Etching Impossible Landscapes: Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – February


Etching Impossible Landscapes: Printmaker’s Toolkit Session – February

Morning session
Tuesday 12th February 2019
10.30 – 11.30

1 in stock


Join Artist and Printmaker Susan Wright for our February toolkit session. Susan has recently graduated from the MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. She will talk about her current printmaking practice which uses traditional printmaking techniques such as etching, collagraph and monoprinting. She will show examples from the different techniques that she uses and demonstrate inking and printing one of her map-like etching plates, using a variety of colours.

Susan is interested in the way that landscapes are constantly in a state of flux; transformed and recast by human intervention. She creates imagery generated from discarded and eroding books, found within the local West Yorkshire landscape. Drawings based on decimated pages of these books are used to create complex, layered etchings, which incorporate ideas evoked by topographical features. The prints become map-like, map like symbols are added to the image to create new imaginary and impossible landscapes. Inevitably, the local Yorkshire landscape influences the work but is seen through a changed viewpoint. Susan’s prints reveal the tension between the fragility of the landscape seeking to assert itself and the increasingly overwhelming impact of humanity. The natural forces present in the environment are reproduced in the printing process – pressure, erasure, erosion and regrowth.

These 1 hour morning sessions focus on technique, practice and making, and comprise of practical demonstrations and talks led by practicing 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 what printmaking is all about. If you are a member or practicing printmaker, the sessions can offer valuable hints and tips to help further your printmaking practice, or introduce you to a new technique.

Experience level

All welcome! From those who have never done any printmaking before to experienced printmakers.

What’s next?

We hope that these sessions will inspire you to learn more about printmaking, or to develop your work in a new area of print. We have a range of courses for all levels, so why not have a look to see what else we have coming up? If you already have some experience of printmaking and would like to use our specialist printmaking facilities, then why not sign up for membership? Find out more about the benefits here:

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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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