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


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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


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

Services and facilities

Additional info

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





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





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





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






01924 497 646

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