Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year All! It's a while since we last posted on here, lots going on as usual. 2012 seemed to fly by here at WYPW, and by the looks of things 2013 is likely to do the same. We've got lots of exciting things coming up over the next year, but we’ll focus on the next few months to start off with! 

Our next exhibition is the fantastic 'Totes Amaze' - looking at the rise of the Tote bag from the eco friendly shopping option to being a popular format of creative self expression and contemporary fashion statement. The exhibition aims to showcase the most creative, inventive and striking examples of the tote from the last 10 years. The featured Totes will illustrate the wealth of international creative talent working in this field today who are using Tote Bags as a vehicle to carry their creative output.

We've also got some great courses and workshops coming up, including all the usual favourites such as Introduction to Printmaking and Beginners Screen Printing, as well as our new CREATE! Saturday workshops, which are aimed at kick-starting your creativity without taking over your weekend, and our new ‘Next Stage Printmaking’ - geared towards building your skills and confidence as a printmaker.

After the success of our first Introduction to Letterpress course, and our Letterpress Christmas Cards workshop, we have also scheduled 3 more for the coming year. In a world full of ipads and computers, it’s such a welcome change to see how wood and metal type can be used to print all manner of things!

We’ll finish off with some pics from some of the fantastic workshops we’ve run in the last few months, and here’s to lots more printmaking in 2013!

Brilliant - Letterpress Christmas Cards workshop with Jacqui Sharples AKA PrintForLoveOfWood

Another festive design on the Letterpress Christmas Cards workshop

Dawn Brooks demonstrating inking a collagraph plate on the Collagraph and Carborundum weekend workshop
Hard at work making collagraph plates
Finished collagraph prints, showing the rich black tones you can acheive using carborundum powder.

Posters made on the Introduction to Letterpress weekend workshop with Nick Loaring from The Print Project in Bradford
Love this one!
Lovely old litho inks!