Print Day in May 2024

Print Day in May takes place on the 4th of May, and this year we will be celebrating across both sites.

Please join us:
Saturday 4th May 10am – 2pm
Mirfield Workshop
&
Saturday 4th May 12:30pm – 2:30pm
WYPW on the Piazza, Huddersfield.

At our HQ in Mirfield we’ll have live print demos in Electro-etching, Anthotype Printing and Photo-lino Etching, all perfect for seeing some of the things we get up to at the workshop and inspiring you to have a go.

There’ll be Open Studios too so you can peek behind the scenes at what our resident artists get up to behind their closed doors and there’ll be work for sale in our gallery shop as we celebrate the talent of our member’s community. Oh and plentiful tea and cake too of course!!

At our Huddersfield site, be sure to bring the family along to our free drop in exploring Lego printing, you’ll also have the chance to take a look at our brand new ‘Flourish’ exhibition.

Our team will be on hand at both sites to answer any budding questions you have about what we do here at WYPW, our courses and membership and word has it there’s going to be  a cheeky little discount of 10% off all course bookings as well as FREE, yes free inductions for membership sign ups on the day.

So mark your calendars and be sure to come and visit us on 4th May.

We look forward seeing you!

Print Lab 1:

Electro-Etching

Join our Technician Kate and Studio holder and kinetic sculptor Jim Bond as they try out a new way of making etchings! An image is created on the surface of a metal plate by submerging it in an electrically conductive solution and applying electricity as a direct current to etch it.

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Print Lab 2:

Anthotype Printing – Photo-sensitive prints from plant

Join WYPW staff member and design researcher Caroline Pratt as she tries to create a photographic print using pigments found in your garden or fridge!  Using spinach, beetroot, turmeric, berries, (and even red wine!)

Print Lab 3:

Photo-lino etching

Explore the possibilities of using photographic images in lino printing with printmaker and WYPW staff  member Fabian Osborne.

Lego Printing in Huddersfield

Printing with Lego? That’s right, we will we using a range of flat Lego tile shapes to build up an image on a base plate. Then we will ink and these using our provisional press to create fantastic graphic images.