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Printfest presents

Tetra PAK workshop with Cathryn Beckett

Learn how to use Tetra PAK containers to produce original limited edition prints in this half-day workshop with Tetra PAK expert Cathryn Beckett.

Date & Time
The Coro Ante Room

Standard: £35
Students: £25

Prices inclusive of £1 booking fee

Coro Members don’t pay booking fees

Additional details

Age guidance: 14+

Suitable for beginners

Doors open at 12:45pm

By booking you agree to our Conditions of Sale and Entry including our refund policy.

The layers of foil, polyethylene and paperboard in Tetra Pak make it a versatile and satisfying material to work with. By cutting, peeling and scoring you can easily achieve some lovely printing effects. It is also a great way to recycle milk, juice and soup cartons. There will be a range of reference materials on hand to help inspire you, or feel free to bring your own images to work from. Note that printing plates will be created as a mirror image of your final print, particularly key if you plan to incorporate text. Don’t worry, help will be on hand!

What you will learn

  • Creating your design
  • Ideas for incorporating Tetra Pak characteristics
  • Cutting, scoring and peeling methods
  • Preparing paper for printing
  • Inking your plate
  • Printing with a press and hand burnishing

Book tickets

  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Meet your tutor: Cathryn Beckett

Cathryn’s work is inspired by her love of nature, fell running in the mountains, her home in the beautiful Eden Valley, and travels further afield. She uses a range of media, but it is printmaking she fell in love with, working at the kitchen table with a wooden spoon for hand burnishing, whilst juggling a busy career and family life. Cathryn later went on to study Art & Experimental Printmaking and now focusses primarily on relief, intaglio and collagraph methods. She especially loves the challenge and process of reduction printing; building up layers of colour using a single block, for creating truly limited edition prints. Cathryn teaches printmaking to small groups in her home studio, Brightside Barn, adopting a friendly, supportive and personal approach. See more at Cathryn Beckett is a member of Cumbria Printmakers.

This event is presented by Printfest