Indulge yourself in this 3 day workshop with experienced printmaker Jo Gorner, learning how to combine the techniques of etching and woodblock prints. The course will enable you to explore the distinctive qualities of marks and textures within each process and investigate how these can be combined and layered to yield more complex and interesting prints. A hands on and creative workshop which will also allow you to play with the possibilities of multiplate /block printing and the subtleties of materials.
The first day will be focused on creating an etching using a range of basic techniques, primarily hard and soft ground. The second day will be used to make a woodcut using plywood. The wood block will reference the image created the previous day on the etching plate. The final day will be focused on printing, exploring colour and technique to create the final piece.
This course is specifically designed for those who wish to develop new ways of working and experiment with their print practice.
Your tutor: Jo Gorner
Jo Gorner is an experienced printmaker; primarily working in etching and relief. She completed her first degree at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, where she was taught printmaking by Jean Lodge, who studied with S W Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris, and who was inspirational in her rigorous approach and experimentation. Jo went on to complete an MA in print at Manchester Metropolitan University. She established her own printmaking studio at Dean Clough, Halifax, in 1991.
Jo exhibits widely and has work in private and public collections, including the Department of Prints & Drawings of the British Museum.
This course is aimed at those who have some experience of printmaking and the basic techniques of etching and woodcut.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and 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/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.