The Print Symposium: Collaboration in Printmaking (27/02/19)

Organised by the Regional Print Centre, Coleg Cambria, Wrexham

Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham

Ninety delegates attended the Regional Print Centre’s sold out Print Symposium event on the 27th February 2019, which took place at Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham, North Wales.

Curated by the Regional Print Centre, the symposium offered a series of talks by leading printmakers discussing their printmaking practice focusing on the importance of collaborative projects.

The first talk was by Hilary Paynter who is one of the UK’s leading wood engravers and past president of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. She focused on her practice and experience of working on commissions including the Newcastle metro and creating prints to illustrate poetry. She also gave an insight into how her recent work has become more politically and socially engaged. 

The next presentation was from Barry Morris, Retail Manager at MOSTYN in Llandudno, who discussed how and why the gallery had recently collaborated with a range of printmakers and the development of the North Wales Print Fair in partnership with the Regional Print Centre. He also announced the Next North Wales Print Fair, which will be taking place in November 2019 at MOSTYN.

The afternoon began with Printmaker Tom Frost discussing how he works in collaboration with range of companies and publishers to create screen-prints for books, posters and products. As well as the development of original artworks. He also talked about the balancing act of working as a freelance printmaker and the power of Instagram as a publicity tool and vehicle for developing partnerships and promoting his work.

The final presentation was from Reveal Printmakers who are a printmaking collective that formed after meeting each other on the Complete Printmaker course at Hot Bed Press in Salford. They discussed how the group established, their resent projects, and how they run and manage a variety of printmaking initiatives including exhibitions and taking part in print fairs.  

Delegates also got the opportunity to see the current exhibition at Tŷ Pawb Julie Copes’ Grand Tour: The story of a life by Gayson Perry

Jim Creed, Regional Print Centre Coordinator said ‘The overall aim of the symposium was to discuss how printmakers can work collaboratively in a variety of different ways. We also wanted to show our studio members and delegates how collaborative working could be initiated, developed and funded.  It is important to reflect on how collaborations can help develop artists and the opportunities that can arise from them. We hope that our delegates will be inspired to develop their own collaborative project a result of hearing our keynote speakers at the symposium’.


Keynote speaker Hilary Paynter discussing her work with Symposium delegates, photograph by Iestyn Phillips


Keynote speaker Barry Morris (Retail Manager at MOSTYN) talking at the Print Symposium about the North Wales Print Fair, photograph by Iestyn Phillips


Keynote speaker Tom Frost discussing his Kickstarter letterpress project, photograph by Iestyn Phillips


Keynote speakers Reveal Printmakers at the Regional Print Centre’s Print Symposium, photograph by Iestyn Phillips

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (26/03/19 – 18/06/19)

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: 26/03/2019 (and runs for 10 weeks)
  • Dates: 26/03, 02/04, 09/04, 30/04, 07/05, 14/05, 21/05, 04/06, 11/06, 18/06
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £120.00
  • 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.

UAL – Level 3 Award in Printmaking (30/03/2019 – 22/06/2019)

Course Code: LA10613

This is an accredited qualification run by Coleg Cambria and hosted by the Regional Print Centre

  • Level: intermediate/advanced (Previous experience of printmaking is required)
  • Starts: 30/03/2019 – 10-week course (1 day per week)
  • Day: Saturday (10am-4pm)
  • Dates: 30/03, 06/04, 13/04, 04/05, 11/05, 18/05, 25/05, 08/06, 15/06, 22/06
  • Cost: £420.00 – Includes all materials
  • Enrol here: https://goo.gl/WMnjQ3

Printmaking as a creative activity has a long and distinguished history. It has provided a multi-faceted vehicle for an enormously diverse range of artists, from Durer to Warhol, to explore an equally diverse range of issues and ideas. The qualifications, whilst allowing students to build on prior experience, will require them to face up to new intellectual and material experiences and challenges designed to deliver an independent critical understanding and extended skills base.

In order to achieve a Level 3 Award in Printmaking students must complete two units

  • Unit 7 Level 3 Principles of Printmaking (compulsory)

In addition, one optional unit from:

  • Unit 8 Level 3 Intaglio Printmaking
  • Unit 9 Level 3 Relief Printmaking
  • Unit 11 Level 3 Screen Printing

All units will be internally assessed and moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

Students are required to achieve a pass grade in each unit to qualify for an overall qualification grade.

Participants can also move on to use the open access printmaking facilities available through the Regional Print Centre to further develop their work. They can also progress to specialist visiting Artists Workshops which take place regularly throughout the year.

The Print Symposium: Collaboration in Printmaking (27/02/19)

A one-day symposium led by artist printmakers discussing their practice & collaborative projects.

Wednesday 27th February 2019

10:00-4:30pm

Tŷ Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham, Wales, LL13 8BB

£45.00 including lunch and refreshments

Booking essential via email or telephone
[email protected] / 01978 267629

Speakers

Drawing with Screenprint with Tara Dean (01-02/11/18)

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November 2018

10:00 – 16:00

During this two-day workshop, you will use line drawing to create a landscape-based image working with drawings from your sketchbooks or creating new sketches of the landscape/environment outside the studio.

You will explore different textures exposing them onto screen and combining them with paper stencils to produce a layered screenprint.

You will also experiment with acrylic paint and discover how printmaking medium can be added to create transparent shades, producing a watercolour/painting effect within the layers.

Tara Dean

My practice explores and experiments with findings, collecting parts! Often influenced by the environment I find myself in. They can be drawings, a few lines, pieces that I have found on my travels. Natural or manufactured.

The nature of my work means that often the found pieces will not be developed for a while; they are stuck in my sketchbook and often referred to later. The images I produce revolve around the values of printing. Developing often only a proof and the finished piece. Producing work that has been created by many parts of the original find, generating a collage of elements.

Drawing is the most influential part of the work I produce. These initial lines are sometimes modified. Layering paper, cutting stencils, masking areas of the drawn stencil producing many levels of textured colour. Producing alternative interpretations of the original drawing!

This inspires my interest in creating community workshops that promote an experience that encourages exploration together.

www.taradean.co.uk

Non-members £140.00/Members £90.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

UAL – Level 2 Award in Printmaking (2019)

 

This is an accredited qualification (subject to validation) run by Coleg Cambria and hosted by the Regional Print Centre

  • Level: intermediate (Previous experience of printmaking is desirable)
  • Starts: 12/01/2019 – 10-week course (1 day per week)
  • Day: Saturday (10am-4pm)
  • Dates: 12/01, 19/01, 26/01, 02/02, 09/02, 16/02, 23/02, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03
  • Cost: £420.00 – Includes all materials

Enrol here: https://goo.gl/mNiVkK

Printmaking as a creative activity has a long and distinguished history. It has provided a multi-faceted vehicle for an enormously diverse range of artists, from Durer to Warhol, to explore an equally diverse range of issues and ideas. The qualifications, whilst allowing students to build on prior experience, will require them to face up to new intellectual and material experiences and challenges designed to deliver an independent critical understanding and extended skills base.

In order to achieve a Level 2 Award in Printmaking students must complete two units

  • Unit 1 Level 2 Principles of Printmaking
  • Unit 6 Level 2 Experimental Printmaking

All units will be internally assessed and moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

Students are required to achieve a pass grade in each unit to qualify for an overall qualification grade.

If you would like to continue and progress with your studies, you can progress to Level 3 Award in Printmaking.

Participants can also move on to use the open access printmaking facilities available through the Regional Print Centre to further develop their work. They can also progress to specialist visiting Artists Workshops which take place regularly throughout the year.

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (08/01/19 – 19/03/19)

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 (6-8pm)
  • Starts: 08/01/2019 (and runs for 10 weeks)
  • Dates: 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 05/03, 12/03, 19/03
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £120.00
  • 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 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.

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

North Wales PRINT FAIR 2018 – call for artists

North Wales PRINT FAIR 2018 – call for artists

#mostynprint #northwalesprint

 We are pleased to announce the second North Wales Print Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018, organised in partnership with The Regional Print Centre

Building upon the success of last year’s fair, which welcomed over 1400 visitors on one day, this year’s North Wales Print Fair will take place over the whole weekend and will occupy the three main gallery spaces at MOSTYN. It will be a fantastic opportunity for printmakers from all over the UK to present work for sale in the fabulous spaces of Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre.

The gallery’s shop and retail spaces, including one dedicated to printmakers, has become known as the ‘go to’ place in North Wales to buy work by contemporary makers at affordable prices. MOSTYN is a registered charity generating over half of our income from trusts, donations and commercial activities. Income generated by the North Wales Print Fair, and proceeds from the Print Fair prize raffle, will be invested back into our exhibition and engagement programme.

Barry Morris, MOSTYN Retail Manager: ‘We were extremely pleased with the response from the visitors and stallholders at last year’s fair. We’re looking forward to welcoming the very best in contemporary printmaking once again this year. Visitors to the fair will be able to buy affordable and original art, direct from the artists”.

Jim Creed, Regional Print Centre Coordinator: ‘We are really looking forward to working in partnership with MOSTYN again this year after the success of last year’s North Wales Print fair. It is a great opportunity for printmakers across Wales and the UK to showcase their work to new audiences, making printmaking more accessible by giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions, see printmaking demonstrations and purchase original artworks.’

Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair. Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th September 2018 at 5pm.

If you are a printmaker, print studio or collective please visit www.mostyn.org/print

You can also telephone 01492 868191 or email [email protected]

 North Wales PRINT FAIR 2018

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018

Open to the public: 10.30am – 5.00pm

www.mostyn.org/print

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop (25/09/18 – 04/12/18)

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 (6-8pm)
  • Starts: 25/09/2018 (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: £120.00
  • 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 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.

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Reduction Vinyl with Jacqui Dodds

16 & 17 August 2018
10:00-16:00

Using Japanese relief vinyl and your own design or image you will learn how to make a two or three colour layered reduction print. This is where one piece of vinyl is used multiple times in one print as the vinyl plate/block is recut after each colour printed. We will also cover tools, materials and registration techniques.

Japanese vinyl is a beautiful flexible printing substrate, which can be carved and printed in a similar way to traditional linoleum.

Although this is intended as an intermediate level lino/relief workshop, beginners have attended this course with very good results.

http://jacquidodds.blogspot.com/

Jacqui Dodds is an artist working in paint and printmaking. She gained her degree in Fine Art specialising in Painting and printmaking at Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

Jacqui’s practice revolves around memories of places visited and the objects within them. Her artwork is exhibited in museums and heritage venues, such as Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and has been part of a touring exhibition of a ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ partly funded by Arts Council England. This toured different locations including Powis Castle & Wrexham Museum, whereby the artwork created and displayed was inspired by the place it was situated in. In the Autumn of 2016 Jacqui exhibited ‘Reveal, Conceal’, a collection of screen prints inspired by the Jewellery Quarter at BPN Architects in Birmingham. This year (2018) Jacqui is exhibiting new work with re:collect ‘An Undertaking’ in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury.

Awards include being a finalist in the neo:Print Prize, and the Nottingham Castle Open exhibition Prize as well as receiving Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts funding.

Non-members £140.00/Members £90.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)