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Overlay, Turn, Conceal & Reveal


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 25th May
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Claire Morris Wright

An experimental day exploring abstract form, texture and pattern. Using Linocut and drypoint as the processes you will cut detailed plates that can be used individually or in combination. You will learn how to use overlaying, rolling colour, wiping back, diluting, masking and rotation to experiment with the composition and you will be encouraged throughout to have a trial and error approach to the day. 

Course Structure

  • Introductions: Talk through our own experiences of printmaking look at progression routes.
  • Discuss and review the range of intaglio and relief processes available to us.
  • How to use the processes demonstration with tutors own plates and examples of work.
  • Days layout: Decide on best ways to use the day as a group and what each person would like to achieve.
  • Cut or scribe new plates and ink up if appropriate.
  • Experiment with old plates and see what works best, mix up new and old plates and overlay with tissues or chine colle.
  • Clear up time and group sharing.

About the Tutor

Claire Morris-Wright is a contemporary Fine Artist living and working in rural Northamptonshire. Her work has grown through a wide range of different art media including ceramics, drawing, textile and printmaking. In all of these she tests and stretches the limits of the different media to facilitate her viewpoints that emerge predominantly from an encounter with landscape.

The struggle between the visual and sensual experience of the landscape and the inner sensibilities that they evoke is played out in the experimentation with different media. It is this that forms the substance of her work. Claire was involved in setting up the Knighton Lane artist studios and later became a founding member of Leicester print workshop.

As a practicing Artist, Curator and Educator Claire worked for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery and Leicester's The City Gallery. Her own work has continued to develop exhibiting widely and participating in large shows which include A4 Print and Margate. In 2016 Claire was awarded funding from Arts Council England to run The Hedge Project.


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