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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

"The CFPR's new portfolio of professional development courses is designed to deliver cutting-edge professional development with a practical focus."

CFPR Summer schools 2017

A Boxed Set Of Printed Books Contained In A presentation Pop-Up (Wehmais) box: Variations On The Pamphlet & Concertina Book Structures In Both Hardback & Softback Bindings
A Guy Begbie bookmaking class

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Making Friends With The Adana Press - a two-day course on press know-how, maintenance and small press printing
Led by Angie and Si Butler
Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th June 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

A Set of two Bound Books with a Slip Case Container: The Secret Belgian Binding With Hard Back Cover Boards & Paper Engineered Page Content & The Drum Leaf Binding with Hard Back Cover Boards
Three-day Masterclass led by Guy Begbie
Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th June 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Making Words: Found Poetry and Artists’ Books with Jeremy Dixon
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th July 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Photogravure: An Early Photographic Printing Process With A Modern Twist
Led by Dr Peter Moseley
Monday 17th - Friday 21st July 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Wood Engraving: An Introduction
Led by Ben Goodman
Wednesday 19th July 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Platinum Printing Masterclass
Led by Dr Peter Moseley
Monday 24th - Friday 28th July 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Artistamps 3-day workshop with Stephen Fowler
Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th August 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

Boxes, Wraps and Portfolios Masterclass with Jeff Rathermel
Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th August 2017
PRICE: To Be Confirmed

CFPR Summer school 2016 receive outstanding feedback

Introduction to wood engraving 4 July


How do you rate the tutor?

Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent
Patient, knowledgeable, inspiring
Awesome, engaging, very informative and made the subject accessible

What was the best aspect of the course?

An excellent introduction to new process
Very practical – learnt lots of new tips
Everything
Learning a new skill which I will certainly use in my practice
Learning difficult cutting techniques

Other comments
Friendly atmosphere
Exceeded expectations
Extend the course
I will definitely try another of the courses offered

Letterpress Book Arts Intensive 11-15 July

How do you rate the tutor?

Absolutely excellent.
Faultless.
Years of experiences generously shared and infinitely patient.
She was really wonderful and excellent, and quite patient.
Excellent!
Excellent.
Angie Butler is skilled, compassionate and very good teacher. Good timekeeper, encouraging and keeping a healthy learning pace.
25 out of 10 – v.v. good.

What was the best aspect of the course?
An engrossing and inspiring experience.
Everything.
Learning and doing with such an expert tutor.
Being supported fully in learning process.
Good environment, made welcome from the start. All the equipment worked well and there were plenty of examples to learn from and emulate.

Other comments:
Looking forward to trying out new skills on new projects.

Making Friends with your Adana press 6-7 July

How do you rate the tutor?

Angie and Si were excellent and explained everything really well, and gave us a huge amount of useful tips – a brilliant duo act!
I had an Adana press in my loft for more than 10 years – did not know how it worked. Excellent course, both Si and Angie are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable – they covered everything.
I bought an Adana on Ebay – no instructions! Fantastic tutors, very helpful and eager to share knowledge.
First class – excellent.
Excellent


What was the best aspect of the course?

Working as a group and coming away with more confidence.
Getting my press working and knowing how to use it.
Understanding the machine and fundamentals of letterset
Learning to use, look after and set registration and pitching for printing [terrible hand writing, pitching/paching/patching/packing?]
Thorough, calm introduction to Adana




Artists stamps 20 July

A link to a photo gallery from Stephen Fowler’s ‘Artistamps' workshop Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd July 2016
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/events/artistamps.html



Why did you attend the course?

The tutor, Stephen Fowler, was highly recommended by former students.
To learn printmaking skills I can use at home to develop my own practice.
To gain further experience in making stamps, with particular emphasis on artiststamps which was unfamiliar to me. I also really enjoy returning to UWE for the CPD courses to keep in touch with former students from my year.
To learn new skills and develop my practice, take techniques from the workshop to incorporate within my art and meet the legendary Stephen Fowler.
To further my knowledge in artiststamps and the techniques involved. To aid a creative block. The use of specialist equipment.
To expand my experience of printmaking

How do you rate the tutor?

I highly rate the tutor – passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Excellent.
Stephen was excellent – he is kind, patient and extremely enthusiastic.
Engaging, informative, interesting, approachable, fun, humble, modest, relaxed, learned – top notch.
Very highly.
Excellent.


What was the best aspect of the course?

All the days were well organised and informative, Three days were a tad too tight, four days would be ideal.
Experimenting, being inspired, meeting other creative people, learning skills.
Great course, great idea.
The best aspect for me was turning my design into a stamp using the perforator! I also found out I could make perforations using a dressmakers wheel so I can continue creating ‘stamps’ at home.
Fun, fun and more fun! Will come back next year to do more.
The use of an antique perforator held at UWE. Stephen showing us alternative methods using equipment found in the home environment.
Every part, extremely well tutored and managed. I look forward to another workshop or more!


Photogravure 25-29 July 2016

Why did you attend the event?

To hear about the process of Photogravure and apply it to some of my own test images.
To enhance my skills, learn the process for myself and teach students.
Learn and improve knowledge of photographic print processes.
To develop my own practice.

How did you rate the tutor?

Excellent.
The tutor is the most polite, humble person I have ever been taught by. Peter is absolutely ‘excellent’ and very hardworking. I have admired his will to get it right as something very admirable.
Excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful, committed to learning and explaining his expertise.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and great explanations.

What was the best aspect of the course?
The detail behind making a good image, calibration of all stages of process and analysis of the images according to rigorous testing.
To learn about the 21 step wedges.
Practical application of well covered theory.
Completely new to me.

Other comments.

Very privileged to have been shown the process of an expert print maker and image maker.
Would have like to do a bit of colour plate as it was mentioned in the course outline.
A fantastic course allowing great experiential learning and practise, and a wonderful opportunity to discuss my individual practice with colleagues.


2D-3D Experimental Book Art Structures 25-29 July 2016

Why did you attend the event?

Widen skills and knowledge.
Loosen up my approach to printmaking and book arts.
To re-engage with art after a break.
To learn new book-making skills and combine print, the 2D/3D element was the main reason.
To expand my knowledge of making books to be more 3 dimensional.
I enjoy book arts and I have attended Guy’s courses before so know they work for me. I wanted to extend my experiences and find different ways of constructing books.

How do you rate the tutor?

Excellent.
Good.
Excellent.
Good.

What was the best aspect of the course?

Allowed to create individually.
To enhance own strengths.
Demonstrations were structured but then time to experiment with own ideas – it was a good balance.
Good to see current artist’s work in progress.
The freedom to develop my own book structures but with guidance by a really good tutor.
Interaction with other people on the course.
Having a whole week to experiment and having expertise of a very experienced book artist. I liked painting and bookmaking combined

Primitive Print in the City III 26-27 July 2016

How do you rate the tutor?

Excellent as always.
Very highly indeed.
Excellent! Very good fun, inventive, eccentric, very engaging and challenging.

What was the best aspect of the course?

Meeting people and sharing ideas.
Being at Bristol’s MShed was really good.
Printing outside.
The other students and the brilliant tutor.
Another excellent course.
Experimenting, especially clay printing outside the museum and using the industrial environment as source material.
Loved it!

Decorative Japanese Techniques for Paper and Book Arts 15-19 August 2016

How did you rate the tutor?
Excellent – Jeff was extremely kind.
Highly knowledgeable, patient, informative – great!
Excellent, very well organised, clear instructions, very patient.
Highly knowledgeable bookmaking practice.
Excellent – Jeff is great at demonstrating and keeping you on target, he was really helpful with all abilities.

What was the best aspect of the course?
Speed, variety of techniques covered.
So nice to work through multiple decorative paper techniques, allow the time to experiment and trying out different bindings using the paper that had just been made.
Really well organised course, nice to have space to work and plenty of materials. Lovely to have so much prepared, i.e. paper and boards cut, so we could progress quickly through techniques.
A good relaxed atmosphere.
Paper decorating processes.
Learning the water and oil marbling
Learning new paper techniques.



Dates: july 2016

 

 


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Summer CPD Courses 2017

A Boxed Set Of Printed Books Contained In A presentation Pop-Up (Wehmais) box: Variations On The Pamphlet & Concertina Book Structures In Both Hardback & Softback Bindings

Making Friends With The Adana Press

A Set of two Bound Books with a Slip Case Container: The Secret Belgian Binding With Hard Back Cover Boards & Paper Engineered Page Content & The Drum Leaf Binding with Hard Back Cover Boards

Making Words: Found Poetry and Artists’ Books with Jeremy Dixon


Photogravure: An Early Photographic Printing Process With A Modern Twist

Wood Engraving: An Introduction

Platinum Printing Masterclass

Artistamps 3-day workshop with Stephen Fowler

Boxes, Wraps and Portfolios Masterclass with Jeff Rathermel


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2016 courses

Artists Stamps

Print in the City 3

Introduction to Wood Engraving

Letterpress Printed Book Arts : Intensive

Making Friends With Your Adana Press - a two-day course on press know-how, maintenance and small press printing

 

Photogravure: An Early Photographic Printing Process With A Modern Twist

 

How to use images (from cameras and smart phones) to make inkjet transparencies for printing with early photographic processes such as cyanotype and salt printing

 

Advanced Bookbinding

2D-3D Experimental book art structures with Guy Begbie

Japanese Book, Print and Paper Arts


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