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, 23/03, 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)

Etching with Aquatint with Jamie Barnes

2 & 3 August 2018
10:00-16:00

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and display of examples. Participants will then make a drawing using photographs and their imagination to be used as a reference to etch their plate. Participants will be encouraged to capture the atmosphere of a place, not simply a slavish copy, using a composite approach as well as exaggeration and abstraction. 

The rest of the course will be taught hands-on as the whole class is lead through the process of making a line etching, then adding a full range of tones using the fascinating aquatint technique. When the plate is finished, the range of lines and tones will have been permanently etched into the plate, and the tutor will lead the class to ink up their plates and make a print on the etching press.

By the end of the session, you will have made a small amount of Aquatint Etchings to take home.

Jamie is a Freelance Curator and Printmaker in based in the Lake District. His artwork is principally concerned with manmade structures: houses, buildings, townscapes and structures in the landscape. Jamie has been a semi-professional printmaker for ten years. He mainly uses the aquatint etching technique to make his prints, a technique he loves for the quality of line, its depth of texture and for the random marks picked up by the process which he often chooses to preserve.

For Jamie all printmaking comes from drawing, which he loves to do. He enjoys taking his love of line drawing and transforming it through the magic of printmaking processes. He is interested in the lines, shapes and details of architecture and engineering but also in the human stories which are played out within buildings. In his work he often leaves lights burning inside the houses he depicts. This is partly so we can imagine what is going on inside; the secret and silent dramas which any inhabited place contains.

www.freelancecurator.co.uk

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

Woodcut printmaking with Anthony Ratcliffe

26/07/2018 – 27/07/2018
10:00am-4:00pm

This workshop will introduce participants to various methods of woodcut printmaking with the intention of making a two-colour print over the two days.

The artist will present samples of his own work and talk about the use of woodcut prints in book art, showing samples and associated sketchbooks, blocks and materials. There will be a discussion about papers, wood, tools and inks as well as more advanced multicolour printing techniques.

Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work from and all printing materials and papers will be provided.

Anthony still runs workshops for Manchester School of Art (MMU) teaching , BA, MA, PHD and first year foundation students, you do not require any previous experience and the workshop is designed to accommodate established artists and interested novices.

His commissioned prints are in private and corporate collections including Manchester Airport PLC, Parliamentary Art Collection, MMU Special Collections, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the British Council.

Recently the Anthony has exhibited at the Royal Geographic Society, the Mountain Arts Festival-Cumbria, Woolwich Print Fair, Neo International Print Prize Exhibition, New Light, Printfest and Dean Clough. He is also a member of and exhibits regularly with Leeds Fine Artists and Manchester Academy of Fine Art.

http://anthonyratcliffe.co.uk/

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

Experimental Screenprint with Bonnie Craig

19 & 20 July 2018
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 £140.00/Members £90.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Collagraph and Carborundum with Michelle Rowley

12th & 13th July 2018

10:00am-4:00pm

Surfaces and Signs of the City – with Collagraph and Carborundum Print

Explore the text and textural environment of the town and city through the rich potential of colour and texture provided by the collagraph process in this two-day workshop.

Learn about plate making with a range of media and materials focusing on textural relief, letterforms and surfaces found in the urban landscape and develop your own multiple plates. Michelle will provide visual references to work with, but you are welcome to bring your own!

See https://www.instagram.com/surfacesandsignsofthecity/

On the second day, you will learn how to ink the plates with intaglio and relief methods, explore colour and layers, stencils and embossing.

Michelle is a lecturer in Fine Art at Wirral Met College and specialises in printmaking and artists’ books. She has developed a number of collaborative printmaking and book arts projects including Brigham

Young University, Utah. She is currently studying for an MA in Site and Archive Intervention at UCLan where she is investigating aspects of our relationship to ‘place’.

Non-members £140.00/Members £90.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)