In this fun workshop, which takes place over a weekend, you'll explore different ways of making a monoprint. Monoprinting is a spontaneous way of working, forming lively and energetic prints. Unlike other forms of printing, the image can only be made once which means this is always an exciting and unique experience.
Your local host, Jemma, has been sharing her passion for printmaking with diverse groups for nearly 10 years and will help you to discover your creativity, no matter what your experience level is. Jemma will guide you through three different processes – reduction, collage and trace monoprinting – which all offer completely different outcomes. For instance, reduction produces a more painterly style, whereas trace offers a quick and graphic print. Over the weekend you’ll get to try out the different methods of this incredibly expressive art form and create your own wonderful prints.
You will leave the workshop with the knowledge of how to continue these processes at home and with a set of unique prints to show off to your friends and family!
This is a two-day workshop, taking place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May, from 10:00 - 16:00.
Jemma is a fine art printmaker specialising in etching and lithography and has been sharing her passion for printmaking for nearly 10 years. It was 5 years ago that she co-founded Bristol Print Collective, a creative group that aims to share their skills with as many people as possible. They use DIY processes to demystify printmaking processes, sharing all the diverse wonders of the printed mark - and techniques that can be continued at home. In 2020 Jemma co-established Bristol Print Atelier, a specialist workshop, a place to keep the traditions of printmaking alive. The experiences she offers through Yuup are unique, private printmaking workshops that will give people a chance to discover the magical historic processes to help them begin their printmaking journey or to help printmakers develop their skills.
The processes Jemma shares include hardground etching, soground etching, sugar lift, aquatint, spitbite, monoprinting and relief (lino).
Jemma specialises in intaglio and lithographic processes that are rooted in drawing. She has been working in the realms of printmaking since falling in love with the printed mark on her BA in drawing many moons ago. Jemma is a documentary printmaker recording our fading heritage. Her practice captures derelict spaces that are in a state of flux, highlighting the beauty often found in decay, and she has been teaching printmaking for nearly 10 years. In 2015 she co-founded Bristol Print Collective, a group of printmakers that pop up across the South West sharing their skills and passion with diverse communities. In 2020 she co-established Bristol Print Atelier, a place to teach traditional printmaking processes to keep historic techniques alive. Jemma also works part time as a Lithography technical instructor at UWE.
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