New courses for 2014/15 – a great opportunity to gain printmaking skills or develop your creativity using print
The BTEC course in Creative Printmaking offers a valuable opportunity to discover new processes and develop a sophisticated understanding of printmaking. It is designed to meet the requirements of people with a keen interest in the subject and caters for varying levels of experience.
The course sets out to give learners knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in printmaking and an opportunity to produce work which shows a creative response to various printmaking techniques. Areas covered include: fine art print projects, collagraph and exploratory print. The applications for printing range from textiles and fine art to graphics.
Both beginners and those with some knowledge of printmaking are welcome to apply.
There are a number of short courses which offer the opportunity to become familiar with a range of printmaking processes. The applications for printing range from textiles and fine art to graphics. The courses run for 10 weeks and start in September, January and March.
Both beginners and those with some knowledge of print are welcome.
Each course sets out to give students knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in printmaking. This offers an opportunity to produce work which shows a creative response to various printmaking techniques. Areas covered include: working to fine art print projects, collagraph and exploratory print.
These short courses are ideal for artists who wish to become Regional Print Centre members in order to use the studio for independent printmaking during open access sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Printmakers Art Fair (Saturday 14th June, 10am-4pm)
Come and join us at the first Printmakers Art Fair in Chester on the 14th June 2014.
The Regional Print Centre will be giving printmaking demonstrations and there will be loads of original prints for sale.
We hope to see you there!
The Regional Print Centre is honoured to be a sponsor of the National Original Print Exhibition taking place at Bankside Gallery (next to the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank).
The National Original Print Exhibition is an open show established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, with the aim of promoting the best of printmaking to a wider audience.
All forms of original printmaking are eligible for entry.
See website for details and submission guidelines
Selected works will be exhibited at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH (next to the Tate Modern) from 16 – 28 September 2014.
The Regional Print Centre is offering a prize as part of our sponsorship.