Taking inspiration from the current exhibition of prints from the 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition in our gallery space, this workshop will focus on using stencil-based monoprinting techniques to develop a series of unique prints 20cm x 20cm in size.
Monoprints are prints which can only be achieved once, unlike other print processes, and so are completely unique. This workshop will allow you to develop a range of textured and patterned prints with multiple layers and colours. You will learn how to use oil based inks and use our etching press to create your own prints onto paper. The workshop is ideal for people who are completely new to printmaking, no previous experience is necessary. Those with an understanding of printmaking processes may wish to attend to experiment and develop their ideas.
Kirstie Williams is a practising designer and printmaker, creating both textile and paper based work.
She studied MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE teaching qualification at the University of Huddersfield in 2014. Kirstie previously worked as an Associate Lecturer for Short Courses at Leeds College of Art, primarily teaching printmaking in adult education. She is passionate about bringing together a new creative community in Leeds through the running and development of Leeds Print Workshop.
All course prices include basic materials such as ink and cartidge paper. We also stock a range of good quality printmaking papers including Somerset, Fabriano, Zerkall and Hanhnemuhle, which can be purchased as extra. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.