In our July Printmaker’s Toolkit Session, join artist, printmaker and WYPW technician Kate Desforges for a demonstration of Japanese Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga). Kate will have recently returned from a six-week artist residency in Japan to learn the technique from master printmakers, so she will also talk a little bit about her time there, and show some of the work she made during the residency.
A continuing theme throughout Kate’s work is drawing attention to the ordinary. The overlooked areas of everyday life are a constant source of inspiration – corners, unoccupied spaces, landscapes, shadows, solitary objects and moments of stillness. She uses drawing, printmaking, collage, photography and film as mediums to form, distill, and abstract her ideas and imagery, keeping experimentation and the physical act of making at the core of her practice.
These 1 hour morning sessions will focus on technique, practise and making, and will comprise of practical demonstrations and talks led by practising 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 just what printmaking is all about. If you are a member, the sessions can offer valuable hints and tips to help further your printmaking practice, or introduce you to a new technique.
All welcome! From those who have never done any printmaking before to experienced printmakers.
Kate Desforges is an artist and printmaker based in Leeds, and has been Technician here at WYPW for over ten years. In 2013 she undertook a year’s fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop in Stone Lithography, and loves experimenting with new processes to use in her own work and to implement at WYPW.
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