Print your New Year’s resolutions and affirmations or just take up a new skill for the year in this letterpress taster session and charity fundraiser.
Beat those January blues away and come and play with our Galley Press and Showcard Press to create some mono-printed wooden type and words – all at the same time as helping contribute to our fundraiser campaign, raising money for WYPW to run accessible printmaking activities for young people here in our new Huddersfield Piazza print space – sounds like a winning combo right?!
This is a fun, messy course where you’ll get to print with Lyme Bay Press fluorescent inks – perfect to bring a ‘pop’ of colour to the start of your year!
nb. This workshop will be taking place at our new Huddersfield site where we’ve still got to put some of the final touches together before our official opening in the Spring of 2024. So, if you fancy a sneak peak at what’s going on behind the scenes; why not join us in playing with print and words – spread out, make a mess and no one will mind!
Your tutor: Clare Alton-Fletcher
Clare Alton-Fletcher is the Director of West Yorkshire Print Workshop and a letterpress artist. In addition to tinkering in the letterpress area of the workshop and slowly collecting more and more of her own wooden type (apparently you can never have too much type!); she keeps herself busy running the print workshop and writing poetry.
Clare enjoys the tactile nature of wooden type, specifically when it’s old, a little tired and has developed many inherent imperfections from the many years of its hard use and labour capturing words and phrases for letterpress prints. She particularly loves creating and exploring monoprint alongside letterpress, with the ‘clunk’ and ‘judder’ of the artform bringing a sense of unpredictability!
Clare has taught pre-schoolers through to adult groups anything from portraiture to story-telling workshops and is looking forward to championing the joys letterpress with you, and pretty much anyone who’ll listen!
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or who want a process refresher. The only requirements are an experimental approach and an open mind!
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
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:
WYPW @ The Piazza Shopping Centre. Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS