printing, create your own designs and add rubber stamps or collage, then turn them into wearable art with a professional badge machine. Turn bold drawings into vinyl stickers for walls, windows, cars, laptops etc. with a digital cutter.

Printed Zines

Write and illustrate a zine – a lo-fi publication that can be on any topic. Use a simple relief printing method with ink pads to make the illustrations, and hand-letter, type or collage the text. The zine can be copied on a colour printer and given out to spread your ideas, thoughts or information.

Prices

For the two hour activities above we charge £200, for up to 12 people with materials included. If you choose to come to our studio at INTRA in Rochester, Kent for the session, the venue hire is included too. Extra people can be added to the group for £12 per head, up to 16 – 20 people, depending on the activity.

Xmas Printing Frenzy

Get Christmas printed! Join us for a day of printing to make special presents, cards or wrapping paper.

Hand print a T-shirt, tea towel, bag, cards, badges or wrapping paper with a big selection of designs (Xmas themed or otherwise), or make up your own. Try your hand at screen printing, rubber stamping and Risograph printing with Xtina Lamb. Great for adults or children alike, come as a family, with a friend, or on your own.

Sunday 9th December
11am – 5pm

Prices per activity including materials:

printed badgesPrinted badges or fridge magnets – £3 per person
Using a wide selection of rubber stamps, print and draw lots of designs, then choose your favourite 3 to make up into badges or fridge magnets. If you want to make more, it’s 50p per item.

Screen printed bag, tea towel or T-shirt – £8 per person
We have over 100 designs to choose from including birds, robots, a camera, skulls, Day Of The Dead, ships, flowers, animals, mermaids, green men, the Waghorn statue and a traffic cone! Mix and match them to custom screen print a bag, tea towel or t-shirt. Or bring your own clothing item and print for £6. Extra printable extra items are £2 each.

Risograph cards or wrapping paper – £8 per person
Have a go with our stencil duplicator machine and print up 20 A6 cards, or 10 sheets of A3 wrapping paper in two colours from your own drawing or collage.

waghorn wrapping paperHand printed cards or wrapping paper – £8 per person
Choose from 10 xmas designs and screen print them onto card blanks or kraft paper, or make your own relief printing foam stamp and embellish with rubber stamps. You’ll have 10 card blanks or wrap sheets to print.

Everything!
If you can’t choose and want to print everything it’s £20 for adults, £15 for children, or £28 for an adult and child together with both of you printing, and £10 for extra children.

Booking advisable.
Please call 01634 753299 or email medwayfineprintmakers@gmail.com

 

 

Whittle & Daub – Paul Jerome Exhibition

Whittle and Daub, Printmaking by Paul Jerome, hares fighting

We’re really pleased to announce that ‘Whittle & Daub’, an exhibition of prints by Paul Jerome, will be on show from Tuesday May 1st to Sunday July 1st 2018 in INTRA’s workspace and windows. There will be a private view at 18:30 on Friday 4th May, all are welcome and you’ll be able to meet Paul and talk to him about his work.

Paul has created intricate artworks on some of his favourite themes: folklore, customs, green men, hares, owls and foxes, landscapes, animals that were sent into space, and vintage cars. His work has been really popular at our regular Wayzgoose print fairs.

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Paul is a regular user of the Medway Fine Printmakers studio at INTRA. He’s recently been experimenting with textile repeat patterns and heraldic imagery. He has employed many of the techniques available at our studio, including linocut, Risograph, collagraph prints and screen printing.

There will be a custom made window display, an invasion of papier mache creatures, and a beautiful leaflet to accompany the show. We’re excited to see it all springing up in the workspace, in the highly appropriate month of May and just in time for Rochester Sweeps festival.

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Medway Print Festival 2016

This month sees the launch of the first ever Medway Print Festival, an exciting new event featuring some of the key art institutions in the Medway area. Across two weeks, 9th to 26 June, there will be exhibitions, a print fair, courses, and printmaking activities for all ages.

WayzgooseSummer2016This year’s participating venues are:

Rochester Art Gallery
Sun Pier House
INTRA
The Huguenot Museum
Nucleus
Brook Pumping Station
The Guildhall Museum
LV21
The Medway Archives
UCA
Hazelnut Press

At INTRA we’ll be kicking things off with a summer edition of our Wayzgoose Print Fair, complete with a fine array of hand printed artwork, textiles and gifts, letterpress demos where you can print your own souvenir, and our popular tombola where you can win a course for 20p!

Froinvisible-illness-printm Tuesday 14th we’ll be hosting a group exhibition of work created at the Medway Fine Printmakers studio, including the ‘invisible illness’ prints on textiles that Zara Carpenter has been working on recently. These only show up when a UV light is shined on them, they look incredible and were quite a challenge to print!

We’ve put together a programme of classes for the festival, including Drypoint Etching, Collagraph, Screen Printing, Linocut, Print Gocco, Bookbinding, and Gelli Monoprinting for families.

Have a look at the Medway Print Festival website for details of all the events taking place, or pick up a leaflet at one of the participating venues.