Make your own unique monoprints exploring silhouettes of leaves and ‘ghost prints’ using a miniature etching press. Working with positive and negative shapes, spacing and texture, we will create unique original prints on cotton-based paper using real leaves and materials. Participants can bring collected organic materials to print with but materials will also be provided. We will begin with making simple silhouettes then expanding to create multi-layered images full of organic shapes and textures. Image sizes will be a maximum of 10 cm. This course is open to all levels.
Grace Hailstone is a printmaker whose work is inspired by experiences, memories, and the imagining of places. Working both figuratively and in abstraction, Grace enjoys the process of discovering images through combining exploratory printmaking techniques with intentions or ideas of landscape, with a focus on natural or geological forms and the elements. Using printmaking techniques including etching, linocut and monoprint, Grace creates images with contrasting lines, shapes and considered introduction of colours and textures. Grace has a first-class honours degree in Fine Art and History of Art from Plymouth University, and an MA from the University of London Institute in Paris. She has recently been an artist in residence at Old Jet, Suffolk, and Skagastrond, Iceland. In 2019 Grace was commissioned as the first Bankside Banner Artist for the Globe Theatre in London and currently works at the Curwen Print Study Centre in West Suffolk.
Bookings for this course will close 2 July
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