Proof 2016

Congratulations to Clare Orr (second year undergraduate Wrexham Glyndwr University), Neil Parry (second year undergraduate Wrexham Glyndwr University) and Rima Salem (graduate Manchester Metropolitan University)  for being selected for the Regional Print Centre’s Proof printmaking scholarship 2016.

All three artists will take part in the Centre’s summer workshop programme and undertake six specialist printmaking workshops with guest artists such as Tracy Hill, Chris Daunt and Wuon-Gean Ho. They will also become studio members and attend the Print Symposium event 2017.

We are really excited to be able to support their practice, training and development through the media of printmaking.

Printmaking Scholarship Opportunities 2016

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As part of the Regional Print Centre’s commitment to artists at the early stages of their career we are offering up to 3 places on a printmaking scholarship programme ‘Proof’ starting in July until December 2016.

We are looking for FE students, Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates who have an interest in printmaking and wish to develop a career in the visual arts/creative industries in Wales.

The aim of Proof is for participants to develop their individual skills and discipline in order to build a strong foundation to enable them to realise their creative potential through the medium of printmaking.

This will involve learning directly from Masters and Experts in the field of contemporary printmaking and participating in Regional Print Centre activities and events (without charge) between July and December 2016.

Deadline for applications: 17/06/2016

Find out more: http://goo.gl/GtE1Lu

Proof Printmaking Scholarship 2015

We are extremely pleased to announce that Rebecca Wilcock, Paul Heppell and Myra Ryan have been selected to take part in our Printmaking Scholarship 2015. They will all take part in our Summer Workshops Programme and have the opportunity to use the printmaking studio for the rest of the year. We are really looking forward to working with them to support their creative journey.

Here are their reasons for applying:

Rebecca Wilcock

I have always been interested in printmaking and I want to learn more about the techniques involved. I have tried to learn as much as I can on my own by reading up on techniques and attending short courses. This year I have set myself the task of equipping myself with the skills I need to start up a business making prints and cards on a small scale, but in order to do this I need to perfect and fine tune my existing skills and learn new ones too. The Proof programme would allow me to do this and set up my dream job as a printer as well as developing my skills to enable me to apply for an Art Degree specialising in Printmaking. It would be the springboard into a new direction for my life and artistic career.

Paul Heppell

I am currently studying Fine Art as an undergraduate at Glyndwr University. I include printmaking as part of my studio practice but feel I need to expand my skill base and experience in order to better explore the possibilities of print. Taking part in the Proof programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in an area of artistic practice that will be an integral part of my studio work as a professional artist. By increasing my skill base in printmaking I will be able to have a greater understanding of how to make the artwork I want to make. Gathering these extra skills from experts will give me greater confidence to experiment with a range of techniques. I then intend to take this forward into my career as a professional artist in North Wales.

Myra Ryan

I see the Proof programme as giving me the impetus on leaving university to pursue my dream of becoming a full time practising artist in the mediums of my choice. I love moving between 2D and 3D and combining the elements of drawing, print and sculpture.

I realise that although I have learnt some of the basics of printmaking there is very much more to learn and what better way could there be than from experts in the field. There will be opportunities to learn some techniques that I haven`t yet touched upon but also you learn so much from other people on the courses as well as the technicians and the other members of the print centre. With the experience of the summer workshops and the unlimited access to the print centre I hope that printmaking, as well as a passion, will enable me to show and sell my work and support myself as a practising artist.

Printmaking Scholarship Opportunities 2015

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As part of the Regional Print Centre’s commitment to artists at the early stages of their career we are offering up to 3 places on a printmaking scholarship programme ‘Proof’ starting in July until December 2015.

We are looking for FE students, Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates who have an interest in printmaking and wish to develop a career in the visual arts/creative industries in Wales.

The aim of Proof is for participants to develop their individual skills and discipline in order to build a strong foundation to enable them to realise their creative potential through the medium of printmaking.

This will involve learning directly from Masters and Experts in the field of contemporary printmaking and participating in Regional Print Centre activities and events (without charge) between July and December 2015.

Deadline for applications: 08/05/2014

Find out more: http://www.regionalprintcentre.co.uk/proof-scholarship/

Proof Scholarship 2014 – Congratulations to our new scholarship participants!

Congratulations to Emma Hulmston, Katie Cyfenw, and Julie Wem for successfully being selected for the 2014 Proof Scholarship programme.

We are really excited to be working with such a talented and diverse group of artists.

Here are their thoughts, comments and reasons for applying for the scholarship.

Emma Hulmston

I currently study Fine Art as well as Primary Teaching at Liverpool Hope University and have grown an interest in printmaking. I find printmaking rewarding and highly enjoyable and I am keen to expand my basic knowledge. I have always been creative and feel that I can turn my hand to most cr4eative subjects; the Proof Programme would be an influential learning opportunity that I would love to be a part of.

I feel that taking part in the programme would benefit my career in art as I aim to incorporate what I learn into my teaching practice. I hope to keep printmaking alive and possibly pass on the knowledge I have learnt onto others keeping creativity at the forefront of the curriculum and exposing others specifically children to the world of print.

I feel that I am yet to find my niche artistic forte and would like to collect as much artistic knowledge as I can.

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Katie Cyfenw

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I am applying for the Proof Programme because I love printmaking and I want to improve my skills and learn new techniques that I can introduce into my artistic practice. The opportunity to learn from experienced and master printmakers would be invaluable experience and an exciting step forward on my artistic journey.

I currently have a studio based at an artist-led pop up gallery space in Wrexham and am also part of the Wrexham Community Artist’s Network. Part of the reason for applying for the Proof Programme is because I would very much like to develop my skills and experience to be able to run workshops and organise projects and exhibitions that would benefit the wider community. My aim is to be an exhibiting artist, but I also wish to further my academic career possibly with a view to teaching or working within the community. My next step is to embark upon my Masters degree in Art Practice which will be a development of my current art practice. The Proof scholarship will afford me access to excellent printmaking facilities through membership to the regional print centre as well as inspiration and knowledge from the expertise of professional printmakers.

The experience would give me confidence in my technical skills as an artist which I then hope to be able to share with others.

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Julie Wem

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Being part of the Proof Programme would benefit my practice by allowing me the time and space to explore my interests in printmaking and to experiment with new processes in the making on my art. I am constantly looking at ways to develop my practice and this programme will give the opportunity to participate, learn and extend my knowledge and skills.

Currently I am involved in several societies and art groups and would like to extend this involvement to include the Regional Print Centre. I would like to get involved in events arranged by the Centre and become a part of the community and to continue to utilise the facilities available.

I know there is a lot more I can learn and am excited by the thought of the potential work I could create with the support and encouragement of fellow artists, and staff at the Print Centre. As well as expanding the skills I use in my practice, the benefits I would gain would also be passed on to others. I currently work part time as a Community Education Tutor and have passed the printmaking skills I have learnt so far on to my students encouraging them to explore the use of the medium.
This programme would be an opportunity for me to immerse myself in the practice of printmaking.

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Printmaking Scholarship Opportunities 2014

Printmaking Scholarship Opportunities 2014

Are you an FE student, Undergraduate, recent Graduate or Postgraduate with in interest in Printmaking?

Would you like to learn directly from Masters and Experts in the field of contemporary Printmaking?

Then we want to hear from you!

The Regional Print Centre is offering up to 3 places on the Proof scholarship programme

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to:

  • become a Regional Print Centre Member
  • participate in the Centre’s summer workshop programme
  • use the print studio space during open access periods
  • attend the Print Symposium and supporting workshop

Each place has a value of approximately £1000!

Deadline for applications: 09/05/2014

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Find out more: www.regionalprintcentre.co.uk/proof-scholarship/

18th – 19th July – Screen Printing with Emma Gregory

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Ffotograffau gan / Photographs by: Angela Davies

Angela Davies

‘It was a busy and vibrant experience being part of the 2-day screen printing workshop with Emma Gregory. Emma was an articulate teacher who shared much of her knowledge of printing methods and processes and dedicated time to each student, to enable us to explore methods that related to our individual practice. I was impressed by the quality of the designs and the prints achieved by my peers during this intensive experience. It was hugely encouraging and supportive and the experience was thoroughly enjoyable – thank you Emma!’