with Sarah Capes

There are so many words thrown around about art techniques – most of them sound alarming. Monoprinting and mixed media are great fun to learn – you don’t need to be an expert to have a go. If you are the person who says, ‘I can’t…’, but wants to have a go at something…this is the class for you.

  • tutor, Sarah Capes
  • November 17th,24th, 1st Dec
  • 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • £240/course
  • In the Studio at Bransbury

  • Suitable for all abilities

Sarah Capes is extremely knowledgable and has discovered all sorts of ways to create interesting and exciting pieces. Use this three day workshop to discover her many different ways to approach mono printing, and use your print work in mixed media pieces. Over three days of the course you will taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of the studio. 

What to expect on Mixed Media and Monoprinting

You will be introduced to mono printing, principally with the Gelli plate using collected leaves from around the studio garden, plus mono printing textures from collected items and various techniques. Understanding the varieties of textures you can create can be quite addictive – the excitement of each new mark leading you to search for more variations. You will build up quite a library of images and textures that will inform the next stage of your work.

Cutting and cropping the prints to make pictures and adding image transfers and text will lead you down a creative path that thrives on a lack of rules.           

Sarah has many sketchbooks on the go at any one time. These are both working diaries and places to experiment. You will be encouraged to work in sketchbooks to explore your ideas. This might involve printing onto a concertina sketchbook with leaves and image transfers in the sketchbook. These sketchbooks will be a playground and laboratory. You will discover further preparation of your sketchbooks or paper with collage, ink and gesso and then drawing and sketching onto the pages.

Taking inspiration from the studio surroundings and foliage we used for the printing and your sketchbooks you will work towards one or 2 more completed pieces on larger paper.


For those of you on AN INQUISITIVE PERSON’S INTRODUCTION TO ART use of the studio the materials are included.

The list of materials for others on the course can look extensive.

Gelli Print plate, 6 inch square or 8×10 Gelli plates. Not bigger 

roller – bring your own if you have one. Some may be available to share at the studio

Acrylic Gloss medium

Slow drying Acrylic paints like Golden Open Acrylic, or acrylic paint and acrylic retarder

Retarding medium

Sketchbook -A4 and or Concertina sketchbook

you will need to bring , A4 paper (printer paper is fine), white posca pen, glue, and definately an apron.