Monoprint Taster Session
6th June @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£40.00
Learn and explore the basics of monoprinting on this evening taster session.
Monoprinting uses a plate and stencil process and multiple layers of oil-based ink to make unique prints. This process is a great first introduction into printmaking – you’ll learn about inks and paper, and use our fantastic range of etching presses and equipment in the workshop.
Starting out with simple shapes and block colours you can build up into complex designs, textures and shades to create a series of prints onto paper.
What experience do I need?
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those with some experience. People with an established artistic practice will find they get a lot of new ideas from the unexpected designs they produce. Those who aren’t confident about their drawing and imagery will also get a lot out of monoprint – simple shapes and an open mind will get you a long way with this process!
What will I make?
Previous students have made between 20 and 30 prints in a session – this is a fast, fun and experimental process! You’ll end up with a portfolio of colourful, layered prints on different papers.
Who is my tutor?
This course is taught by Mick Welbourn and Joanna Wilkinson.
Joanna Wilkinson is a practising printmaker, illustrator and bookbinder. She uses printing, collage, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work. Joanna has recently completed an MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and is also a Co-operative Member of Leeds Print Workshop.
Mick Welbourn is currently the manager of the printmaking workshops at Leeds Arts University, where he has worked for more than twenty years. Over the years he has taught printmaking to adults as well as to A level, Foundation, Degree and Masters students.
Do I need to bring anything?
All the materials, tools and equipment will be provided. This will include inks and rollers, plastic monoprint plates, and papers to print on. Students can bring sketchbooks, shapes, patterns or other images for inspiration, but this is not necessary – simple abstract shapes work well for monoprint, and you can come up with ideas in the class. You may wish to bring a portfolio folder along to carry your prints home. We also sell A3 portfolio folders for just £3 if you wish to buy one from us.