Printmaking: An Introduction to Dry Point and Collograph
Sat, 02 Jun 18
10.00am - 3.30pm
Cost (including lunch): £29.00 Member,
An opportunity to try intaglio printmaking using collography and dry point techniques. We will use dry point plastic and card to make and print small linear drawings. We will make simple collographs using collage related techniques to create small textured blocks that we can print from. The workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone who would like to try these accessible and immediate forms of printmaking.
Please bring ideas to work from, an apron and rubber gloves. Please bring your own craft knife and cutting mat if you have them, or they can be supplied by the tutor. All other materials and equipment are supplied and included in the cost.
Suffolk Book League - Author's Talk
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street
Wed, 06 Jun 18
Tickets £8 on the door (£4 SBL members)
Ross Raisin is a novelist originally from Yorkshire, with a postgraduate Creative Writing degree from Goldsmiths. His latest novel A Natural dives into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle to conform, both on and off the pitch.
Painter's Day - Watercolour Workshop
Sat, 16 Jun 18
9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost (including lunch) £26.00 Member, £31.00 Non-member
Waiting list in operation.
This workshop will focus on the absolute essentials of working with watercolours. All the basics will be covered and a few useful tricks explored too. You will learn how to apply, modify, agitate and manipulate the watercolour media to create images with different characteristics, and learn how to refine and enhance your skills.
No previous experience is required, but for those with some experience it will be a comprehensive exploration of the key techniques to build on what you may already know. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
Suitable for all ability levels. Please ask for the materials list. Some specialist materials will be provided by the tutor and included in the cost.
British Jazz Explored
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street
Sun, 24 Jun 18
15.00 - 16.30
Tickets £8 (£7 for Institute Members
Part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival
An illustrated lecture providing a whistle-stop tour of British jazz since the war, including Ronnie Scott, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Courtney Pine, Loose Tubes, the young British jazz 'collectives', Yazz Ahmed and many more!
Martin Hathaway, saxophonist, composer and educator, is a highly respected member of the British jazz scene and professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has performed with many of the country’s leading musicians including Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, Stacey Kent and several Dankworths.
An Evening with the Harbour Lights Trio
Wed, 27 Jun 18
19.00 - 21.00
Tickets £9 (Institute Members £7.50)
Enjoy a performance by local band Harbour Lights in the atmospheric surroundings of the Reading Room.
Harbour Lights' material will feature local traditional songs and tunes and they will talk about the historical development of some of their favourite instruments - concertina, melodeon, cello, harmonica and guitar.
Be prepared for some audience participation!