As you can see, we had a lot of fun at our Maker Mile event!
CLICK HERE to see more pictures from our Maker Mile Open Workshop.
On Monday 21st September, East London Printmakers hosted a very successful Open Workshop in conjunction with the Maker Mile and London Design Festival.
The event attracted roughly around 100 new faces to the ELP studio, all of which where making their way along the mile, stoping in at many other Open Workshop Studios. These included FabPub, Codasign, BikeWorks CIC, Lime wharf, Machines Room, Open Desk, takram at Space, Technology Will Save Us, The Carpentry Club, The Craft Cocktail Club and V & A Museum of Childhood.
At East London Printmakers, we decided to give people a taste of what we do best. This workshop was not only a treat for our visitors, but for our ELP Team too!
We spent the evening playing around with a whole range of new and exciting screen printing inks. Helen mesmerised everyone with her Thermochromic inks, which when warmed up change colour. Jo and Imogen transported everyone back to their childhood with Glow in the Dark inks and Susan made everyone feel like a kid again with a blend of Puff Inks. This truly was a workshop of wonders.
A big thank you to all the organisers at Open Desk for making this Maker Mile event happen.
1st – 4th October
An exhibition of works by East London Printmakers, who use collage as a central part of their practice.
An exhibition exploring the different ways that collage is used in printmaking. This exhibition will show a range of approaches, techniques and styles, with collage in some form being central to each. The exhibition will consist of prints, books, zines and examples of works in progress.
Artists: Jenni Allen, Helen Ashton, Belinda Chen, Dolores de Sade, Rhed Fawell, Peter Rapp, Eleanor Rogers, Nick Scott
Helen Ashton leads a workshop on how to print with Risograph. Make your own 8 page Riso printed zine.
Saturday 3rd October 3-6pm
An opportunity to talk with ELP about using the print studio for your own projects, see the equipment in use with examples of work made at the studio.
Sunday 4th October 2-5pm
The MAKER MILE is one square mile of open workshops, artist & design studios, fabricators, galleries, micro-factories, shops and businesses, centered on Mare St. between Bethnal Green and London Fields stations.
The MAKER MILE joins the dots on the ground for this diverse, existing network of suppliers, makers and outlets so that local communities can discover the maker culture and resources open to them.
On Monday 21st September, as part of the London Design Festival, the MAKER MILE will launch with the Open Mile event – a trail of workshops, open studios and activities throughout the evening.
Yes, join us on a Field Trip: a series of mini-tours taking you behind the scenes of London’s hidden design workshops, small factories and micro-manufacturing spaces. We roam far and wide, from a working victorian factory in Woolwich, to a high-tech sculpture fabrication studio in Acton, a heritage craftswoman’s workshop in Shacklewell Lane, to specialist textile screen printers in a Deptford railway arch.
TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 11AM RACHAEL SOUTH, TRADITIONAL CRAFTSWOMAN 2PM EAST LONDON PRINTMAKERS
WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 11AM LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS 2PM MIKE SMITH STUDIO, CONTEMPORARY ART FABRICATOR
THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 11AM MACCARTHY & SONS (FACTORY VISIT) 2PM INSLEY & NASH, TEXTILE PRINTERS
FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 11.30AM HATO PRESS 2PM LONDON SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
Tickets are only £8 (hurrah!), including an hour-long tour, demonstrations and a talk by a leading founder or studio manager of the space.
Book your tickets on our bookings page or alternatively contact us – Helen or Eliza – for more details: [email protected]
Look forward to seeing you there!
Field Trip: an independent fringe event taking place during the London Design Festival. We are proud supporters of the Maker Revolution.
Tutor: Masahiro Kawara
Translator: Toshihiko Ikeda
Explore waterless lithography with Master lithographer Kawara Masahiro of Kawalabo! Printmaking Laboratory in Japan.
Waterless lithography is a direct and fun printmaking technique. It is quicker, safer and less toxic than traditional lithography, while still allowing for a similar range of direct gesture and mark making.
Collagraphs are the perfect introduction to making prints! They are made by collaging and cutting different textures on a thin board base. They can be built up from any material with texture, from wallpaper to leaves. It’s an accessible, affordable and an environmentally friendly printmaking technique that can produce exciting results!
The course is designed for beginners and those who would like a refresher printmaking course. So get stuck in to printmaking!
Course Starts 9th September.
For more information click here.