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Festival of Print 2017

We are very pleased to announce that our calendar highlight, the annual show returns. The Festival of Print exhibition will be taking place at the Art Pavilion, Mile End this 1st – 10th December. The exhibition will showcase over of 90 of ELP’s artists work, as well as be an interactive experience with workshop days, printing demos and a late opening First Thursdays event. 

We would be delighted for you to join us for the launch night, 30th Nov, from 6pm, where Shezad Dawood will be opening the show and we will also be revealing our Prize winners, from our generous sponsors. Please join us for a glass of wine as we celebrate this very special occasion. 


Please see below for more dates and details about the events running throughout the show… 

Festival of Print 2017

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London E3 4QY
Exhibition open daily December 1st – 10th, 11am -6pm

Family drop in print workshop
Sunday December 3rd, 2-4pm run by Ann Norfield and Mo O’Brien

First Thursday Event
Thursday December 7th, 6-9pm including drop-in screen print workshop by Jairo
and Nicola

The Illustration Fair 2017

‘Discover the freshest illustration talent this December!’

London’s contemporary illustration event is returning this December with a programme packed full of the most exciting illustration, printmaking and design. Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play, with interactive artworks and hands-on workshops. With over 65 exhibitors, covering a breadth of practices, from emerging talent to established names, this is the destination to discover the best in illustration today.

East London Printmakers is proud to have a number of our Keyholders and supporters featured in this years fair: 

Susan Vera Clarke
Jenni Allen
Cynthia Bernheim
Eleanor Rogers
Eliza Southwood
Belinda Chen
Emma Reynolds
Amanda Idowu
Lorena Herrero 

Press Preview / Launch Date: Thursday 30th November, 6-9pm

Opening Times: 1st & 2nd December – 11am-8pm, 3rd December –  11am-6pm

We hope that you can join our artists over the weekend and enjoy what the show has on offer. You can find out more about the Fair as well as grab your tickets by taking a look at this… 

Drypoint & Carborundum

22nd November, 10am – 4:30pm

Course Leader – Ann Norfield

East London Printmakers is pleased to announce its latest course running this November – Drypoint & Carborundum. This one day course promises to teach you a depth of practice and offer you a new perspective on this classical print technique.

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. This 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.

Upon completion of this course you will have produced at least 2 plates with a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making and techniques. You will have printed these plates in monotone and colour, and learnt how to register multiple plates on one image.

To find out more and book yourself a spot please take a little look at this… 

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Just a quick reminder about the new East London Printmakers Gift Voucher Scheme. The ideal gift for any creative friends or family members, these vouchers present a perfect opportunity to re-ignite creative practices and introduce new faces to the studio.

Key facts about our new vouchers:

  • Vouchers can be purchased for anything, i.e. workshops, open access or an ELP supporter subscription.
  • They can also be simply for a monetary value, i.e. they do not have to specify what the voucher is for – it can just be a monetary amount that can be used to purchase something at ELP.
  • Vouchers can only be purchased via the studio coordinator by emailing [email protected]
  • A specially designed, Riso-printed gift voucher will be posted 1st class either to the purchaser or the recipient of the voucher, as requested.
  • All vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Please email Susan on [email protected]for more information.

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: