Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

Teaching

For Laura, teaching is both a pleasure and an essential part of her practice as an artist. In addition to her classes mentioned here, she uses her Instagram and Facebook pages as a virtual open studio to share her methods and processes.

Laura’s focus is on developing your individual ambitions during the class, working with your own design ideas while encouraging you to experiment with technique and colour. She teaches by practical demonstration and constant engagement, with plenty of one to one attention. To help you along, she references examples from her work, that of other artists and the group’s work as the class progresses. You’ll leave her classes with a comprehensive fact sheet that includes a supplier list and further reading.

Laura uses her broad knowledge of technique to coax the best from your ideas while equipping you with enough information to continue printmaking at home. With this in mind, she shares plenty of practical tips for printing at the kitchen table, including where to spend, where to save and where improvisations and substitutions will and won’t work.

Laura’s two day classes welcome all levels of experience from absolute beginners to printmakers expanding their skill set. She particularly enjoys introducing newcomers to printmaking and often find print virgins teach more experienced classmates a thing or two with their fresh perspective!

Laura teaches a range of follow-on classes in both linocut and Japanese woodblock, building on the skills learnt during her two day class and introducing new techniques. Laura’s five day Japanese woodblock class is her longest class and is a complete immersion in the technique, with short daily talks covering practical topics and touching on the history and development of the technique.

All tools and materials are fully provided for all of Laura’s classes*. There is no need to prepare a specific design ahead of any class, but it is advisable to bring a selection of sketches, ideas and photos to inspire your design. Please print out photographs if you can in preference to relying on your phone.

*You may like to bring your own tubes of watercolour to supplement the student grade communal watercolours of the Japanese woodblock classes.