Thursday, 13 October 2016

Creating artwork for screen printing workshop!

I'm taking a lovely creating course as a little taster into screen printing.

We will be experiment with different ways of generating imagery for screen print by hand! 
In this fun, experimental day workshop you will be encouraged to use different methods of black mark-making and shown a variety of techniques to create positive artwork ready for print. 

To illustrate the screen printing process you will then create a collaborative screen print using these methods which you can take home at the end of the day. 
The focus of the workshop will be on the creative process of making images, rather than the technicalities of the screen printing process. By the end of the day you will have learnt various skills and techniques in producing artwork for print, and be fuelled with inspiration to take your skills to the next level!

This short course is ideal for beginners as a taster, or those who already have some experience of screen printing but would like to experiment with new ideas.

 You can book on here!
Lets get creative!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Joy and Marmalade

Here's the third print in this series of floral vintage pots which started with the Golden print for Holmfirth Artweek.

I was inspired by the graphics on the old pot Dundee marmalade jar we have in our kitchen. 
I love the nostalgia it conjures up of old fashioned breakfasts of 'door stop' toast with butter and marmalade. 
We use our little pot as a vase for small flowers 
which today holds the tiny starts of pink Autumn Joy.

Here's the print after three colours screen printed,

I'm loving doing these prints, 
such a change from my graphic works and book illustration.
 I'm learning so much from the process of doing them which I can then use in my book illustration.
Can't wait to do another one!

Autumn Joy and marmalade is listed in my Etsy and Folksy shops.

Hello October!