Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event (02/09/17 + 16/09/17)

Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event

Extended Open Access

Saturday 2nd & 16th September 2017

11:00am – 5:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Print Centre will be taking part in this year’s Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event which invites everyone to visit artists at work in their studios.

As part of the project the Regional Print Centre is opening on Saturday 2nd and 16th September 2017 between 11am and 5pm.

Please come along to visit the studio, see the facilities, meet our members and see their work. Artwork will be on sale and available directly from Centre members who will be working in the space throughout the day.

For further details visit

http://www.helfagelf.co.uk

https://helfagelf.co.uk/artists/regional-print-centre 

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (25/09/17 – 04/12/17)

Would you like to try printmaking or refresh your printmaking skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new creative direction? If so, then this is the workshop for you!

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop

  • Day: Monday (6pm-8pm)
  • Starts: 25/09/2017 (and runs for 10 weeks)
  • Dates: 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10, 06/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 04/12
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £95.00
  • Includes all materials (full payment required on the first session)

This is a 10 week workshop for anyone who would like to try printmaking for the first time or refresh their printmaking skills in a professional studio environment. The aim of the workshop is to give you a series of practical taster sessions on a variety of creative printmaking techniques.

Over the 10 weeks there will be two sessions on each of the following printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, collagraph, mono and screen. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the workshop sessions.

Participants who complete the 10 week programme can then progress to our Focus on Printmaking Workshops and Visiting Artists Workshops. You can also use the Regional Print Centre’s open access facilities to develop their work and understanding.

Colour Linocut with Nick Morley

17/18 August 2017
10:00-16:00

In this two day workshop you will learn how to carve and print a multi-block linocut. Learn how to mix colours accurately, create layers and register multiple blocks. Plus, how to keep your tools sharp and get the best results printing by hand and on the press. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator specialising in linocut. He runs regular workshops at Hello Print Studio in Margate and other venues in the UK and Italy. His book, Linocut for Artists and Illustrators, was published in June 2016 and is now on its third print run. As well as making prints for exhibitions and selling he has been commissioned to do book covers for Penguin and Folio Society among others. His recent prints feature cowboys and a giant whale which was printed with a steam roller.

www.linocutboy.com
www.helloprintstudio.com

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Combination Printing with Greg Fuller

27/28 July 2017

10:00-16:00

http://gregfuller.me.uk/

Combination Prints

In this workshop you will explore the key technical aspects of general printmaking to allow for the creative development of ideas.

The workshop is designed to inform printmakers about the basic key elements of printing that apply to most processes. This will allow the individual artist the creative flexibility to move comfortably between processes in the development of their work.

The workshop will cover:

  • Selecting the appropriate paper and preparation
  • Systems of registration
  • Types and nature of inks for screen, relief and intaglio

Starting with a screen printed textural background you will overprint collagraph using relief, intaglio or both (whichever is most appropriate to your individual work).

Day 1

  • brief talk about papers, registration systems and inks.
  • Screen print pre-prepared textural backgrounds.
  • Preparing of 2 collagraph plates

Day 2

  • Overprinting collagraph plates, relief or intaglio
  • Methods of applying ink
  • Developing ideas

You will need to bring

  • some textural materials and line drawings (maximum A4) that can be cut, carved or used to create a collagraph plate.
  • Enthusiasm and lots of ideas

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Experimental screenprinting with Bonnie Craig

20/21 July 2017
10:00-16:00

Experiment with colour, shape, composition, texture and pattern in this two-day screen-printing workshop with artist Bonnie Craig.

The workshop will take a creative and playful approach to screen-printing using techniques including layering, masking, overprinting and collage to create unique and expressive prints. Participants will be encouraged to use the screen as an image-making and mark-making tool, and to explore screen-printing as an experimental process.

Participants will bring their own ideas and inspiration to the workshop and will have the opportunity to work both individually and collaboratively. You’ll take home a collection of your own prints, and some collaborative pieces that you’ve worked on with other people.

Screen-printing experience is not needed, but please bring an open mind and be ready to play!

www.bonnie-craig.com

Bonnie Craig is an artist who works predominantly with pattern. Based in Lancaster in north-west England, she has an MA in Surface Pattern and works on public and community art commissions, solo and group exhibitions, and workshops and collaborative artworks.

She has run workshops with organisations such as the Wellcome Collection, Lancashire Science Festival, Light Up Lancaster and Art Market York and has completed residencies with Art Gene, In Certain Places, the Little Beach Hut of Dreams and Artlab at the University of Central Lancashire.

She fell in love with screen-printing four years ago, drawn to the simplicity and speed of the process. She tends to produce one-off screen-prints, as opposed to editions, and often starts work with no set plan – making the most of chance and intuition in her printmaking process.

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Reduction Linocut with Ian Phillips

13/14 July 2017
10:00-16:00

On this two day course you will learn the process of reduction linocut under the guidance of a knowledgeable and sympathetic professional printmaker. The tutor, Ian Phillips, has been working in Lino for over twenty years and has a lot of experience surprising linocut beginners with the quality of their first print. Ian can also help those with a bit more experience improve their technique and outcome. The course will look at techniques, materials and tools as well as turning the seemingly complicated process of producing your own colour reduction print from one sheet of lino into manageable steps.

Please bring any pictures you find inspiring, a small image you would like to try producing as a linocut (Roughly 16 cm x 24 cm) and some enthusiasm. All materials and tools will be provided.

Ian Phillips studied Illustration at Leicester Polytechnic before working as a freelance editorial illustrator in London. While working on commissions he taught himself to print reduction linocut and in 2000 moved to Wales to concentrate on becoming a better printmaker and work in the landscape. Starting with the Dyfi Valley Way project in 2002, he now specialises in producing consecutive series of prints taken from drawings done while walking long distance footpaths or exploring particular areas of scenic beauty. Usually in Wales and but occasionally further afield.

http://reliefprint.myshopify.com/

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Summer Workshop Programme 2017

We are pleased to announce our Summer Workshop Programme 2017.

Please get in touch to book a place.

Each Workshop: Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Further details about individual workshops will be available very soon.

Saline sulphate and electro-etching with Don Braisby

1/2 June 2017

10:00-16:00

This workshop will teach two etching processes that can be used to etch at home or in a classroom situation, these are saline sulphate and electro-etching.

Both processes have been described as being ‘safe etching’ however in this workshop we will focus on their potential for alternative mark making rather than on their non-toxic credentials. Don Braisby who is teaching the workshop is completing his doctoral thesis on electro-etching.

Workshops aim:

  • Provide a simple introduction to the theory and practice of electro- etching.
  • Introduce the equipment needed for electro-etching and plating, how to set it up and use it safely.
  • Creative plate making, resists and stop outs
  • Preparation and etching of plates.

Objectives:

  • Participants will have gained a working knowledge of saline sulphate and making and proofing at least one plate in each process.
  • Introduced to electroforming and electrotyping as a potential process in sculpture and printmaking.
  • provide feedback for use in research.

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

https://donbraisby.me/

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (25/04/17-20/06/17)

Would you like to try printmaking or refresh your printmaking skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new creative direction? If so, then this is the workshop for you!

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop

  • Day: Tuesday (6pm-8pm)
  • Starts: 25/04/2017 (and runs for 8 weeks)
  • Dates: 25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 06/06, 13/06, 20/06
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £75.00
  • Includes all materials (full payment required on the first session)

This is an 8 week workshop for anyone who would like to try printmaking for the first time or refresh their printmaking skills in a professional studio environment. The aim of the workshop is to give you a series of practical taster sessions on a variety of creative printmaking techniques.

Over the 8 weeks there will be sessions on each of the following printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, collagraph, mono and screen. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the workshop sessions.

Participants who complete the 8 week programme can then progress to our Focus on Printmaking Workshops and Visiting Artists Workshops. You can also use the Regional Print Centre’s open access facilities to develop their work and understanding.