Coinciding with the 40 year anniversary of Leeds Craft Centre and Design gallery and their exhibition ‘Coast’; join exhibiting artist printmaker Sarah Harris for a 2 day masterclass and have a go at some of the techniques behind her stunning prints. Over the course of the weekend, Sarah will discuss her process and guide you in producing your very own pen drawing which will form the basis of a multi-layered screen-print.
Learning some tricks of the trade direct from Sarah along the way; during the workshop you will explore some of the specific requirements and considerations of drawing for screen-print, including composition, perspective, linework, and progress in utilising these techniques to produce a piece which will become the starting point for your own small print edition.
This course includes learning the basics of water based screen printing using the photo emulsion method, where you will prepare screens, mix inks, print and learn to register individual layers.
Coast: Summer Print Exhibition at Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery
25th June – 1st October 2022.
Your tutor: Sarah Harris
Sarah Harris is an artist from Shipley who creates limited edition screen prints depicting landscapes, mainly from around Yorkshire. Working from original pen drawings, Harris’s work pays particular attention to the relationship between man-made and natural elements that are entwined into our landscapes and shows locations in a way that has been influenced by the artist’s memories and connections with these places. Sarah was a shortlisted artist for our Flourish Award back in 2014 and 2015, winning the People’s Choice Award in 2014.
This course is suitable for beginners and those who need a refresher, and can act as a lead-in to membership of WYPW so that you can continue to use and develop the techniques you have learned. Explore this diverse medium in a friendly learning environment using our excellent facilities.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
Covid-19 safety :
We continue to have everyone’s safety as our main priority. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- Each participant will be allocated an individual workstation and box of materials.
- During your time in the workshop, we will open windows/doors etc. to provide increased ventilation – this might mean it’s a little colder than usual so you might wish to pack an extra layer!
- The workshop has antibacterial/viral wipes, hand sanitiser which is to be used upon arrival and has increased the frequency of cleaning to communal areas.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member. As a member, you can continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/