Yearly Archives: 2017

Summer Saver

East London Printmakers is pleased to announce its latest summer deal, the Summer Saver. You can now book any evening Open Access session for just £10. The session will run from 7-10pm and offers you the opportunity to use any of the Screenprinting, Etching or Lino facilities. 

This offer will run up until the 30th September, so to take advantage, please visit our Open Access booking page to secure your sessions now.

Fiona Fouhy – ‘Scratching the surface: explorations in chalk’

East London Printmakers is pleased to announce the next instalment of their Artist Talk Series. Keyholder Fiona Fouhy presents ‘Scratching the surface: explorations in chalk’ where she will be discussing the current themes in her work, covering ‘a sense of place’, history, geology and a smattering of neuroscience. She will also be discussing her printing techniques in monoprinting and photopolymer.

The talk is a free event that will take place at the ELP studios, 18th July, beginning at 7pm. Everybody welcome.

Cyanotype

The latest course this summer here at East London Printmakers, running this 25th June: 10:00am ­– 4:30pm, course leader – Lucy Smith. 

Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process, distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints. The process involves contact printing with paper coated in light-sensitive solution, either using photographic negatives, or making photograms of objects and other materials. The process is easy to learn, ideal for experimentation, and can be done at home using daylight.

During this introductory one-day course you will get an overview of the Cyanotype process, learn how to prepare your own light-sensitive Cyanotype paper, explore a number of alternative sources of ‘negative’ to print with and practice exposing and developing the paper to produce prints.

Sadly this course is already fully booked, but stay tuned to see it return next year.

SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS!

A reminder to all supporters of ELP that we are holding our Summer Open Studio on 17th June from 4 to 8pm. Please tell all your friends and let’s make this the best open studio yet. There will be print sales, art stalls of all shapes and sizes, live demos, plenty of drinks and snacks and of course, great company… We hope to see you there!  

We are very pleased to be running this event in conjunction with Bow Arts Art Map! 

We encourage you to see this as an opportunity to invite anyone who has not yet had a chance to see our spectacular new space, and let’s celebrate the sunshine together.  

Screen Print on Paper for Beginners

14th, 21st & 28th June

10:00am – 4:30pm

Course Leader – Ann Norfield

Here at East London Printmakers we are very pleased to announce our latest course this June. Our Screen Print on Paper sessions are perfect for both beginners and for people who need to refresh their screen-printing skills. During this course you will learn to plan and print designs using cut-out techniques, including how to mix inks to get the right consistency for best results. You will also learn how to coat and expose a screen using photo emulsion, and finally you will learn how to register different colours so that you can create multicolour prints.

By the final session you will be working independently (under tutor supervision) to make sure you have understood all the processes that you have learned during the previous weeks. After completing the course you will have the skills and knowledge required to use the studio independently during Open Access.

Find out more and book your place here… 

Drypoint & Carborundum

Here at East London Printmakers we are pleased to announce our latest course; Drypoint and Carborundum, running on the 24th and 31st May.

Drypoint is a linear intaglio technique that makes use of surface, depth and texture. Line is drawn onto a flat plate (either metal, perspex or board) using any sharp implement, which is then printed using the same technique as etching. Carborundum is a way of building tone, depth and texture. Carborundum grits of different textures are mixed with an adhesive and painted onto a plate. The plate is then inked and wiped using the same technique as etching, or it can be printed in relief.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want a refresher in intaglio printmaking techniques, however participants do not need any specific experience of printmaking. Upon completion of this course you will have produced at least 2 plates with a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making techniques. You will have printed these plates in monotone and colour, and learnt how to register multiple plates on one image. As well as this you will also have enough practice in all of the techniques to be able to continue to experiment further on your own in Open Access… To find out more and book your place take a look at this!