Love art prints but never tried making your own? This private workshop is a one-to-one, creative experience where you'll discover the process of printmaking.
Your host, Jemma, has been sharing her passion for printmaking with diverse groups for nearly 10 years. Working in her studio at Bristol Print Atelier, you'll have her undivided attention for your 3 hour experience.
From mono-printing to drypoint, it's up to you what you'd like to explore on the day. Jemma will guide you through the process of creating a printed substrate to transfer ink to paper. By the end of the experience you'll have developed a set of skills, discovered more about the nuances of printmaking and will take home a limited edition set of prints to show off to your friends and family!
In your private printmaking experience you'll have the choice to try:
You'll leave your experience with a set of prints you love and lots of inspiration to create more if you'd like to!
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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