This is a workshop you can come to either as a complete beginner, an ‘old hand’, or anything in between and you will be welcomed by Mary with equal enthusiasm. Her warm and friendly approach belies a high standard of professionalism and allows students to develop at their own pace, whatever their skills level.
This is much more than just a workshop – it is a Community – and to work in such a group, even for a day, is to enjoy something all too rare these days – a deeply rewarding experience.
That was exactly the way to begin to learn about printing – with your patient guidance and surrounded by a great bunch of people. I wouldn’t have changed a thing – so thank you very much – loved it!
The workshop space, the garden, the cat, the shared lunches with the other very interesting participants and your help and encouragement were all part of my allowing myself to try again.
I have since gone on to go to a print workshop every Friday, to have three pieces in a mixed print show in a local gallery in March, to being accepted into an art collective in Newport Pembs. and this week to SELLING my first print!!!!!!! Thank you very much Mary for your part in all of it.
Mary Gillett’s printmaking workshops are truly inspirational. I am a professional painter who was able to catch up with my lost printmaking skills and learned many more new techniques in a very well organised, fun loving working environment.
I have just heard that I have got two of my three pieces of work into the RWA Autumn exhibition and having also got two pieces into the recent BITE exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything over the last three years.
The wonderful mix of people who come – from varied backgrounds and experiences – make it such fun place to be. I always leave the workshop reluctantly and buzzing with thoughts and ideas for my work that have been triggered by the lively discussions and exchanges of information that go on. I feel so fortunate to have found such a supportive and inspiring place and teacher.
As usual, a huge thank you for an excellent two day colour printing course and for all the trouble you took to make it run smoothly. For me, the most helpful aspects were – the chance to see your plates in conjunction with the finished prints and to hear you describe how you arrived at the finished article- the chance to see your plates in conjunction with the finished prints and to hear you describe how you arrived at the finished article, the very hands-on approach to learning the different techniques, endless encouragement for all of us ( again, as usual), excellent company and a lot of fun.
What a wonderful, and probably life-changing week. The chance of a life-time spent with your excellent, gentle tuition and the entertaining company of fellow students. I would feel very privileged to be able to work with you again sometime in the future.
It was such a good day that I had with you and very good to start learning a new technique which I hope to be able to develop further. Very exciting. I enjoyed the contact I had with the others in the group and was particularly pleased to meet you. Thanks so much for all your help and for making it such a fun and stimulating experience.