Join guest tutor and printmaker Stephen Fowler for a fun filled 2day workshop exploring the art of rubber stamp printing!
Nearly everyone has the means of rubber stamp production in their pencil case: an eraser, scalpel, pencil and maybe even a stamp pad, all that’s needed is something to print on. When choosing an eraser, the common misconception is ‘the bigger the better’ but this is an error. Unlike linocut printing and other forms of relief printing, it isn’t purely a means of reproducing a motif, picture or design.
Working with small to medium sized erasers forces stampers to be creative & inventive. A brick stamp can print a wall, a house, street, town and even a city. Stampers aren’t confined to the print room/studio. Stamping is a portable medium, you can take it anywhere, print anywhere, not just on paper but walls, food, and human bodies for instance.
During the 2-day course you will learn who to carve rubber stamps from erasers and purpose made rubber stamp material. You will make single, and multiple colour stamp prints. You’ll be taught how to mount stamps on wood, position stamps, mask stamps, create repeat pattern stamps and make a small rubber stamp zine containing everyone’s stamp impressions. You will leave with a number of carved stamps, mounted stamps, prints and a limited edition collaborative publication containing the groups stamp print impressions.
Participants will learn about the joys, immediacy and inventiveness of carved rubber stamps. The medium is an ideal introduction to relief printmaking and any form of DIY print.
Your tutor : Stephen Fowler
Small press publications, rubber stamps and alternative printmaking are the focus of the course tutor, Stephen Fowler’s, practice. His zines and artists’ books are held in national collections such as Tate Britain and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Fowler has run collaborative and experiential workshops in drawing and printmaking at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Birmingham Library, the V&A, Hayward Gallery’s Wide Open School, and Margate’s Turner Contemporary gallery. He is also a senior lecturer on Worcester University’s Illustration Degree Course. His book on Rubber Stamping, published by Laurence King is out now.
This course is ideally suited to for artists, educators, printmakers and illustrators who have some or no experience in printmaking.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
After attending a taster session, you will be able to join WYPW as a member to continue to practice the skills you have learned. Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course and you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: