Printing workshops on a ship!

August 25, 2011 at 10:14 am | Posted in Workshops | Leave a comment
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We have an exciting programme of printing workshops on the beautiful LV21 Lightship.  Take inspiration from our nautical and seaside inspired exhibition in the wonderful surroundings of a lovingly restored old Lightship, complete with working lighthouse!

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, 2-5pm

Print your own tea towel

We will kick off the printing fun with a Print Your Own Souvenir Tea Towel workshop on Bank Holiday Monday.  We provide all the materials, including pure cotton tea towels, inks and for inspiration, our collection of vintage tea towels and textile design books.  With expert tuition you will design and cut your own lino block and print up a tea towel, all handmade by you on a ship!

The workshop is open 2pm to 5pm , costs £15 per person and can be booked on the day.   Suitable for adults and children from age 8 with help from a parent or carer. No previous experience is needed.  These are some of the tea towels made by people printing for the first time.

Saturday 3rd August, 12-3pm

Print Gocco Cards & Notebooks

Then on Saturday, we have a print gocco workshop. Taking the participants through the process of creating their own Gocco screen prints, Xtina will show examples of her work, pass on many tips for getting the best results, demonstrate screen registration, and share ideas for re-using damaged screens and some experimental techniques. You’ll be able to create fast screen prints with help from a Print Gocco machine – making artworks on paper and printing onto notebooks and stationery. All materials are provided and the workshop costs £25.  Pre-booking is highly recommended. Details & booking

LV21 LIGHTSHIP, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Kent ME7 1RX  Map

Regular trains from Victoria or St Pancras reach Gillingham in under an hour.  The pier is just a 10 minute walk from the station.

Exhibition, pop-up shop, activities & a chance to explore this stunning lightship. See our Events page for the full line up of activities and entertainment.
Bank Holiday Mon 29th August –  Sat 3rd Sept
11am – 5pm daily.

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