We are excited to welcome 2017 Flourish Award winner Liz K Miller for this exciting masterclass in chiné-collé intaglio printing! Using the delicate process of Chine-collé, participants in this workshop will combine multiple intaglio images into single prints, providing wider printing options for etchers, through experimentation with layers, colours and textures.
Techniques covered will include printing onto lightweight Chine-collé paper from pre-made etching plates, combining these images with a second plate, and bonding the two sheets of paper together in the Chine-collé process. Participants will learn skills in advanced multi-plate intaglio printing techniques, paper bonding, Chine-collé glue making, and multi-layer image possibilities.
Beginner etchers will experience a fast track to advanced printing techniques and more experienced etchers will have the opportunity to expand their printing repertoire and skill set. Etching plates to print from will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pre-made etching pates to experiment with, up to A4 size.
This workshop follows Liz K Miller’s solo exhibition The Circular Scores at the Huddersfield Art Gallery (10 November 2018 – 2 February 2019) in which these printing techniques are used extensively. A talk and performance of the artwork on 17th November at the Huddersfield Art Gallery describes the ideas and process behind the printed Circular Scores.
Through the visual language of mapping and notating, Liz explores the seductiveness of cycles and repetitive patterns to the human condition. She investigates how repetition is ingrained in our psyche, how it seeps into our being and is made manifest in our behaviour and our creations. Liz’s sound visualizations re-invent and deconstruct musical score in order to visualize the complexity of sound within time and space. The score is performed and re-interpreted in collaborative events with musicians – recasting the role of the artist as both the visualizer of the musical piece, and as the facilitator of new music.
At the Royal College of Art, Liz’s practice-led PhD combines sound-visualization and eco-acoustics. This sensory-immersive study aims to highlight the structure, complexity, and fragility of the forest green water cycle, reflecting upon our relationship to, and our dependency on, the forest hydrological cycle.
Exhibitions and performances of Liz’s work include: the Flourish Award, Mirfield (2017), London Design Festival (2017), the International Print Biennale, Newcastle (2016), the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2014 and 2017) and the Golden Centaur Lithography Exhibition, Munich (2009). She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (BA), Camberwell College of Art (MA), and was a print fellow at the Royal Academy Schools (2013 to 2016).
The workshop is flexible and all levels can attend. We will be focusing on the printing of etching plates. Those with some etching experience will learn advanced techniques in printing. It is an ideal opportunity to bring your own pre-made plates to print from and enhance their printing possibilities. Beginners are also welcome, however as we will not be plate making, plates for beginners to print from will be provided.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavor to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.
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