A chance to learn about a basic printmaking technique in this fun, hands-on workshop, and to produce a number of prints to take home.
1 August 2017
Galway Print Studios annual Print Exchange is back. EP’17 is a unique opportunity for artists to connect with other artists and printmakers across Ireland. It is an exciting way for you to grow a collection of contemporary fine art while also promoting your work. Participants will produce an edition of twelve prints in any theme. You will then receive ten randomly selected prints from other participants in the exchange. Galway Print Studio will retain one print for our archive and one print to be exhibited in The Black Gate Cultural Centre Galway, in August of 2017.
The cost of taking part in the Print Exchange is €16 and if you have any questions please email the EP’17 team at firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details visit www.galwayprintstudio.ie/exchange-of-prints-2017/
Sunday 19 March, 10.30am to 4.30pm | Cost: €75
National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4,
Tutor: Debora Ando. This workshop starts with an introduction to materials, equipment, and tools and then moves onto the portfolio, where participants can see examples of prints made by other students and professional artists. Then, there will be a brief demonstration of the process, before participants start to create their own prints. Discussion relating to lines, composition, drawing, and basic notions of colour printing using chine collé and some collage will also be incorporated. This is a great taster workshop if you have never done printmaking before. It is fun and unique and is a great experience for all levels of artistic background with results guaranteed!
Max. 8 people, Booking essential.
17 February, 10am to 4pm
In this workshop you will create prints using the cyanotype process and use objects that hold a hidden narrative or some meaning for you.
Cyanotype: Create your own unique and beautiful photograms; cyanotype is a heliographic sunlight printing process which produces stunning blue prints on paper. We will expose prints using a UV exposure unit and develop the prints in water.
Please bring thin objects such as lace, small baby clothes, foliage, feathers and an opaque pen for drawing and writing. You may also bring photographic negatives or digital negatives. Chunky objects will not work as we are using an exposure unit.
The object you bring should be firm enough to press into dampened tissue paper. Soft items are not suitable for this process. Small items with texture are best.
Please bring objects that are not precious, as we will be using water in the paper castings which is part of the cyanotype printing process.
Places are limited for this workshop and places will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please email Hugh O’Donnell on email@example.com or phone (028) 9023 9450 to book a place. Please include a contact telephone number in your booking email.
If you need audio description or BSL, please inform ADF in advance along with booking your place. Light refreshments will be provided but do bring a packed lunch and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy!