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quinta-feira, 17 de abril de 2014

The Scoop - News from Leicester Print Workshop

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 for screenprinting, letterpress printing, stone and photoplate lithography, etching and drypoint etching, linocut, woodcut, mezzotint, collagraph, monoprint and more.
We send out The Scoop every 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.

What's Coming Up

Artist Talks at LPW
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 Kathryn here
PRINT RUN talks: Is this a print?
Wednesday 14th May, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.
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 artists Sarah Kirby and Serena Smith discuss the professional practice of printmaking, from signing your prints to preparing them for an exhibition.
P2P 2014
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
P2P 2014: 14 October to 12 December 2014
Phoenix Café Bar, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE
More about this exhibition

Spring & Summer Courses

Introduction to Etching, Four week evening class. Thursday 1st May - Thursday 22nd May, 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
This four week evening course will introduce you to the wonderful technique of etching.
Join our Artist in Residence Kate Da’Casto as she teaches you how to prepare and draw a plate, how to add tone and etch, then to ink and print. More information & course booking link
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 at Embrace Arts and 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.

Offsite @ Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
Collagraph, Structure, Shape & Line, Sunday 8th June, 10am - 4pm
Our workshops at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham run alongside the exhibition programme at Djanogly Art Gallery.
Using the Perminder Kaur exhibition Hiding Out as 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.
More about this course

Learning and teaching printmaking

We offer a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn and experience printmaking. This might be throughone to one tuition, in a school setting or a bespoke workshop for a group. In addition we also offer artist opportunities for post-graduate learning and twilight printmaking introduction & refresher sessions for arts educators.
Find out more

Vouchers for Printmaking

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. 
Find out more

Becoming a Member of LPW
We offer two types of Membership: Full Print Membership and Associate Membership.
Full Print Members can 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 please get in touch.
Associate Membership is 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!

Visiting Leicester Print Workshop
We are open Tuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 8pm and Thursday 10am - 5pm, plus the first full weekend of every month, Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
We always welcome visitors to the studio. Please get in touch if you would like to visit the studio so we can make sure that a technician is available to show you around.

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