At East London Printmakers, we’re opening our doors to celebrate the completion of our studio expansion and to show you all the fantastic new equipment we have at ELP!
You’ve probably heard us going on and on about our expansion project over the past six months! Now it’s finally completed we’re celebrating by opening the ELP doors and having a good old printmaking bash!
We’re lucky enough to have some swish new equipment to show you including two new Kippax Vacuum Tables, a brand new Rochat Albion press, a Rochat Etching Press and a Risograph printer. Throughout the evening, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about different printmaking processes and the chance to pull your own print with the assistance of our ELP artists.
Here’s an insight into what will be going on throughout the evening!
From 7pm we’ll have print demonstrations from four of our artists at ELP.
Susan Vera Clarke
ELP tutor and artist Susan will be taking you through the process of etching.
Based between London and rural Essex, Susan creates screenprints, etchings, monoprints, lithographs and lino cuts. At 7pm on Thursday Susan will be taking you through the intalgio process of etching and giving you an insight into the potential of the medium. Etching is a beautiful medium that offers great detail, richness and texture. Come along and see for yourselves! You might be able to walk away with a print too.
Etching example by our recent Artist in Residence, Oscar Eaton (above).
ELP tutor and printmaking extraordinaire Helen Ashton will be giving a demo on our latest addition to the studio; our risograph printer. In recent years, Risograph has become an increasingly popular medium to create artists books, zines and the like. It works similarly to a copying machine but offers a more interesting and delicate printing effect with a variety of colours available too.
Pop down on Thursday and learn more about the process! You’ll be able to catch her from 7pm!
Jamie is an artist printmaker from Scotland, working predominantly with linocut and also teaches our linocut course at ELP. He’ll be taking you through the process of linocutting, a fun and accessible technique that will surely get you excited by printmaking. He’ll be printing on our brand new Rochat Albion press from 8pm.
Experienced illustrator, designer and screenprinter Eliza will be demonstrating the process of screenprinting on Thursday at 8pm!
On top of this, we’ll have a print sale where you’ll be able to snap up some print-based bargains, the chance to see our fantastic new exhibition of work by our members and our 2014 Box Set Edition exhibition. Once again we’re thrilled to have Five Points joining us, with their delicious Pale Ale on tap.
We’re so proud to be able to offer such professional and affordable printmaking facilities in what is still a vibrant and creative area of London. Come and raise a glass on Thursday 30th July from 6pm and celebrate the joys of print!
In addition artist’s in [Space] Triangle will also be opening their studios, so there will be loads more opportunities to immerse yourself in the arts!
ELP Open Studio
Thursday 30th July
6pm ’til 10pm
Demo’s from 7pm
We look forward to seeing you there!