This is a great opportunity to make prints working directly from a life model. We will be using two different printmaking techniques (monoprinting and waterless lithography) to explore and depict the human form in this exciting alternative to life drawing.
This three day course will provide an introduction to textile screenprinting and to producing a repeat design for fashion or textile furnishings.
We are also running courses offsite at Lakeside Arts at the University of Nottingham. Take a look at these here.
Reserve a place on any of our courses using the online booking links, by email, or by calling us on 0116 251 4174. We can take payment by card over the phone. Our August - December 2016 Course Programme will be out in May.
COURSES: Our First Week Long Summer Schools
We're really excited to be running our first ever week long Summer Schools this July. Take a week out to immerse yourself in learningLithography, Etching orLetterpress & Bookmaking in our beautiful new studio.
The Summer School runs Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July, 10am - 5pm. LAST SPACES AVAILABLE
WHAT'S COMING UP: Open Days and Family Activities
St. Georges Day Festival, Saturday 23rd April, 10.30pm - 4pm
On Saturday 23rd April we are opening up the Studio as part of the St. George's Day Festival for free family drop in activities insprired by the Evelyn Gibbs exhibition showing until 30th April and Exhbition Talks.
This event is FREE with no need to book, simply drop in!
Printmaking Men Open Event, Tuesday 12th April, 10am - 12pm
Printmaking Men is funded by LCC and devised by Age UK as part of Leicester's Health & Well Being agenda, aiming to increase opportunities for socialising, learning and creating for older men.
Men over 50 who are interested in trying something new are invited to come along to our studio on Tuesday 12th April from 10am - midday for an open event which will tell you more about our free five week linocut course.
The sessions are booked through Age UK, rather than LPW, so interested parties can call Nick Ladlow at Age UK on 0116 222 0559 or email email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: Small Print International, Leicester
Coinciding with our 30th Birthday,Small Print International celebrates printmaking in all its various forms.
The show opens at Leicester's Attenborough Arts Centre with a preview event on Friday 6th May, before touring to 5 UK venues.
Whilst in Leicester, Small Print Internationalwill be accompanied by a programme of exhibitions and events, including LIGHT LINE- an exhibition of work by selectors, Angela Harding and Wuon-Gean Ho at our LPW exhibition space, exhibitions of work by LPW Artists Sarah Kirby & Nick Mobbs, a Small Print Commission and the Small Print Symposium taking place on Tuesday 21 June.
VISIT: Our New Studio
Are you a printmaker, artist or deisgner looking for somewhere to make your work? If you would like to come and visit our new studio please get in touch and we can arrange a time to show you around.
Printmaker, painter, pioneer art educationalist and war artist, Evelyn Gibbs RE ARCA was one of the first women to win the coveted Prix de Rome for Engraving, in 1929.
This series of ten large scale etchings of rock formations were made in Evelyn Gibbs’ London Studio during the 1960s.
All the work is available to purchase with all money going towards LPW fundraising.
Our new Exhibition Space is open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 5pm with a late night until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Other LPW Exhibitions
Wrong Way - Prints in Progress by LPW Artist Tony Linde
Showing at The Print Room at LCB Depot, until 30th July 2016
Tony Linde is an ex-pat Australian. In early 2015 he returned to his homeland to visit family and, while there, toured the southeast quarter to visit a number of printmaking workshops. On this tour he was struck once again by the raw beauty of the country — and once again by the incongruity of his presence in the landscape, a remoteness that left a feeling of being completely ‘out of place’.
The Print Room is our exhibition space at LCB Depot. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, The Print Room is sometimes used for meetings, so please call the LCB Depot on 0116 261 6800to check availability before making your visit.
The Print Room at LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE
Learning and teaching printmaking
We offer a range of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn and experience printmaking.
Our new Education Space is designed for teaching larger school, college, university and community groups. Are you a teacher or arts educator? Join our Education mailing list for more news about the learning opportunities and support we offer.
Becoming a member of LPW
We offer two types of Membership: Associate Membership and Full Print Membership.
Associate Membership is perfect for those who do not need to use the printmaking facilities 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 and develop your practice with the support of a community of artists through our Workers Unite peer support sessions, specialist materials at affordable prices and the opportunity to be featured free on our website.
Associate Membership is £25 per year. Please get in touch for more information and join our printmaking community!
Full Print Members benefit from all these perks, and can use our studio during our Open Access hours to make work. Full Print Membership costs £55 (£45 concessions) for the year.
Membership is open to anyone who is comfortable working independently in the studio. You might have plenty of printmaking experience or you might have been on a LPW course or two. If you would like to become a member of Leicester Print Workshop please get in touch.
Support Leicester Print Workshop
We are a registered charity. We are one of the UK's leading open access printmaking studios and we're celebrating our 30th Birthday this year.
We offer affordable studio space and specialist support to printmakers, run education and outreach programmes to all ages and abilities and we deliver exhibitions and projects that take printmaking to new audiences.
You can support Leicester Print Workshop by signing up for regular donations, making a one off donation or by volunteering to help us.
Leicester Print Workshop is a registered charity, number 1025337. If you would like to make a donation or support our work please contact us.
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