West Yorkshire Print Workshop
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.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am - 3.00pm
Screen Printing Christmas Cards – Drop-in Workshop – December
- 5 December 2015 12-5pm
For a mere £5 per head you get to have a go at screen printing, and take away a set of 4 cards, printed by your very own hands, to send to friends and family.
This fun drop-in workshop will give you a very quick taster of the screen printing process, and runs alongside our winter exhibition – ‘Present’. We look forward to seeing you there!
Textile Screen Printing – Beginners – December
- 12 — 13 December 2015 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.
Karen devises and delivers workshops teaching printmaking and other art based skills to people of all ages and abilities within the Yorkshire region, working in both school and community settings. She also produces her own art work which she exhibits locally and nationally.
Creating Designs for Screen Print – Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – December
- 15 December 2015 10:30-11:30am
Join WYPW member, illustrator and printmaker Lisa Stubbs for a demonstration of her working process. Lisa is a regular in the workshops here, and she’ll be sharing her secrets of how she generates and outputs her images and turns them into beautiful, hand-made screen prints. Lisa has also recently published her own children’s book, entitled ‘Lily and Bear’.
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.
West Yorkshire Print Workshop
75A Huddersfield Road
01924 497 646