Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Botanical Printmaking with the Bristol Print Collective


led by: Lisa Davies, Jemma Gunning and Vicky Willmott
dates: 18-19 July 2018
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

price: £250 Full Price or £200 Concessionary Price
includes: materials and catering.

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In this two-day workshop, work closely with nature to create vibrant and textural printed artwork using foraged plants and flowers found in the Ashton Court estate. Explore spontaneous and playful techniques in monoprinting, using bio-degradable inks to print natural forms onto paper. Learn the versatility of printmaking, using low-tech and professional equipment to enable you to continue creating at home.

Day one: begins with an introduction to monoprinting, before venturing out for an invigorating morning walk around Ashton Court to gain inspiration, drawing in the gardens and woodlands, and foraging for organic materials. After lunch, we will return to Ashton Court to spend the afternoon printing surrounded by nature using the humble pasta press. This unassuming yet effective piece of equipment more often found in your kitchen, will quickly have you printing colourful, impulsive, multi-layered prints.

Day two: we will expand on our skills and techniques using the etching press to produce large scale prints. Spend the day exploring composition, layering and utilising all of the skills that you have learnt.

Bristol Print Collective are an artist trio (Lisa Davies, Jemma Gunning and Vicky Willmott) who deliver printmaking workshops at pop-up venues in galleries, festivals and community spaces. They have previously hosted workshops at Arnolfini, Bristol University, End of the Road Festival, the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, Cato Press Printmaking Studio and Spike Island.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s Bower Ashton Studios with a maximum of 10 participants.