Tutor: Fabian Osborne
For our May Printmaker’s Toolkit Session, we welcome our very own Fabian Matthias Osborne! Fabian graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in 3-d design, where he specialised in ceramics. Since starting work at WYPW, he has been experimenting with lino-etching in his ‘night owl’ print sessions with fellow printmaker Jenny Thomas, to create his stunning prints, finding similarities in his approaches his printmaking and his ceramics. Come along for a demonstration of the techniques he uses and an insight into his artistic practice.
“I have always been fascinated by the forms and hidden patterns found within the landscape, both natural and manmade. The idea of shapes and surfaces constantly changing has led to my interest in weathering and erosion. The discovery of lino etching has helped me replicate this natural process by distressing the surface of the lino.
Photography influences much of my decision making about the marks and patterns I create on my blocks. My latest explorations relate to my recent visits to Anglesey and Scotland, recording stone erosion by the sea.”
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 practise, or introduce you to a new technique.
All course prices include basic materials.
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.