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These classes are starting soon
Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm, 4 weeks starting April 28 Instructor: Douglas Collins Solarplate etching, or photopolymer gravure, is a versatile and safe, non-toxic medium that produces results akin to the finest etchings.
Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm, 9 weeks starting April 29 Instructor: Margaret Nussbaum Silkscreen is ideal for those who enjoy experimentation and a variety of approaches in art. It is especially suited for multi-color work. Water-based inks can be used on paper, fabric, canvas and metal to create infinite colors, textures and images.
Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm, 9 weeks starting April 29 Instructor: Frederick MershimerFor both beginners and experienced printmakers, this course focuses on traditional methods of working copper plates. The class covers etching, drypoint, aquatint, use of soft and hard grounds, combined techniques and color printing.
Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 pm, 9 weeks starting April 30Fridays, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, 9 weeks starting May 2 Instructor: Vijay KumarTraditional techniques of etching, drypoint, and aquatint, and the use of soft and hard gounds are demonstrated, as well as contemporary methods such as non-toxic photo etching, viscosity printing, toner and xerox transfer. Extensive work on a single plate and experimental techniques may be undertaken.
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm, 9 weeks starting April 30 Instructor: Arnold Brooks The most direct form of printmaking. The immediacy of the artist's hand is kept throughtout the process. The course covers the basic techniques of hand-drawn aluminum plates, photo-lithographic plates and printing in black-and-white and color.
APRIL EXHIBITIONS / IN THE GALLERY
Etchings and Monoprints
IN THE PROJECT SPACE
curated by Richard Turnbull
exhibitions viewing hours:
Mon 6-10pm, Tue-Fri 10am-10pm Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Scholarship Artist's Talk
Paige K. Bradley
Saturday, May 3, 2014
at 6:30 pm
Paige K. Bradley (b.1988) is from Los Angeles and studied fine art and printmaking at the California Institute of the Arts and the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland before receiving her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She works mainly in drawing, printmaking, and painting as well as animation and book arts.
In addition to her artistic practice she is a writer and critic forArtforumand has also published essays and criticism withThe Art Book Review, Los Angeles,The White Review, London, andArt in America. She has shown her work in Ireland and New York City and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Please join us for this informal presentation by the artist about the development of her work.
Image title, top right:Lake Air
Tracklights:MGC Member News
Anneli Armsis exhibiting her prints in an exhibition entitledAnimalia: Creatures
in Printatitmarksthespot., located at 508 West 26th Street, studio 7f, in NYC. The show is on view until May 8. For more information:917-304-0714 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Katerina Kyselicahas her work included in the group show entitledStructure, curated by Agnes Murray, at thePrintmaking Center of New Jersey, located in Branchburg, New Jersey. The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibition closes on June 14.www.printnj.org
Elin Rodsetha 2012 scholarship artist at MGC, is showing her prints in a three person exhibition,Collectors, with Islelin Kleiva and Tonje Boe Birkeland, at theTrygve Lie Galleryat the Norwegian Seamen's Church, 317 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. The show is on view until May 15.212-319-0370
Virginia Smit, Abby DuBowandDouglas Collinsare showing their prints in a exhibition entitled3 Uptownat theMehu Gallery, 21 West 100th Street, #1, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue in NYC, from May 15 to June 15. The opening is on May 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 212-222-3334
Amazing 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh just won the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with “Coleman,” her impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man.
The girl drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book. It took McDonagh around one month to create the portrait, which won her the top prize of $2,075 (€1,500). The young artist is the winner of the 16-18-year-old category and of the whole 2014 competition.
Prof. Declan McGonagle, the judging panel’s chairman and director of the National College of Art & Design, says that the girl’s work has positioned her “as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists of the future.”
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!
Held at the Royal Academy of Arts in April, the London Original Print Fair offers an opportunity to view works from all periods of printmaking, from the earliest woodcuts of Dürer, to the latest editions by contemporary masters. The intimate, boutique Fair provides a friendly atmosphere for both budding collectors and seasoned print enthusiasts to engage with dealers and artists.