Here at East London Printmakers we are delighted to announce our latest course beginning on January 31st. We are joined in the studio by Caroline Whitehead who will be guiding students through the process of Mokulito (Lithography using wooden plates).
Like traditional lithography, Mokulito relies on the fact that water and oil do not mix and the image is drawn using greasy inks and crayons onto the printing matrix or plate. For mokulito, the image is drawn on a plywood plate, offering the opportunity to make large prints relatively economically. Because wood is an organic substance, the image changes slightly each time the plate is printed, meaning that editions are small and variable, with results depending on factors such as the species and age of the particular piece of wood and the weather.
As the printing session progresses, the grain of the wood gradually becomes more dominant, often producing the evocative veils of colour that are so characteristic of this technique. A particular advantage of using wood as the printing matrix is the possibility of combining Mokulito with woodcut, which can be used to produce contrasting sharp lines and textures that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.
East London Printmakers is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 workshop Calendar. Head on over to our courses booking page and check out all the new dates for next years workshops.
We’ve got a whole bunch of workshops ranging from our good old classic Beginner classes, some Intermediate workshops for those looking to develop their practice further and some specialist technical workshops for anyone who wishes to expand their creative horizons.
ELP prides is self on offering the best facilities for both new and experienced printmakers, at an affordable price. All of our tutors are experienced and knowledgable printmakers in their field of practice and will endeavour to make your time at ELP as enjoyable and resourceful as possible.
CLICK HERE to view all our forth coming workshop dates for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.
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East London Printmakers
42 Copperfield Road
Over the past 3 months, our Artist in Resident, Sam Nias, has been developing a series of Screenprints inspired by the visual technical glitches and malfunctions that we see in todays new technologies.
Come and join us in the studio to see an exhibition of Sams’ new Screenprints and hear what he has to say about his project.
Who : Sam Nias
Where : ELP Studio, 19 Warburton Road, E8 3RT
When : 5th July 2016 – 7pm
On Thursday 23rd June, East London Printmakers will be opening up its doors to the public, along with the rest of [space], for our bi-annual Artist Open Studio event.
Back by popular demand is our Proof Print Sale where you can grab your self a bargain priced print at only £15 a pop. As well as that, we are also hosting Independent Artist Stalls featuring lots of hand made goodies from cushion covers to gift cards.
We will also be selling our 2016 Box Set Prints, along side a Tombola raffle of all our past Box Set Prints.
You’ll also have the opportunity to witness a variety of printmaking demos, scheduled throughout the evening.
So, come and join us for printmaking shinanigans and a bottle of Pale Ale, kindly provided by the wonderfully delicious Five Points Brewing Company.
Enter a new world of mark-making possibilities by learning how to etch the surface of lino with a caustic solution. As well as introducing printmakers to this exciting – and sometimes unpredictable – technique, Steve Edwards will share the techniques he uses to register the multiple plates used to create his dramatic large-scale landscapes.