Exploring  Prints at the Barber

Tuesday 7th May 2019

10.00 am for 10.30 am

A great opportunity to access the wonderful collection of prints held at the Barber Institute, in the print room, with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of the various forms of printing (of images), and the processes involved.


Ever since printing was invented it has been used to make representations of copies of pictures or multiple copy artwork for the pleasure of people who cannot afford single originals. It is highly likely that you have at least one, perhaps inherited from a relative or forgotten in your attic. This session is designed to help you to understand more about them.


Alex Jolly the Barber Institute’s Learning Coordinator will be leading the session. She specialized in printmaking at University and has a good knowledge of the Barber’s prints. Alex will introduce us to a variety of different types of prints, including etching, engravings lithographs and stencil prints from all periods, and explain the various processes involved

Gather for a chat before we start from 10.00am in the Barber Foyer where coffee etc is available.  The session runs from 10.30am-12.00noon in the Print room


Cost £10 for members £12.50 for non members. Only 12 places available.

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An opportunity to do something practical


There is the possibility of two further print related sessions where we can experience in practice some of the processes involved in producing a printed image.  Alex Jolly has indicated that she could run a linocut printing workshop or a woodblock printing workshop during which participants could create a small and basic print in a 3 hour workshop.


Lee Hale the Curator and head of Winterbourne House has offered to organize a session for up to 10 of us in the Printing Workshop there, where we could learn about setting up type and use the 19th Century printing presses.


Would you be interested in either or both of these?  If so please contact me.  If enough indicate their interest I will go ahead and arrange them.

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