©2020 by Jemma Gunning Printmaker.

Teaching

Jemma has her own print studio at Estate of the Arts in Bristol where she runs a range of workshops and courses. Specialising in intaglio and stone lithography. As well as working in groups she also works 1:1 with artists looking to expand their graphical language. If you have a project that you would like to explore in print, get in touch!

Jemma has been teaching printmaking for many years and alongside her practice teaches at the University of the West of England and at the City and Guilds of London Art School. 

Up coming workshops...

Intro to etching

LOCATION:Estate of the Arts Bedminster

DATES:New dates coming soon  (4 spaces)

9.30-4.30

£75


This workshop is designed for beginners or people who need a refresher. You will learn how to make a hardground and softground plate using copper as your matrix. This workshop is hands hands on giving you an insight into the wonders of intaglio processes. Etching is a fantastic way of producing varied and exciting marks and by the end of the day you will have a small edition to take home with you.


Please bring inspiration to work from. It is important to wear suitable clothing as we will be using oil-based inks and acids. Aprons will be provided. 


The workshop will take place at Estate of the Arts in South Bedminster, in Jemma’s personal studio which is also home to over 45 artists and makers. Bicycle parking on site, car parking available in surrounding areas and bus routes 24, 75 and 76 on route. Parson street train station is just around the corner.

There are a few places to grab lunch around the area or alternatively bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

EXPERIMENTAL DRYPOINT

LOCATION:Estate of the Arts, Bedminster

DATES:Thursday 17th September

6.30-9pm (5 spaces)

£30


In this fun and informal workshop you will have the chance to learn an exciting, traditional printmaking technique and produce several colourful prints. Drypoint, like etching and engraving, belongs to the Intaglio family of printmaking, but is much more simple and direct than its relatives. In drypoint the surface of the plate is scratched, gouged, punctured, scraped or abraded, but the material itself is not removed, it is just pushed to the side, forming a burr. It is this 'burr' which holds the ink, and gives a drypoint line, or area, its typical velvety appearance.


You will learn how to create lively marks using drypoint needles, drawing directly onto the surface of a plate. You'll be introduced to varying ways of adding colour and tonal ranges to you images, including inking techniques, and Chine-colle.


The workshop will take place at Estate of the Arts in South Bedminster, home to over 45 artists and makers. Bicycle parking on site, car parking available in surrounding areas and bus routes 24, 75 and 76 on route.

KITCHEN LITHOGRAPHY

LOCATION: Estate of the Arts, Bedminster

 DATES:

Thursday 20th Feb

Thursday 2nd July

Thursday 12th November

 6-9.30pm

£35 (5 spaces)

Explore the fascinating and exciting process of lithography in this printmaking workshop using kitchen items! Led by experienced printmaker Jemma Gunning, who will guide you through drawing with various greasy materials onto tinfoil and then processing with fizzy cola. This is a fun and experimental workshop, one not to miss! Materials and reference imagery will be provided, but feel free to bring some sketches or design ideas.


The workshop will take place at Estate of the Arts in South Bedminster, home to over 45 artists and makers. Bicycle parking on site, car parking available in surrounding areas and bus routes 24, 75 and 76 on route.

EXPERIMENTAL MONOPRINTING

LOCATION: Estate of the Arts

DATES: Thursday 8th October (5 spaces)

£30


Let's get creative! In this workshop you will learn the process of subtraction, additive and trace Mono-Printing. These processes have their own unique qualities, allowing for the creation of multi-layered and colourful prints.  you'll be demonstrated to the many ways you can create a lively mono-print. This workshop is great for beginners who are interested in exploring a new print technique! Feel free to bring along sketches or design ideas for inspiration however resources are provided to make it enjoyable and easy to learn on the night. All materials included, come along and get inky!


The workshop will take place at Estate of the Arts in South Bedminster, home to over 45 artists and makers. Bicycle parking on site, car parking available in surrounding areas and bus routes 24, 75 and 76 on route.