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Taster session for - Leicester: City of Machines and People


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 26th August 2023
11am - 1pm
Tutor  Charles Shearer
This two hour taster session gives you an opportunity to go through the themes and ideas encompassed by Charles' long form course of the same name. You will have a chance to engage with the practicalities of taking up the three term expansive course and will hear from Charles about the guest speakers and offsite visits that will form part of the research side aswell as experience a taste of the practical Printmaking processes that will be available.
Please do check out the full details of the course on our website.
Anyone going on to book the full course will have the cost of this taster session offset. 

      About the Tutor

       Charles Shearer creates collagraphs that are informed through drawing. His subject matter often focuses on the landscape and the things that appear within this, such as romantic ruins, a manor house or folly, a wild dog or pig. He studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen in 1975 and at the Royal College of Art, London, specialising in illustration.

      Charles has been teaching printmaking at colleges and at workshops for many years. He is an artist printmaker who paints and draws in the landscape. Everything begins with drawing and it is in the studio that ideas are developed and themes are translated through print, primarily by the collagraph processes. Charles lives in London but travels extensively to teach and to seek subject matter.

      Leicester Print Workshop 

      Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

      We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


      Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

      Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

      In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

      Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


      Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.