Printmaking Day at Treloar College

In early February we were at Treloar College delivering a Photo Transfer Workshop to 11 students and support staff.

Treloar College is a specialist college for young people, aged 16 or over, with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Based in Holybourne, near Alton in Hampshire, they have all the expertise and facilities that young people need to learn and develop as adults, in a really positive, supportive environment. you can find out more about the college here

Photo Transfer is quite a complex process and students sometimes need longer than a day to get to grips with it. We normally teach it as a weekend at the workshop. Therefore we did a lot of preliminary planning with the head of art at Treloar to ensure that the students’ artwork would be prepared just right to get good results straight away. Luckily the college has a great photography department and the students are familiar with photoshop which meant getting images ready was easy for them.

The students got straight to work with help from their support workers and within the hour were producing prints from their photographic work. We worked on multi-coloured layered prints and later in the day introduced hand drawn elements using crayon.

We want to thank our Masters prize winner Francis Tinsley who donated his prize to use to pay for the materials for this course. You can see Francis’ work on his website

If you would like to find out more about our Outreach programme in your school or college please contact us via the contact page on the website.

You can see examples of the students work below: