Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting
1st May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm£60.00
Explore drawing and monoprinting techniques to develop portraits on this one day workshop.
Learn and develop your skills and confidence in using a range of media such as charcoal, pencil and graphite to create drawn portraits., working from reference images.
You will then experiment with monoprinting using a technique in which the inked up plate is drawn into and partially wiped away, creating light and dark areas (chiaroscuro) before making prints of your portraits.
The workshop will be taught in a step by step way with tutor advice and guidance.
What experience do I need?
This is a mixed ability workshop for complete beginners and those with some previous drawing and printmaking experience.
Those who have some previous experience may benefit from a fresh approach to working and learn how to develop portraiture in printmaking.
What will I make?
You will draw portraits onto A3 cartridge paper using a range of monotone media to first develop drawing skills, working from portrait reference images.
You will also produce monoprints onto large sheets of A2 cartridge paper using oil based inks and our etching presses.
Who is my tutor?
Chris Eastham is an Artist and Teacher based in Leeds. She has a degree in Fine Art and has taught art and design extensively throughout her career, mainly in schools up to A level and also with some adult education classes. Since joining Leeds Print Workshop four years ago, Chris has been developing her decorative portraits and has regularly exhibited and sold her monoprints. She is an accomplished painter who was a successful contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020.
Do I need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment will be provided including cartridge paper, a range of drawing materials, inks etc. You are encouraged to bring along some of your own drawing materials to try if you have them. It would be useful to bring a portfolio folder to take your prints home – these can be purchased from the print workshop if needed.