Bugging Out (4-8yrs)
|Location||Leicester Print Workshop|
|Date & Time||
Tuesday 17th October 2023
10.30am - 12.30pm
Use paints and spongy rollers to make bright backgrounds, design your bug and transfer the image to a polyblock plate (polystyrene). Learn how to work into the plate using biro pens, and also tools to add pattern and texture. Learn how to ink up the plate with rollers and print onto your coloured backgrounds.
- Use paint and spongy rollers to make bright backgrounds for the prints.
- Design a beast, bug or bird and learn how to transfer the image onto a polyblock plate. (A polystyrene material)
- Learn how to work into the plate using biro pens.
- Learn how to add details such as feathers and fur textures using tools to press into the polyblock.
- Learn how to ink up the plate with rollers and print it on to paper by hand.
About the Tutor
Sally Stephens uses the intaglio processes of etching and drypoint in her practice and also some screen print. Her work frequently explores the human face and its enduring fascination. Crowds and collections of faces provide a way to think about how the individual relates to a group, and consider the connections between people. Work is also inspired by travel and encountered images, for example Greek and Roman sculpture and busy city streets.
Sally has completed an Advanced Diploma in Printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and an M A in printmaking at Northampton University. Sally is part of the LPW tutor team and has also delivered several community projects.
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.
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