.Print Workshops at The Forge Digswell

About the Workshops

All print sessions are held at the Digswell ‘Forge’ studios, in the fully equipped print workshop, which houses a large etching press. Other facilities include a kitchen and easy access for wheel chair users. There is ample on-site parking
All workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced artists. The teaching is individual due to the small size of each class, so can be tailored to individual needs. Max 6 per session.

All workshops are £35.00 and include all materials
The times are 10.30 – 3pm.

The ‘Forge’ is located in Digswell, nr Welwyn, on the Hertford Road. 5 minutes drive from the A1/ M (junc 6) and 7 minutes walk from Welwyn North train station. For directions click here

All print sessions will be run by Sally Tyrie, BA Hons (Fine Art); MA (Fine and Applied Arts). Sally is a practising artist and has been a member of the Digswell print group for over a year. She has also taught in many schools and colleges and has a PGCE in Art Education.

Spring and Summer Print Workshop Calendar 2011


A One day workshop, which will cover a range of techniques, media and processes by etching and mark making directly onto an inked up plate combined with embossing techniques using found objects. You will use oil based litho inks and have the opportunity to use a variety of sizes of paper. You will also explore a range of ways to then create a print from your plate using our large etching press and a variety of paper surfaces to create unique and expressive layered imagery.


 A One day workshop, which will focus on techniques in creating a unique hand drawn ‘etched’ plate. You will begin by looking at ways to create expressive and precise marks on your plate before creating your unique paper print using dampened paper, oil based etching inks and our etching press. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with different types of printing methods and surfaces using a range of artist’s printmaking paper.


A One day workshop, which will focus on combining mono print techniques, such as using found objects and ‘painting’ directly onto the plate, with the use of cut and torn shapes to create very individual, layered and expressive imagery. The day will cover the use of a variety of sizes, surfaces and types of dampened artist quality printmaking paper, various Oil based litho ink colours and our etching press.