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The Mindful Printmaker: A Guide Through Silence - 3 terms over 10 months


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Monthly Thursdays from 14th September 2023 - 16th May 2024. Plus Saturday 15th + Sunday 16th June 2024 
6pm - 9pm
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon

Sumiko’s three term course will guide you through a creative exploration of silence and contemplation and support you to visually communicate this through subtle and ethereal images using multiple techniques.

You will be encouraged to linger in the quietness, where silence turns to sound, and embrace it as a powerful space of observation and production.  The course will be a tapestry of research, art history and practical making in the LPW studio environment. There will be instruction and introductions of a selected printmaking techniques alongside a final project of creating a bound artist book to capture your work. 

Each term will explore different themes and examine colour, tone, materials, sounds, senses and memories. There will be homework set between studio sessions, and we will facilitate a safe online space to store course material, worksheets, and artwork, and as a platform to discuss your work and progress amongst peers.

Sumiko will take a one-one tutorial each term with each participant during studio time.  For participants on this course, we are including a year’s free membership and studio use, valued at up to £985 per annum, starting after you’ve had a studio induction, to encourage you to grow and develop your own artistic practice amongst the LPW creative community.


Term 1 - 14th September / 12th October / 14th December

Term 2 - 18th January / 15th February / 14th March

Term 3 - 18th April / 16th May / 15th + 16th June 

Please call the studio if you wish to discuss payment options with Kezia.

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire working individually and collaboratively. She studied Fine Art in Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked with LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.


Instagram: @umikoseadon

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.