Category: News

Monoprint & Monotype

ELP is pleased to announce the latest course coming to the studio next month; Monoprint and the Monotype. Taking place October 18th, this captivating class will also be taught by two course leaders: Ann Norfield and Fiona Fouhy, giving you double the experience and knowledge at your finger tips.  

The Monotype is an entirely unique print and created through a process of oily inks being pressed and transferred from a flat surface onto paper. This particular process is very favourable for those who prefer a more painterly effect to their prints, as gestural and textural marks can be achieved through the use of a wide variety of tools which can either remove or apply the ink to your plate. Through these tools, this course offers you the chance to explore the boundaries of mark making. 

Monoprinting is ultimately a very flexible and liberating process that is not only a great introduction to Printmaking, but can also be applied to other relief and intaglio techniques to add texture, depth and tone… Whether you are a complete beginner to printmaking, a Lino cutter or even an Etcher, this course will bring a new dynamic to your skill set.

To find out more and book your place please take a little look at this. 

Japanese Woodblock

27 September, 4 October, 11 October 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leader – Wuon-Gean Ho

We are pleased to announce our latest course here at East London Printmakers. Japanese Woodblock is a beautiful non-toxic printmaking technique with a long history of tradition. On this course you will learn how Hokusai made his prints with multiple blocks that fit together seamlessly in order to create his iconic works. You will learn a bit about the history of Japanese woodblock prints and look at artists working in this field at the moment. You will design your own multi-coloured prints starting with a single postcard sized image, and working towards a two to four colour image. You will be taught how to use the traditional tools to carve your image in soft shina plywood, and learn how to print by hand onto traditional Japanese paper with traditional brushes, water based paints and glue. 

Carving tools are supplied so you can take these home to continue printing at home after the course.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, then there are still a couple of places left, continue reading and book your place here.

You can also take a look at Wuon-Gean’s work here: http://www.wuongean.com/

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.

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…