Leicester Print Workshop

Leicester Print Workshop
50 St Stephen's Road
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 1GG
England

Website

www.leicesterprintworkshop.com

E-mail

info@leicesterprintworkshop.com

Telephone

0116 255 3634

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Leicester Print Workshop has a passion for printmaking.

They promote, sustain and advance fine art printmaking as a contemporary visual art form; as a craft; as a focus for exhibitions and commissions; in schools, with community groups, to artists and to the general public.

They make a creative impression and a meaningful contribution to visual arts in the Midlands.

Leicester Print Workshop was first established in 1986 and became a registered charity in 1993. They are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

Dependent on exhibitions. Please see website for further details

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.

Introduction to Screenprint

  • 27 — 28 June 2015 10am-4pm

A two day course for those that want to learn screen printing onto paper. This weekend course introduces the main principles of the technique. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper, in addition to exploring layering, colour, registration and stencils. This course is ideal for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £130 / £117 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/introduction_to_screenprint/

Introduction to Print

  • 16 April — 21 May 2015 *on now

This popular 6 week evening course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further.

You will learn drypoint, monoprint, linocut, hard ground etching and collagraph techniques. With three hours per evening there is plenty of time for learning, development and experimenting.

Suitable for

Admission

£175 / £157.50 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/introduction_to_print_3/

Printmaking Special

  • 25 — 26 April 2015 10am-4pm

An experimental weekend course that explores line, texture, layers and colour using multiple printmaking processes. Working with techniques such as hard and soft ground etching and painterly and stencil mono-screenprinting you will overlay imagery, mix processes and explore colour to create striking one off prints.

This course is suitable for those new to printmaking and those wanting to take time out to play.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £130 / £117 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/printmaking_special/

Mezzotint Course

  • 9 May 2015 10am-4pm

The one day course will introduce you to the soft, subtle gradations of Mezzotint. Working with a ready rocked black plate you will use a tool called a burnisher to smooth away indentations to create light and tone. This process produces beautifully rich black prints with a characteristic dark, smoky quality.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £75 / £67.50 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/mezzotint_1/

Mono Screenprinting Course

  • 10 May 2015 10am-4pm

Mono-screenprinting is a way to create one off, unique prints using cut stencils, painterly methods and drawing. This one day course will introduce you to this spontaneous technique, enabling you to experiment with colour, layers and mark making.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £80 / £72 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/mono_screenprinting/

Photoplate Lithography Course

  • 16 May 2015 10am-4pm

An alternative to stone lithography, this process enables hand drawn, photographic or digital film positives to be transferred onto lithographic plate and printed on an etching press. You will be shown how to prepare imagery, expose and develop your plate, then ink and print. There will be the opportunity to work on two plates during the day, enabling you to experiment with different types of imagery and results.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £75 / £67.50 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/photoplate_lithography/

Big Type

  • 17 May 2015 10am-4pm

Working on A3 paper and using larger type, you will learn how to set, ink and print type to create striking, bold posters using a range of ink colours. Ideal for type lovers everywhere.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £75 / £67.50 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/big_type_1/

Japanese Woodblock Printing Course

  • 23 — 25 May 2015

Japanese woodblock, or mokuhanga, is a printmaking technique that has a variety of beautiful effects, ranging from delicate washes of transparency, to bold vibrant colours.

With traditional tools, wood and paper, learn how to carve and print your own pictures, and bring a new twist to old printmaking traditions.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £125 / £112.50

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/japanese_woodblock_printing_1/

ARTIST TALK: Maria Rosaria Digregorio

  • 2 June 2015 6-8pm

Saria Digregorio is Leicester Print Workshop’s Letterpress Apprentice. Saria is a designer and a typographer based in Nottingham. She trained at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Bari and in the department of Arts and Design of the IUAV University of Venice. She is co-editor of Progetto Grafico, the international graphic design magazine and co-founder of Zabar , an open group of designers focused on re-use and self-production, a homemade print studio and a self-publishing house. During the evening Saria will discuss her letterpress apprenticeship and the projects she has worked on during her time at Leicester Print Workshop.

Suitable for

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/artist_talk_maria_rosaria_digregorio/

Introduction to Bookbinding

  • 13 June 2015 10am-4pm

An introduction to bookbinding, suitable for beginners, artists and designers wanting to develop practical bookmaking skills. Participants will explore basic book structures and their expressive potential, learn origami tricks to avoid glue and thread and get useful tips to make homemade books and portfolios.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £75 / £67.50

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/introduction_to_bookbinding/

Experimental linocuts

  • 14 June 2015 10am-4pm

Our workshops at Lakeside Arts Centre run alongside the exhibitions at Djanogly Art Gallery and often take their inspiration from the artists and artwork on show.

Experiment with linocut on this one day course. You will learn how to cut and print a linocut before extending your learning and experimenting with colour, collage, layers, registration, papers and background.

Suitable for

Where

Lakeside Arts Centre

Admission

Cost: £55 / £50 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/experimental_linocuts_1/

Block Printed Lampshades

  • 20 — 21 June 2015 10am-4pm

During this one day course you will learn how to block print onto fabric and create your own beautiful, hand printed lampshade.

Using the linocut technique you will create a simple and effective block and print using fabric inks. You will experiment with a variety of repeat pattern techniques and create a length of fabric ready to construct a contemporary lampshade by hand. Each participant will go home with their very own lampshade ready to light up and admire.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £130 / £117 concessions

Website

http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/courses/block_printed_lampshades/

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