Professional Development

Did you know we offer coaching and mentoring for printmakersIf you’re suffering creative block, technical issues, looking for fresh perspectives on your practice or perhaps wanting input on how or where to take your career next; a friendly and encouraging chat with one of our team could be just what you need!  

Here at WYPW our aim is to support printmakers from all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers whether they are emerging talent or already working as a professional artist. We have a wealth of expertise from across a range of specialisms and are always happy to share what we know with the hope of helping others to navigate their creative path.  

Our coaching and mentoring sessions will be taking place remotely for the foreseeable future and we are happy to do this using your preference of platform – ZoomGoogle Meetby phone or WhatsApp.  

What’s included? Priced at £50p/hr (with a minimum of 1 hour booking)your chosen mentor will conduct a review of your work/practice before providing feedback, recommendations and leaving you with a written summary of your conversation. Sessions can be organised as a one-off meet-up or structured to give you a series of scheduled appointments – perfect for goal setting or in the lead up to an exhibition or product/business launch.  

For less formal input on a range of subjects we also offer a Pay As You Feel (PAYF) advice service so if it’s just a few quick things you’d like to get our take on get in touch.  

To have a chat about what you’re after, how we can help and to book a session; email our education coordinator to get the ball rolling! caroline@wypw.org  

Julie Gaskell Johnson

Julie Gaskell Johnson
CEO of wypw

  • Writing funding applications
Martyn Lucas

Martyn Lucas
Fine Art Practitioner and WYPW Exhibitions Coordinator

www.martynlucas.net

  • Presentation of artwork – framing and curation of an exhibition 
  • Approaching and Working with galleries  
  • Working within a community engaged practice 
Caroline Pratt

caroline Pratt
Textile Designer, Lecturer and WYPW Education Coordinator

www.carolinepratt.co.uk

  • Portfolio development – industry or education focused, including finding new audiences for your work
  • Placing imagery into repeat and developing a commercial textile design collection  
  • Licensing and Selling designs and illustrations to the textile and surface pattern industries 

Clare Grace
Textile Designer and Educator (formal and community settings)

  • Portfolio development  working through creative block 
  • Building confidence in working with colour  
  • Playful approaches to working with screen-print 
Kate Desforges

Kate Desforges
Printmaker and WYPW Technician

kathryndesforges.co.uk

  • Technical expertise – Etching, woodblock, alternative litho techniques such as photo-litho and wood litho, editioning 
  • Presenting & displaying work – finishing skills for more professional-looking print work. 
  • Portfolio development– focusing on how to realise ideas through (or by incorporating) printmaking 

Karen Stansfield
Printmaker Educator

karenstansfield.co.uk

  • Project management for delivering creative workshops in various educational settings / outreach projects. (budgeting, planning, evaluating etc.)