Promoting Fine Art Printmaking across the Midlands
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 forscreenprinting, letterpress printing, stone and photoplate lithography, etching and drypoint etching, linocut, woodcut, mezzotint, collagraph, monoprintand more.
We send outThe Scoopevery two months. Read on for our news and updates - our exhibitions, projects, opportunities, artist talks, printmaking courses and more information about joining our printmaking community.
Kathryn is a visual artist and fine art printmaker based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She works for West Yorkshire Print Studio and exhibits nationally. Join us for an informal evening of discussion and dialogue as Kathryn talks about her lithography internship at LPW (for which she was awarded funding from Arts Council England) and her art practice. Read more about Kathrynhere
Is this a print? Is this an edition? How should I frame this? How can I exhibit this? In the first of our PRINT RUN series of talks, LPW artistsSarah KirbyandSerena Smithdiscuss the professional practice of printmaking, from signing your prints to preparing them for an exhibition.
Passion2Print is Leicester Print Workshop’s biennial exhibition of contemporary printmaking.
This year P2P 2014 will take over Leicester’s Cultural Quarter with the exhibition being held in multiple venues: Phoenix Café Bar, Curve Theatre’s exhibition areas and mezzanine and the LCB Depot’s café, gallery and Print Room.
P2P will promote printmaking through an ambitious, high quality exhibition of work by LPW artists. If you would like to take part this year please get in touch to become a member. Associate Membership is only £20 per year.Find out more
Life Drawing & Waterless Lithography,Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May, 10am - 4pm
Waterless Lithography is a process which uses silicone and water soluble materials to produce printable lithographic plates. It is perfect for people who like to draw and offers a great range of marks. This course is taking place atEmbrace Artsand Leicester Print Workshop. Day one takes place at Embrace Arts. Drawing directly from the life model onto printable lithographic plates you will explore mark making and composition. Then, on Day two you will learn how to print the plates at our studio.More information & course booking link
Letterpress & Little Books, Three Day Bank Holiday course.Saturday 24th May - Monday 26th May, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
This course will introduce you to the wonderful technique of letterpress. You will learn the processes of setting lead type, working up to A4 in size and will use our Adana, galley and Britannia presses. Once you have finalised your design and printed it, you will be shown how to create a simple book structure to house your prints. This course is suitable for beginners, artists wishing to explore type and designers wanting to develop practical letterpress skills.More information & course booking link
Monoprinting,Sunday 1st June 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Experiment with monoprinting on this day course and create vibrant, one off prints. You will experiment with mark making, stencils, painterly techniques, transfer monoprinting and use of mixed media to create simple unique prints quickly and with stunning effect.More information & course booking link
Introduction to Print,Thursday 5th June - Thursday 10th July, 6pm - 9pm
This popular 6 week evening course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. You will learn drypoint, monoprint, linocut, hard ground etching and collagraph techniques. With three hours per evening there is plenty of time for learning, development and experimenting.More information & a booking link
Full Colour Screenprinting (CMYK),Saturday 21st June 10.00am – 5.00pm.
During this day course you will learn how to produce full colour photographic screenprints onto paper. You will be shown how to separate a photographic image into four colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), how to transfer your image to a silkscreen and print onto paper. The course will focus on colour, registration and layers in addition to enabling you to continue developing your screenprinting skills, making it ideal as a next step for those that have attended the introduction to screenprint course and want to extend their learning and refine their technique.More information & course booking link
You can reserve a place on any of our courses using the online booking links, by email, or by calling us on 0116 255 3634. We can take payment by card over the phone, or you can send payment by cheque if you prefer.
Our workshops atLakeside Arts Centrein Nottingham run alongside the exhibition programme at Djanogly Art Gallery.
Using the Perminder Kaur exhibitionHiding Outas your starting point you will create rich, tonal collagraph plates inspired by structured lines, bold shapes and sculptural forms.
Collagraph is an unique printmaking technique in that you can combine adding layers of adhesive or solid material to add texture to the surface of a printing plate, as well as cutting away, scoring and drawing into the surface of the plate. This makes it possible to incorporate both intaglio and relief methods on one plate.
Want to treat someone special to a printmaking gift?
Our gift vouchers can be made up to a value of your choice and redeemed on our ourses, browser prints and membership.
Becoming a Member of LPW
We offer two types of Membership:Full Print MembershipandAssociate Membership.
Full Print Memberscan use our studio during our Open Access hours to make work.
To become a Full 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 Workshop pleaseget in touch.
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 LPW artist - a monthly newsletter filled with printmaking news and opportunities, the chance to take part in our exhibitions, specialist materials at affordable prices and the opportunity to be featured free on our website.
Associate Membership is £20 per year. Please get in touch for more information and join our printmaking community!