Monthly Archives: June 2017

Artist Talk Series Fiona Fouhy

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.