Join print-maker Susan Wright for a 2 day, playful session making handmade papers and experimenting with it to create multi layered, 2d and 3d prints and collages.
The workshop will include making hand made paper from recycled and reused papers and offer the opportunity to enhance the papers with threads and other materials. Attendees will be shown how to shape the paper as it is being made and how to emboss it . Once dry, the papers will be printed using a variety of techniques including monotype, collagraph and if they wish, attendees own etched or drypoint plates. As much as possible, anything added to the paper or the collagraph plates made to print or emboss will include recycled materials.
The aim will be to produce a series of multi layered prints which could also be collaged or formed into simple books.
During the two days, the tutor will also demonstrate how to reform printed handmade papers into sculptural forms and objects.
Your tutor: Susan Wright
Susan is an artist/printmaker from Halifax, West Yorkshire, where she has a studio. She specialises in etching, collagraph and monprinting, producing both two and three dimensional work.
Her practice is concerned with archive and discarded artefacts and their relationship with the earth, it reflects both the delicate nature of each specific artefact and the tensions between the fragility of the physical landscape that it was found in. Both affected by the overwhelming destructive impact of humanity on the world, they reveal the insubstantial nature of the original artefacts and also reflect current threats to the stability of the earth.
The imagery, devised from the eroded edges of the found papers and texts, often suggest maps or landscapes and this forms a new topography, a new narrative embedded within them. Artefacts carry knowledge and information, they record human history and interactions. Through the transformative process of printmaking, the artefacts are renewed, and the prints therefore hold and record a different history. Often pieces of the original artefacts are included in each print, and for this reason the prints are rarely editioned in the traditional way.
The course is aimed at those with some prior knowledge of printmaking processes.
What’s included in this session?
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/
- 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: