Derry Print Workshop Derry Print Workshop

Derry Print Workshop is a not for profit printmaking collective providing open access studio facilities for Fine Art Printmakers in Derry and the Northwest.

The workshop is open to a range of artists from beginner to professional. Those who work in printmaking and already have knowledge of workshop practice may use the facilities under supervision and will be encouraged to develop their skills towards becoming a member. If you’re new to printmaking then you will need to undergo a beginner courses in the various mediums of printmaking before being able to access the facilities.

Derry Print Workshop actively encourages people from all walks of life to get involved with the practice and art of printmaking and is committed to developing an exciting and innovative creative hub in the centre of the city.

2019 COURSES

To register for any of the courses below please contact us by email to courses@derryprintworkshop.co.uk

How we programme our courses:

Instead of setting a date for each course in advance, we will take bookings and when the course has enough people signed up to be viable for us to run it, we will arrange the date with those who have registered their interest. This helps us avoid cancellations of courses due to low attendance.

If you would like to sign up for a course email courses@derryprintworkshop.co.uk with the course/courses you would like to take part in. When we have enough people to run it we will contact all those registered to schedule the workshop date and time.

PHOTOPOLYMER ETCHING

Tutor: Stephanie Gaumond | Weekend course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
Learn basic etching processes, and how to develop your ideas and images using Toyobo photopolymer photo etching plates. This is a great way to create detailed imagery from digital images and is fantastic for experimenting with various colour inking methods. Suitable for all levels.

SCREENPRINTING

Tutor: Joe Barwise | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
Learn how to develop a multi-layered screenprint using various techniques. You’ll explore how to prepare handmade and digitally made artwork into a screenprint, colour mixing and printing on fabric or paper. Suitable for all levels.

PAPERMAKING FOR PRINT

Tutor: Rebecca Strain | One Day course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £100
In this one-day course you will learn the process of papermaking with special focus on how it can be used for printmaking. You will be led through this ancient process of creating your own paper from pulp and will walk away with many sheets of handmade paper that can be used for printmaking or for your own projects. Suitable for all levels.

COPPER ETCHING

Tutor: Paul Barwise | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
In this workshop you will learn the traditional etching process, how to use the press, inking, and heath and safety in the workshop. It is ideal for someone looking for an introduction to intaglio methods or someone who has experience with etching and wants to be introduced to the etching facilities at DPW. Walk away with as many prints as you can make and a plate that can be printed again and again. Suitable for all levels.

DEVELOPING LINOCUT: BOLD POSSIBILITIES

Tutor: Matthew Braithwaite | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
This course in linoleum relief printing will cover preparing the lino, markmaking, colour registration and will touch on editioning best practice. It is suitable for beginners and those who are building on previous relief printing experience. Those who have previous experience will be challenged to try new skills, methods and edition their print.

DEVELOPING COLLAGRAPH

Tutor: Sue Morris | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
Participants will build on basic collagraph knowledge to explore various techniques of plate making and inking. Some techniques that will be covered include: texture paste and plaster, multi-sectioned plates, chine collé, and combining intaglio and relief inking methods.

ALTERNATIVE AQUATINT

Tutor: Paul Barwise | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
Learn how to add tone to your etchings with these two alternative aquatint methods. Both are safe alternatives to the traditional resin aquatint methods while producing effective and traditional results. Both processes will be outlined during this two-day course. This course is ideal for anyone who is familiar with etching or being reintroduced to the process. You’ll walk away with at least two multitonal etching plates that you can continue to edition in the future as well as the prints produced from them.

LINOCUT GREETING CARDS

Tutor: Matthew Braithwaite | Weekend Course, 10am - 4pm | Fee: £120
Start from scratch and learn how to make your own limited edition hand crafted Greeting Cards. This popular course would be perfect for Easter or making cards for Christenings and Weddings. This course in linoleum relief printing

will cover preparing the lino, markmaking, colour registration and will touch on editioning best practice. It is suitable for beginners AND those who are building on previous relief printing experience. Those who have previous experience will be challenged to try new skills, methods and edition their print. You’ll walk away with loads of dual colour linoprints as well as a plate that you can continue to edition in

the future.

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MEMBERSHIP

Become a member of Derry Print Workshop.
Derry Print Workshop is open to a range of artists from beginners to professionals.Those who already have a limited knowledge of workshop practice may use the facilities under supervision and will be encouraged to develop their skills towards becoming an associate / full member. Novices will need to undergo beginner courses in various mediums of printmaking before being able to access the facilities as an Associate Member (able to use the workshops facilities under supervision).

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Full Membership –

Full Membership is suitable for experienced printmakers who wish to use the workshop facilities on a regular basis. Applicants for Full membership will need to provide evidence of professional printmaking experience through a portfolio. Provides full access to the workshop. Full members must have reached a level of competency in their chosen printform.

  • Open access to the workshop. Monday – Saturday. Supervision not required.
  • Work can be exhibited in the studios print rack
  • Can submit to curated exhibitions

Payment options: £380 flat rate yearly or £35 monthly standing order.

Associate Membership –

Provides access to the workshop 10.00 – 5.00pm. Associate members should have a background in printmaking or have participated in printmaking workshops prior to joining or express an interest to complete relevant printmaking courses.

  • Access to the workshop under technicians supervision, from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Closed public holidays.
  • Work can be displayed in studios print rack
  • Can submit to curated exhibitions

Suitable for those who are not fully experienced and may need technical advice or assistance, and/or for experienced printmakers who may only wish to use workshop facilities occasionally.

Payment options: £280.00 flat rate yearly or £25.00 monthly standing order.

Variable Membership –

Suitable for artists wishing to experiment or print a single edition but who do not wish to commit to a full or associate membership.

Payment options: £10.00 per 3 hours, £20.00 per day or £80.00 per week.

Please Note:Presses and studio access will need to be booked on a fair timetable basis. Membership (either full or associate) does not entitle members to full un-timetabled access to presses.

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