Thinking Through Printing – Print and Environment (Borders/Edges/Lines/Boundaries)
Exploring the connections between image, print and environment, the course will enable you to develop thoughtful approaches to working from and with material gleaned from your surrounding habitat. An exciting weekend workshop which aims to encourage print-makers with a range of technical skills to develop their own ideas and practice through experimentation with a range of techniques and multiple processes.Lines that mark transitions between one area and another, that may appear fixed yet are subtly shifting over time. During the weekend you will work across different areas of the workshop exploring a range of processes – each participant will have the opportunity to use drypoint, mono print, masking, chine colle, collagraph, stencil and carborundum. You will also be printing from flat found, salvaged and natural forms. There will be a rotation of workshop space and processes to allow a full range of experimental practice!
This workshop kick starts our new ‘Thinking through Printing’ series – designed to build upon your existing printmaking knowledge and push your creative approach through thinking and exploration, each session will be a an exciting combination of discussion, investigation, technique and experimentation! Inspired by anthropologist Tim Ingold’s text ‘Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture’ (2013) in which he explores the idea that the thought process of makers and the materials they use are in a continuous process of influencing one another; our ‘Thinking through Printing’ workshops seek to promote ways in which you may begin to investigate an idea through the medium of print.
Your tutors :
Claire Morris-Wright is a contemporary Fine Artist living and working in rural Northamptonshire.Her work has grown through a wide range of different Art media including ceramics, drawing, textile and printmaking. In all of these she tests and stretches the limits of the different media to facilitate her viewpoints that emerge predominantly from an encounter with landscape. Claire is one of the founding members of the Knighton Lane Artists studios and Leicester Print Workshop.
Sam Hodge – Patterns of growth and disintegration are the focus of Sam Hodge’s work with paint and print. Her natural science background and training as painting conservator have also given her an interest in our responses to the shifting and unstable nature of our material world; our attempts to understand, control, collect and invest matter with meaning. Sam is based in East London; working from a studio at Chisenhale and at East London Printmakers.
Those with some basic printing experience in of some of the processes utilised during this course would be beneficial.
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.
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.