Category Archives: In the Studio

Printmaking at the Barn

Monoprint short course suitable for beginners
Alta Lyn Barns Studio, Lynton 


Date: Tuesday, 24th November

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Price: £80, (5 spaces available)

Tutor: Helen Tranckle

Place: Alta Lyn Barns Studio, West Lyn Farm, Lynton, EX35 6LD

A 5 hour short course introducing beginners to printmaking through monoprint. We will use 4 different methods to create monoprints including additive, subtractive, direct trace drawing and collage/stencil.All materials, notes, tea/coffee and biscuits are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

Please wear old clothes and bring any ideas/sketchbooks you may have.

Also please bring your own lunch

For more information please Tel: 07962023113  Email:

Getting into Print, August Weekend Workshop

IMG_0264Getting into Print

a weekend of printmaking
with artist Helen Tranckle

Come and enjoy a weekend of exploring printmaking, looking at monoprints, drypoint , collagraphs and more

(max of 5)

Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

There is a choice to attend either one of the days or both at a cost of £ £55 pp per day, materials are included

Remember to bring old clothes, apron, sketch books, pencils, disposable gloves, old paintbrushes

Please bring packed lunch, (coffee, tea and biscuits will be supplied)

For further details please see
Or telephone Helen on 01598 760658 or 07962 023113


The 360° Trust, The Old Sawmills, Filleigh, Nr South Molton, EX32 0RN

New prints

Playing with monoprint and drypoint. Using plexi plastic plate gives a hard line so I’m going to experiment with copper plate which apparently is softer and hopefully more tonal.

remembering a conversation

remembering a conversation

after the rain

after the rain





Babyfeet II
An experimental monoprint, passing approx 1500 x 600 mm plate through a press with much shorter bed. Down to pressure so that there is little plate impression so that moving the print to make 2 pulls (basically print first half, move plate and paper to fit for second half on the bed) doesn’t leave a mark down the centre when shifting print.  Fiddly but I think result not too bad. Water and Oil inks on wallpaper lining paper. I might try and find a slighly longer bed made of mdf and see how that works out.