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Stoneman Press located close to the market town of Saffron Walden, is a small, friendly, well equipped printmaking studio, offering a broad range of printing techniques and creative workshops for all abilities run by Sue Jones.

Sue has extensive experience developing and delivering printmaking workshops for artists, schools, museums, galleries, including the British Museum, Kettles Yard, artist residencies and technical knowledge.

Sue currently teaches at Gainsborough House, ACE Foundation Stapleford Granary, Cambridge Art Makers and is an Artist Facilitator for Kettles Yard, Cambridge University.  Sue is a founder or the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale, an exhibition promoting hand pulled original print in the region.

Stoneman offers one, two and three day printmaking workshops and courses  also offering  one to one tuition for those who wish to develop and further their practice individually with the support of Sue Jones. Class sizes are small for maximum tuition contact and access to equipment.

Visiting tutors deliver workshops on their specialist techniques.

School printmaking and Outreach sessions available. Please contact Sue for further details.

Stoneman Press is equipped with a Hunter Penrose Etching Press bed size 28 ins x 60 ins.  An Albion Relief Press 22ins x 36 ins, A Rollaco Adjustable Boxer Press, an Arteina Hydraulic Press (for hire), Rollaco Portable adjustable Press A3 9for hire), A2 light box, Exposure unit, Screen washout unit.

The studio is also available as an Open Access platform for artists to develop their own practice with technical support.

For further advice on suitability of technique and  workshops, Outreach, school printmaking workshops, technical queries, one to one, up and coming workshops, Press Hire, Open Access dates and availability  please contact Sue Jones

Below is a list of upcoming workshops, You can book courses/workshops by clicking on the links below or contacting Sue Jones

Getting Going Again
At Stoneman Press

Hi all, I hope everyone is well.   Its lovely to be able to write to you about the planned reopening of Stoneman Press in September.     Individual Workshops will now be offered on two different dates, with reduced numbers attending on each day.    
In accordance with government guidelines PPE, Screens, hand and surface sanitiser, socially distanced individual workstations.  Reduced numbers.  Cleaning after each session.
In these challenging and unprecedented times we all need to keep safe, well and take care of others. Thanking everyone for all your support and understanding.   Fingers crossed all goes well.  Take care of yourselves, I look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.
Best wishes
Sue x
For more information on Stoneman Press Covid measures please contact Sue

Autumn Programme

     ‘Big Wishes’ photopolymer print by Linda Heywood
Thursday Practical Print Autumn Term
1st October 
8 Weeks, 10.00 am – 4.00pm
£485
Autumn  Term looks at Traditional Monoprinting techniques of transfer drawing, subtractive and painterly methods, use of pochoir, masking and layering.   Further Monoprinting with textured surfaces and found objects to create unique vibrant images.  Looks  at ghost prints, layering, stencil/masks, and counter-proofs.   Photopolymer a safe UV light sensitive technique that can produce relief and intaglio prints and can be exposed in the sun weather permitting.  For more information and availability contact Sue

 

Woodcut by Petra Shakeshaft
Discovering Print
8 weeks Friday mornings Stapleford Granary
Fri mornings 25th Sep – 13th Nov
10.00am – 1.00pm
£350
Summer Term looks at Further Mono printing with textured surfaces and found objects. A great way to explore and experiment with texture, colour and form to create unique prints. Create multi coloured relief prints with Keyblock Lino that gives you the ability to  experiment with many different colour pathways in your image.  Woodcut a relief printmaking technique harnessing the beautiful character of wood using birchwood ply.
Please note this course is at Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP.  
For more information and availability  please contact Sue

Collagraphs
Two separate dates with 3 people max on each
Additional date to be confirmed.
14th/15th Sep 10.00am – 4.00pm
£130
28th/29th Sep 10.00am – 4.00pm
£130 
Two day workshop investigating Collagraphs – working with found objects, textured surfaces and carborundum to  create sensitive delicate prints with lots of character.  Experiment with intaglio, relief, and viscosity inking, with chine colle.  This workshop takes place at Stoneman Press, Wimbish, Saffron Walden  For more information and availability Contact Sue

Concertina Sketchbook by Karen Stamper 
16th/17th November 10.00am – 4.00pm
£165
A wonderful workshop out in the field and in the studio at the lovely Pinkeys Manor and Stoneman Press with the very talented Karen Stamper.  Sketch, collage, paint,  developing your images.
Liberating, fun, and so useful for developing new work.  For more information contact Karen

Introduction to Monotypes
12th October  10.00 am – 4.00pm
£70
Book together with Further Monotypes 13th October save £10
Discover and experiment with traditional  Monoprinting techniques using drawing, painterly, and  subtractive techniques, with the use of masks, layering, and  pochoir.  A lovely experimental workshop introducing some of the many possibilities of monotypes.  This workshop takes place at Stoneman Press, Wimbish, Saffron Walden
For more information and availability contact Sue

Further Monotypes
13th October  10.00 am – 4.00pm
£70
Book together with Introduction to Monotypes 19th May save £10 
Extend and experiment  further with Monotypes creating  vibrant prints working with textured surfaces and found objects.  Looks at Ghost and shadow printing, counterproofs, hybrid printmaking, masking and layers.  Enjoy building your images with multiple layers and techniques to create unique prints.  This workshop takes place at Stoneman Press, Wimbish, Saffron Walden
For more information and availability contact Sue

NEW OPEN ACCESS STUDIO HIRE – Have the studio to yourself or with one other person.
1 person half day £50 plus materials.
1 person full day £70plus materials
2 people half day £65
2 people full day £90
Technical support from Sue additional £25
For availability and more information contact Sue

PRESS HIRE
Portable Press capable of printing Drypoint, Lino, Collagraphs, Etching, Photopolymer and Monotypes up to A3. Print in your own home.   
Available for hire £55 per week.  
Contact Sue for availability.

STUDIO HIRE
Stoneman Press Studio is available to hire at weekends.  
and additional days.  For more information contact Sue

Please get in touch with your workshop requirements, new workshops can be delivered and 1:1 sessions.  If the workshop you would like to take is full please contact to be placed on the waiting list for next available.  For more information contact Sue