Upcoming Courses

MAY- JUNE : Text and texture in Printmaking


Tricia is running a day class on writing and putting poetry into fine art prints, running on Tuesday mornings, May through June starting May 10th. At the GPC studio in Thrupp, Nr Stroud.

Tricia will take you through a series of practical art and imaginative writing sessions that will encourage you to explore the relationship between these two disciplines and to be creative in new ways.  Even if you think you cannot write or print,with Tricia’s tuition you will surprise yourself by how much you can achieve.

Price: £130 booked through www.gpchq.co.uk

JUNE 16th: Making Marks using Text and Texture in Print

A one-day workshop taking place during the Broadway Festival.


On this one-day course, Tricia will start you off with a short eastern-style poem – which she can help you write or choose – and use this as a base to create a textural print (2D or as a small artist’s book). You will make and ink-up monoprint and collagraph plates and print these using a small press.

Materials and a light lunch included. £60

Booked through Broadway Festival events; http://broadwayartsfestival.com/event/art-workshop-making-marks-using-text-and-texture-in-print-tutor-tricia-torrington/

Sat 6th – Sun 7th August 2016 10am – 4pm

Poetry into Print


On this course you will work through simple techniques to free up your thinking and artistic expression, working spontaneously using Zen syllabic poetry, symbolism and some surreal approaches to poetry and art.  Tap into your subconscious and let Tricia help you create 2D and 3D print structures bringing words and art together in exciting new directions.  For further information contact Tricia on tricia.henry@mac.com

This course is suitable for all levels. The maximum number on this course is 6 people.

Price: £130, booked through www.gpchq.co.uk

POETRY INTO PRINT with Michael Henry and Tricia Torrington

September 12th-15th 2016 Near Pitlochry, Scotland.


This four-day course combines creative writing with printmaking. Poet Michael Henry and poet /printmaker Tricia Torrington provide truly inspirational exercises and then show you how to translate the results in to printed work. It doesn’t matter if you have never written before, you can produce exciting text – but there will also be the opportunity to help edit and improve existing work if you wish.

Over the four days of the course the artworks you create will be unique, with the option to make 2D and 3D pieces, from artists books to more sculptural pieces where the text becomes part of the artwork itself. Tricia will take you through textural printmaking processes that can be done both with and without a press.

Further information is available. All materials are provided. Students can bring previously written or sketched pieces to work from if they have them available. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers who want to try new techniques in their work.

Michael Henry has 5 collections of poetry; 4 with Enitharmon Press and the latest – ‘Bureau of the Lost and Found’ – with Five Seasons Press. He has taught languages and creative writing throughout his working life.  Tricia Torrington is both a writer and printmaker. She has one collection published by Flarestack, ‘The Opium Fish’, recently reprinted by Griffin Press. Tricia prints have been shown in many exhibitions, from Havana in Cuba, to France and in many centres across the UK.

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