West Yorkshire Print Workshop

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Based in Mirfield, the West Yorkshire Print Workshop is an open access printmaking facility and gallery.

We also run a regular programme of specialist printmaking courses and other related activities including arts and crafts activities and workshops for young people. We support artists and creative businesses by providing printmaking facilities, affordable studio spaces and exhibiting opportunities for members.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am - 3.00pm

Admission charges

Free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Postkarte: Postcards From the Front 9 July - 3 September 2016

  • 9 July — 3 September 2016 *on now

9 July - 3 September 2016

This rarely seen private collection of postcards from soldiers posted at the Front during World War 1 will be supplemented by art work made by local schools and community groups, and coincides with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

The exhibition explores the production of postcards and how they were used as a means of communication during the war; how communication methods have changed over 100 years; and how printmaking continues to be a vehicle for sharing personal stories and insights in our visual world.

There will be a programme of drop-in workshops for families in the gallery during the summer holidays.

This project has been made possible through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Find out more about the project on the Postkarte blog- http://postkarte.wypw.org/

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

West Yorkshire Print Workshop
75A Huddersfield Road, Mirfield
Huddersfield
West Yorshire
WF14 8AT
England

Services and facilities

Additional info

open access fine art printmaking facility and Gallery space. Disabled access

Admission

N/A

Website

http://www.wypw.org/blog/postkartepostcards-from-the-front/

Summer School – Innovative Intaglio Printmaking – August

  • 5 — 7 August 2016

Join our 2014 Flourish Award winner for an exciting workshop, which will focus on breaking the conventions of ‘traditional’ etching, exploring intaglio processes and collagraph techniques. We will experiment with multiplate, layering and colour techniques.

Working with drypoint, collagraph and etching processes, you will explore a wide variety of mark making methods. Tactile and sculptural marks can be produced by layering liquid ‘ground’ or wax onto a plate to act as a ‘resist’ or ‘stop-out’ to the etching solution. The zinc and aluminium plates are then etched multiple times using a solution of copper sulphate, to build up your image in layers. Spontaneous mark-making and ‘open bite’ lines will be explored and printed, often producing beautiful abstract compositions. You will learn to register multiple plates and work with a variety of shapes and compositions. You will also learn about paper, inking and registration techniques.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£195

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/summer-school-innovative-intaglio-printmaking-august/

Textile Screen Printing – Beginners – August

  • 13 — 14 August 2016 10am-4pm

Learn the basics of textile screen printing in our fully equipped workshop and take home t-shirts and bags and samples printed with your very own designs!

No experience necessary. The course covers making screens using the photo-exposure processes, and printing using water-based inks. 2 plain white t-shirts and 2 calico bags are included in the course cost, and extra are available to purchase on the day in a range of mens and womens sizes.

Karen Stansfield is a textile artist, studio holder and member at WYPW. Karen started her career in surface pattern design, specialising in printing onto cloth, embroidery and fashion garment construction. Over the past twenty five years she has worked in a wide variety of areas within the creative industries designing and making, which incorporated a period of time making costumes for television and theatre.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£130

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/textile-screen-printing-beginners-august/

Mono-Silkscreen Printing CREATE! Workshop – August

  • 20 August 2016 11am-3pm

Spend the day learning how to use a blank silkscreen to create one of a kind monoprints. The course will involve using hand cut paper stencils and drawing directly onto the mesh of the screen to create multi-layered, experimental work. Using this fun, freeing process you will come away with a stack of one off prints and a new skill.

Miriam Trent is a full time Illustrator/Designer, and uses printmaking in her work, mainly screen print and lino print. She has her own printed homewares business, Mintprint, and is passionate about design, art, illustration and surface pattern. She enjoys helping students to find their own path, and problem solving with them to achieve the results they want. Miriam has been teaching workshops at WYPW since 2011 when she won the Flourish Award for Printmaking.

If you have a hectic life and have to squeeze your creative time into a tightly-packed schedule, our CREATE! Saturday Sessions are for you! You can have your weekend morning lie-in, learn a new skill and indulge your creativity, and get home in time for tea! All our workshops are suitable for beginners and are taught by expert tutors, and the price of the course includes all materials.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£37

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/mono-silkscreen-printing-create-workshop-august/

Screen Printing Weekend – September

  • 17 — 18 September 2016 10am-4pm

Learn the processes involved in translating drawings and photographs into a screen print on paper.

Perfect for beginners or those who want to refresh their memory, this course will cover everything you need to get you started with screen printing. You will learn the whole screen printing process, including basic printing with paper stencils, preparing artwork for print, transferring your image onto a screen using the photo-stencil technique, printing using water-based inks, layering colours, and registration technqiues.

Explore this diverse medium in a friendly learning environment using our excellent facilities. Clare Caulfield is a practising artist and long-standing member and keyholder at WYPW, and exhibits her work nationally.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£130

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/screen-printing-weekend-september/

Reduction Linocut Weekend – September

  • 17 — 18 September 2016 11am-5pm

Join artist Scarlette Homeshaw for this two-day course exploring the reduction method of lino printing.

Unlike traditional lino printing, reduction lino involves cutting away the surface of one lino block in stages and printing each stage, layer by layer, on top of the last, creating a multi-coloured, tonal print. Intricate detail can be achieved as well as bold abstract imagery, the result can be as stylised and individual as the maker chooses.

Over the weekend you will develop a set of finished multi-layer lino prints as well as taking away with you the skills and knowledge to experiment with this highly adaptive technique. The course will cover each element of the process, from preparing your lino block, to carving, inking and printing, as well as registration methods and editioning your prints.

This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or wanting a process refresher. Scarlette Homeshaw is a Huddersfield based printmaker who specialises in reduction lino printing and was the winner of our 2013 Flourish Printmaking Award.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£130

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/reduction-linocut-weekend-september/

West Yorkshire Print Workshop
75A Huddersfield Road
Mirfield
West Yorkshire
WF14 8AT
England

Website

www.wypw.org

E-mail

info@wypw.org

Telephone

01924 497 646

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