West Yorkshire Print Workshop

WYPW facility
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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.
CMYK prints on a rack

CMYK Screen Printing – Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – October

  • 11 October 2016 10:30-11:30am

Join printmaker and WYPW technician Kate Desforges for a demonstration of the CMYK four colour separation screen printing process. Kate has recently spent time making a new limited edition print using this technique for sculptor Jonathan Trayte for his solo exhibition at the Tetley in Leeds.

These 1 hour morning sessions will focus on technique, practise and making, and will comprise of practical demonstrations and talks led by practising artists and printmakers. The sessions are intended to encourage, inspire, and generate ideas and conversation about printmaking, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. If you are not a member, or indeed a printmaker, they can act as taster sessions to show you just what printmaking is all about. If you are a member, the sessions can offer valuable hints and tips to help further your printmaking practise, or introduce you to a new technique.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10.00

Morning session
Tuesday 11th October 2016
10.30 – 11.30

Paypal via website

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/cmyk-screen-printing-printmakers-toolkit-session-october/#!prettyPhoto

Letterpress blocks

Introduction to Letterpress – October

  • 15 — 16 October 2016 11am-5pm

Learn to print letterpress! This course will show you all the basics of setting and printing wood and lead type, to create posters, books and stationery.

Nick Loaring is from The Print Project, a letterpress printing collective based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, keeping the skills and art of letterpress alive! He is committed to producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch and to working on projects which are inspiring, responsible and thought provoking.

During the course you will have the option to work with a selection of wood and lead type in a range of typefaces and sizes. We have an 8 x 5” Adana press for printing small work, and a large Imperial platen press for printing larger wood type.

*Please note that if you wish to use the workshop for making your own work after the course, you can use WYPW’s selection of lead type, up to 30pt size. Nick brings in his own wood type for use during the course, which is not available to use after the workshop. We are always looking to add to our collection of type, and build on our letterpress facilities, but do not as yet have any larger wood type available for members to use.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£135.00

Weekend course
Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th October 2016
11 – 5 Saturday, 11.30 – 5.30 Sunday

Paypal via website

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/introduction-letterpress-october/

Japanese woodblock printing

Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga) – October

  • 15 — 16 October 2016 10am-4pm

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top printmaking technique. Over the course of the weekend you will learn the basic skills to transfer and carve a ‘key line’ and colour separation blocks, in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking. With no press required, only a hand held barren, you will learn techniques to achieve various print effects, from ‘sesame printing’ to ‘bokashi’ (gradation), while registering your multi-block image through the simple traditional ‘kento’ system. You will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible, water-based printmaking method which provides endless possibilities.

Lucy May Schofield learnt Japanese printmaking and paper making techniques while recently living in Japan for 2 years. Lucy has taught nationally for almost 10 years and is an internationally renowned book artist with work in many collections. She has recently returned from a Printmaking residency in California.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£135.00

Weekend course
Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th October 2016
10 – 4


Paypal via website

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/japanese-water-based-woodblock-printing-mokuhanga-october/#!prettyPhoto

Monoprint/Collograph print

Introduction to Printmaking

  • 23 October — 6 November 2016

Come and get your creativity flowing in a friendly, artistic environment!

Designed for people who have little or no prior knowledge or experience of printmaking, this course will give you a taster of the variety of techniques and processes involved in making a hand-made print. Over 3 days, you will try your hand at the some of the key printmaking techniques offered and practised here at WYPW, including monoprint, drypoint, etching, linocut and screen print. By experimenting with different techniques, you will get a feel for which best suits you and your style of working, helping you to decide which you would like to practise and learn more of, with highly experienced tutors, in a professionally equipped environment.

You will be guided and encouraged by two experienced artists who use printmaking in their own art practice. Cath Brooke has been making prints since she was first hooked at an evening class at Leeds College of Art over 20 years ago. She has been facilitating community arts projects for many years including teaching print to beginners and those with experience. Her approach to producing prints starts with an idea developed from sketches, but then evolves as the process takes over and she responds to the unexpected marks and colours in each layer.

Neil Anderson worked in the commercial printing industry for over 25 years, and believes in learning the basics thoroughly then applying those in any way that fits with your personality and artistic ambitions. “There are no rules, printmaking is fundamentally the transferring of ink from one surface to another – you can be very precise with it or equally treat it in a very loose and free way. The main thing is that you learn, have fun and enjoy discovering printmaking’s huge potential.”

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£140.00

3 day course
Sunday 23rd / 30th October, 6th November 2016
11 – 4


Paypal via website

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/introduction-printmaking-october/#!prettyPhoto

Screen printed illustrations

Creating Artwork for Screen Print – CREATE! Workshop – October

  • 29 October 2016 11am-3pm

Experiment with different ways of generating imagery for screen print by hand! In this fun, experimental day workshop you will be encouraged to use different methods of black mark-making and shown a variety of techniques to create positive artwork ready for print. To illustrate the screen printing process you will then create a collaborative screen print using these methods which you can take home at the end of the day. The focus of the workshop will be on the creative process of making images, rather than the technicalities of the screen printing process. By the end of the day you will have learnt various skills and techniques in producing artwork for print, and be fuelled with inspiration to take your skills to the next level!

This short course is ideal for beginners as a taster, or those who already have some experience of screen printing but would like to experiment with new ideas.

Lisa Stubbs is an experienced screen printer and freelance illustrator currently working in children’s book publishing. She has written and illustrated her own children’s books, as well as exhibiting her screen printed works.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£40.00

Day workshop
Saturday 29th October 2016
11 – 3

Paypal via website

Website

http://www.wypw.org/shop/creating-artwork-screen-print-create-workshop-october/#!prettyPhoto

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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