Festival September

As September comes to a close we wanted to reflect upon some busy and enjoyable events, tours and workshops undertaken this month.

We began the month with the Thames Festival, running several river cycle tours and our adventure with the printing Hive; ‘ Screen printing on the Thames’. This was a great success with over 70 buying and sampling our hive prints and unit. We also ran a green printing, solar plate printing workshop in glorious weather. Our normal tours also took place with new riders from near and far.

September never stops coming as the latest edition of Printmaking Today hit the newsagent shelves we were featured with an article on our printmaking activities.

Below are some images from these events:

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Bound Collections

Helen Gibb (book artist, Brighton University) created this great pamphlet stitched booklet of her finds and prints from the workshop. We love the overprinting, layers and textured she has achieved.

print_ride3 copy

print_ride copy


Printmaking Today / Autumn 2014 

See the article ‘Slow Time’, about artouride and the printmaking work Barbara & I are doing. Fantastic to be featured in such a established

print magazine.

printmaking cover

mag art


Designs for Learning with IOE|NYU

Running a one day workshop for 14 educators from New York and The Institute of Education (London) was no easy ride.  We created a energetic day of creative activities aimed at the group to show them different ways of teaching and learning within the outdoor environment of London.

Our day consisted of all the activities close to the Thames side (south side):

1. automatic drawing and observational skills (4 ways of looking, memory, coordination & collaboration)

2. Cyanotype from found objects

3. Screen printing (paper stencil and exposed type screens)

4. Book binding (Blizzard booklet)

The students all produced tactile and rich books full of the experimental tasks.

Thanks to Myrrh Domingo, IOE, NYU for her coordination and commissioning us for the workshop.



section cycanotype final review Fold and bind IMG_2761  print closeup prints drying group print 2 IMG_2747group printcyanotype 2 Group landscape sketch



I Scream Private View / Hive Launch


Our visit official outing was for ‘I Scream’ Factory private view (8.5.14) at the Anomalous Space in Angel. During the evening we printed 1930’s postcards of Manfredi Ice cream shop (Greater Manchester) and paper stencil cut 2 colour waffle style ice creams for the visitors. A great show full of eclectic ice cream inspired art works.  A successful first outing, apart from the rain on the way there.

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Back In December 2013 Giulio Mazzarini from cycle magazine Italy joined us on one of our rides to capture the essence of artouride.

Ok mid December not the best for showing off your tours but with good spirits and good company we all made the best of a grey day.

Thanks Giulio for the bloc article and photographs. Hope to see lots more Italians joining us on a tour in the future.



Magazine feature

December 2013 cover

December 2013 cover

The December issue of Cycling Active sees artouride as their Big Feature from page 108. Covering 8 pages of great feature writing by Laura Laker and photography by Dan Gould. We could not be happier with such coverage. The tour also features us as number one on their list of 7 cycle tour companies in London. Not that this feature will go to our heads, we still have a long way to go, but slowly.

The article highlights some of the main sights and discusses the route in detail. The images capture the essence of the tour and also features one of our screen printed maps, you get with the tour. Any readers out their that are interested by the tour just drop us a line and we can arrange a tour for you.

Coming soon the Italian Cycling magazine  (www.cyclemagazine.it) is also running a article.

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