Hybrid Printmaking: Masterclass
We are excited to welcome back Sumi Perera to WYPW – artist, printmaker and winner of our 2015 Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking. On this experimental weekend masterclass, learners will focus on developing multiple plates using collagraph, etching and drypoint printmaking techniques. Participants will then be shown how to ink up their plates in multiple different ways and combinations using intaglio, relief and embossing techniques, to generate numerous different permutations of image from the same plate. Sumi will also demonstrate how plates can be superimposed, realigned, swapped, or using with pre-existing plates to create hybrid, one-off prints.
Sumi will bring examples of her work to demonstrate the techniques taught, and there will be opportunity for group evaluation of the work produced, and discussion of methods of presentation of the prints developed over the weekend, including installations, artist books and 3D objects.
Some previous experience of intaglio printmaking would be useful for this course, however this is not essential and beginners can be accommodated, although beginners may just want to focus on using one technique to generate plates.
Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, who generates mixed media installations, usually bearing the narrative of a bookform. Sumi has undertaken many residencies: a teaching residency at CAFA, Beijing (2007), the AIR for the National Open Art (2016) and is the first recipient of the RE Guest Artist Full Fellowship & Solo exhibition at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice (2017). She is a lecturer on the MA Printmaking course at the Middlesex University, London and runs workshops and masterclasses for many print collectives. Her work has won several international prizes, medals & awards, and is held in many public & private collections including the V&A (10 works), Tate Britain (8 works), Yale Centre for British Art (2 works), the Ashmolean, etc.
She is senior fellow of the RE, a fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, a full member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts-the Drawing Society and the 62 Group of International Textile Artists. She uses these skills in ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, stitch & drawing to devise composite interactive installations. She combines her background working as a doctor & scientist to incorporate CNC methods (laser/sandblasting) to introduce another strand to the work. More recent works are a series of sound installations using electroconductive inks to generate sound upon touch.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, plates, 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.
After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! Find out more about membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
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 endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.