Monoprinting at Malham Tarn - one day course
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About the Course
One day printmaking workshop run by the Field Studies Council.
Monoprinting (monotype) is one of the most spontaneous and direct ways of printmaking with no two prints being alike. It is a great way to explore mark-making, texture and tone and on this workshop you will learn three different methods that can be used separately or combined to create really exciting images.
Monoprinting often appeals to painters and those who love drawing as it adds a new dimension to an artist’s work but it is also a method that requires no previous artistic experience and is suitable for total beginners.
Due to the fact that the printmaker is not investing huge amounts of time in creating blocks or plates, they are free to experiment and try out ideas. Hester will begin the class with a brief discussion of what a monoprint/monotype is, show examples and demonstrate the first technique. Participants will then have a chance to have a go themselves.
The emphasis will be on making and creating with lots of one-to-one tuition and the chance for group discussion. Participants will be shown how to print by hand and also with a press. As well as using imagery from the local area, there will be the opportunity to print from natural materials such as flowers, leaves and feathers.
Participants will need to bring old clothes or an apron. Everything else will be provided but you are welcome to bring sketches and photos that you think might inspire you. Hester will also have lots of inspirational material related to the local area should you wish to use it.
About the Tutor
Hester has a BA (Hons) in Illustration and works from her studio in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Her colourful and richly textured limited-edition collagraph prints reflect her appreciation of the natural landscape. She is a member of Leeds Fine Artists, Printmakers Circle, Printmaking Online and Ålgården Studios in Sweden.
Awards include an Extending Practice Award from Chrysalis Arts in 2011, which allowed her to work with the Mercer Gallery and the British and Yorkshire Museum, and she was one of ten artists selected to take part in Mirror Images, an international printmaking exhibition, which is showing simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Scotland, Finland and Sweden in 2015.
She has taught printmaking workshops privately and for organisations such as The Woodland Trust, ArtisOn Ltd, North Yorkshire County Council and Rural Arts. Her enthusiasm for teaching others how to create prints has found her not only offering studio-based classes but has led to some unusual fun events such as drop-in sessions for families in a woodland folly, creating monotypes and cyanotypes in the snow with teachers on an INSET day, teaching adults to create linocuts in the beautiful renovated conservatory at Scampston Hall and showing children how to make monotypes of live hens during a food festival at Swinton Park.
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What's included in the price?
Refreshments and a light lunch are included
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day.
Use of resources including library, workrooms and the Centre grounds.
Participants are requested to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00. Please report to reception on arrival. The
course will start at 10:00 and end at around 17:00.
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Course Start DatesSaturday 15th September 2018
- Child friendly
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly