Monthly Archives: March 2015

Photopolymer Course Results

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January saw the return of Photopolymer Etching course in a different form. With artist, designer and ELP technician Helen Ashton taking the course they new they were in fantastic hands.

Their results were truly beautiful! The images that the students brought to work with were fantastic and produced some great results.

During the course, they focused on a combination of digital imaging software, UV exposing and traditional etching. They worked with Adobe Photoshop to output and expose their digital positives onto photosensitive polymer plates.

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They also got the opportunity to develop plates for relief printing, ideal for letterpress and logos, like the one featured above.

Photopolymer etching has so much potential and the results you can achieve are really exciting. You can get really fine detail and rich blacks.

Good work everyone!

If you’re inspired you can do one of our photopolymer courses at ELP with our technician Helen Ashton.

For more information about the course click here!

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Caroline Whitehead

About

 

Most of my recent prints are the result of many hours spent drawing in natural history collections in the UK and abroad. I often end up spending most time in bird galleries, and have come to realise that it is pretty much impossible to invent a bird that is stranger than one that actually exists. I have also become fascinated by flightless birds, and in particular by the sad story of the extinction of the great auk. As well as museum specimens, I am also interested in the strange, sometimes incongruous reflections, that appear in the glass windows of display cases.

Having previously worked mostly with screenprinting and collagraphy, last year I discovered mokulito at a workshop run at Ewa Budka, a project keyholder at East London Printmakers. Mokulito is a lithographic process that uses a wooden plate instead of the traditional stone or metal. Editions are small and variable, but I very much enjoy the freedom of drawing on wood and the subtle veils of colour that arise during printing. Currently I am experimenting with combining mokulito with screenprinting, as well as with polyester plate lithography. I am also one of eight artists invited to participate in Ghost[Ed.], a stone lithography project that will launch in summer 2015.

I studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and also have an MA in Sequential Design from the University of Brighton. I grew up in London, more recently spent 10 years living in Norway, and now live in Hackney.

www.carolinewhitehead.com

Artist Talk with Oscar Eaton

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Next up in our Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Oscar Eaton back to the studio. Oscar completed a residency at East London Printmakers at the end of last year.


During his residency at ELP Oscar Eaton produced a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn of the 20th century.

Oscar has been searching the Royal Geographic Society’s photographic archives and isolating imagery from the original footage of Scott and Shackleton’s South Pole expeditions to gain source material from which to work. He has also been collection imagery from Mallory and Irvine’s 1924 Everest expedition and is beginning to work with footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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On 24th March, Oscar will be discussing his work, research, process and his residency at ELP. It’s free so come along from 7.30pm!

To reserve a place, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

www.oscareaton.com

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Artist Talk with Oscar Eaton

East-London-Printmakers-AT02_oscar_eaton_banner

Next up in our Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Oscar Eaton back to the studio. Oscar completed a residency at East London Printmakers at the end of last year.
During his residency at ELP Oscar Eaton produced a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn of the 20th century.

Oscar has been searching the Royal Geographic Society’s photographic archives and isolating imagery from the original footage of Scott and Shackleton’s South Pole expeditions to gain source material from which to work. He has also been collection imagery from Mallory and Irvine’s 1924 Everest expedition and is beginning to work with footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On 24th March, Oscar will be discussing his work, research, process and his residency at ELP. It’s free so come along from 7.30pm!

To reserve a place, please RSVP to talks@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

www.oscareaton.com

East London Printmakers @ Independent Label Market

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This March, East London Printmakers will be making another appearance at the ever so popular Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market.

The market is a fantastic event which offers record labels the opportunity to meet both their audience and their peers. The label founders will be present ensuring that it is a true opportunity to meet the people running the labels.
East London Printmakers is invited as a creative industry that supports the music industry! At the market you’ll get to meet the artists behind the work, giving you the opportunity to meet with the artists, discuss their work and their printmaking techniques.

There will be brand new prints up for grabs, including this one designed by narcsville especially for the market.

The London Brewer’s Market will be there on the day too, which will feature lots of local brewers including our friends Five Points Brewery.

Live music, inspiring artwork, delicious beer and lots and lots of records… we think this will make for a very exciting day!

28th March 11 – 6pm
The Independent Label Market
Old Spitalfields Market
London

Drop In Etching Masterclass

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Dolores de Sade will be running a Drop In Intermediate Etching Masterclass course this March!

A fantastic opportunity for printmakers to work with an experienced etcher to solve etching problems or focus on processes they need more guidance with.

The class will be project led and largely determined by the requests of the students. Things the course may cover include gestural, tonal and textural mark making using spit bite, relief transfer, sugar lift and aquatint, as well as multi colour printing, multi plate registration, chine collé, editioning and paper handling.

Course starts 18th March.

Limited spaces available, for more information and to book, please click here.
 

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