The Scoop - News from Leicester Print Workshop, November 2013
The Scoop- News from Leicester Print Workshop, November 2013 Promoting Fine Art Printmaking across the Midlands Our new course programme forJanuary - July 2014will be launched at ourPrintmaking Bazaaron Wednesday 6th November, 6pm - 9pm. Join us to celebrate printmaking - share the news with your friends, family and colleagues and join the event on facebookhere. Come along and be the first to book onto next year’s courses, including Bank Holiday specials in letterpress & textile screenprinting, a return from much-loved artist Carry Akroyd and an introduction to silk aquatint collagraphs. View our courses onlinehere. The new course programme will be live on our website by Monday 11th November. You can reserve a place on any of our courses using the online booking form, by email, or by calling us on0116 255 3634. We can take payment by card over the phone, or you can send payment by cheque if you prefer. We send outThe Scoopevery two months. Read on for news and updates from our studio in Highfields, Leicester - our exhibitions, projects, opportunities, artist talks, upcoming inhouse and offsite printmaking courses, more information about joining our printmaking community and pleasevisit our websitefor more information.
Our secondPrintmaking Bazaaris taking place here at LPW on Wednesday 6th November, from 6pm - 9pm. We hope you can join us.
We'll be selling hand-printed gifts, Christmas cards and vouchers for printmaking courses. The focus is our fundraiser, The£25 Original Print Extravaganza. View a selection of prints that will be available on the evening onour Flickr page.
Why not treat someone special to something a bit different this Christmas? More information about the Bazaar here. Are you planning on coming along?Join the event on Facebook! A Summer Alphabet- Print & Film A Summer Alphabetis a fundraising print project produced by LPW artistPeter Clayton. The print will be launched at our Printmaking Bazaar in a limited edition of 27 four colour silkscreen prints, sold at £27 each. All the money raised from sales of the prints will go towards our fundraising target for this year.
Our Communications & Admin Officer, Katharine Brown filmed and interviewed Peter as he made the edition, and this footage has been edited into a beautiful short film that you can watchhere.Enjoy!
Pre-order your copy ofA Summer Alphabethere We have spaces on the following courses coming up in November & December: Inhouse courses,at Leicester Print Workshop Big Type in a Weekend -extra date added due to popular demand, Saturday 23rd November 10am - 4pm. Working on A3 paper and using larger type, you will learn how to set, ink and print type to create striking, bold posters using a range of ink colours. Ideal for type lovers everywhere. Paper engineering - origami and book folding, Sunday 17th November, 10am - 4pm. Using a variety of paper based materials you will explore methods of origami, paper engineering, pop-up and simple bookmaking techniques to create stunning pieces of paper sculpture. Monoprinting,Sunday 1st December 10am - 4pm. Learn a unique take on monoprinting with our Artist in ResidentKate Da'Casto. Offsite@ Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Introduction to Silkscreen & Stencils,Saturday 7th December 10.30am - 4.30pm.Inspired by the work of Joseph Beuys and working on a small scale you will explore the basics of this popular technique. Offsite@ Rufford Craft Centre, Olerton, North Notts Introduction to Lino Cut and Collage,Saturday 9th November 10.30am - 4.30pm. Experiment with relief printing and collage techniques. Offsite@ Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham Drawn and Direct Monoprinting,Saturday 15th February 2014, 10am - 4pm. Explore monotype and block printing techniques.
We're delighed with our partnership withCompton Verneyand our exhibitionA Fantastical Animal Alphabetwhich runs until 15 December 2013.
Inspired in part by Compton Verney’s collection of the designer Enid Marx’s animal alphabet prints and to coincide with the Autumn exhibitionCurious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museumartists from Leicester Print Workshop have created an alphabet of prints. Read more
You can see brilliant new work by artistsPeter Clayton,Kate Da Casto,Alison D'Oyley, Sally Hill, Deborah Hopson-Wolpe, Sat Kalsi, Sarah Kirby, Soraya Smithson & Gemma Wright. Pop Up Studio
As well as the Alphabet, our Artist in Residence,Kate Da Casto is be based at a pop up studio at Compton Verney on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the exhibition. Kate can be found sketching and preparing new work for a special edition for Leicester Print Workshop & Compton Verney as well as talking about and demonstrating various printmaking techniques to visitors. A Fantastical Animal Alphabetis at Compton Verney until 15 December.Compton Verney,Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ Practical Dialogueexhibition atEmbrace Arts,Leicester until 6 December 2013 Practical Dialogueis a new project & exhibition created and led by former LPW Artist in ResidenceSue Baker Kenton.
Two tutors from LPW,Peter Claytonand Serena Smithtogether with Sue are partnered with three artists, the photographerGordon Millar, and paintersRichard DevereuxandGino Ballantyneto produce new work in a printmaking collaboration. The show includes screenprints, lithographs and etchings as well as artist books and proofs.Read more Practical Dialoguewill be at Embrace Arts until 6th December 2013.Embrace Arts,Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA Desperate To PrintatThe Print Room,until 7th January 2014
The Print Room is our exhibition space at the LCB Depot. Currently showing is an exhibition of new work by LPW member and trusteeLiza Lee.
Working in collagraph, linocut and screenprint, Liza captures the cells and matter that defines us, presenting a microscopic world of possibilities.Read more Desperate To Printis at The Print Room until 7th January 2014.LCB Depot,31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE. The Depot is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. The Print Room is sometimes used for meetings, so please call the LCB Depot on0116 261 6800to check availability before making your visit.
Twilight Printmaking Sessions for Art Teachers & Technicians
To complement our workshops in schools we offer art teachers and technicians a termly 3 hour session designed to provide an opportunity to learn new skills or revisit old ones, in a sociable environment.
Take your choice, experiment with lino, drypoint, collagraph and take away some ideas that can be adapted to your own learning enviroment.
If you want to know more about printmaking workshops we run with teachers or within schools and community settings pleaseget in touch.
Our next session runs on Tuesday 3rd December from 6pm - 9pm, at the special offer price of £12.50 (usual price £25), Why not learn some new printmaking skills and brighten up your classroom with prints?Book your place here.
Visiting Leicester Print Workshop
We are currently openTuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 8pm and Thursday 10am - 5pm,plus the first full weekend of every month,Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
We are next open for Open Access on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November, followed by Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December. We always welcome visitors to the studio.Please get in touchif you would like to visit the studio so we can make sure that a technician is available to show you around.
Becoming a Member of LPW
Leicester Print Workshop is the centre for Fine Art Printmaking in the Midlands.Our fully equipped studio based in Highfields, Leicester, close to the City Centre and Leicester Rail Station welcomes beginners and experienced printmakers alike.
We have facilities at the studio for screenprinting, letterpress printing, stone lithography, etching and drypoint etching, linocut, woodcut, mezzotint, collagraph, monoprint and more.
We offer two types of Membership;Full Print MembershipandAssociate Membership. Full Print Memberscan use our studio during Open Access hours to print. Our Open Access hours are Tuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 8pm and Thursday 10am - 5pm., plus the first weekend of every month, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm.
To become aFull Print Member,you must be fully competent in your chosen printmaking technique. Often a course is all you need to get started.View our course programme online here.If you would like to become a member of Leicester Print Workshopplease get in touch. More information about becoming a member of LPW can be foundhere. Associate Membershipis perfect for those who do not need to use the printmaking facilties of the Workshop but who would like to benefit from some of the perks of being a member of LPW - a monthly newsletter filled with printmaking news and opportunities, the chance to take part in our member exhibitions, access to our framing area, specialist materials at affordable prices and the opportunity to be featured free on theLPW website.
Associate Membership is £20 per year. Pleaseget in touchfor more information and join our printmaking community!