Starting in September 2013, a series of 3 courses at West Yorkshire Print Workshop especially for OCA students. The courses have been organised by Textiles student Liz Barraclough, who writes:
A fantastic opportunity to meet up with other OCA visual arts students and take advantage of these affordable day workshops as OCASA have funded the majority of the cost.
Papermaking Saturday 7th September 2013 10am-4pm
Letterpress Printing Tuesday 1st October 2013 10am-4pm
Bookmaking Saturday 26th October 2013 10am-4pm
Cost to OCA students is £10 per workshop including basic materials. The workshops are designed to work as a series i.e. you will print onto the paper you created then can bind prints into a book. However each will work as a standalone workshop if you are unable, or do not wish, to attend all three.
To reserve a place, you will need to download the full information sheet, which includes a signup form. Any questions etc, contact Liz directly – her email address is on the signup form. You do need to be a current OCA student.
Papermaking (6 students) on Saturday the 7th of September 2013 with Jade Montserrat, 10.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Create your own handmade papers. Experiment with paper-making and recycling from processed fibres in a glorious vat of pulp, to which colour and various materials can be added. Clear and concise demonstrations of the paper making process will be provided throughout the workshop, accompanied by examples of assembled books, clear handouts and links to an extensive online directory of inspiring examples, resources and relevant material stockists. Embedding inspirational materials is something Jade is enthusiastic about and which her practice hinges on. Please therefore bring all paper/fabric ephemera with you that you don’t consider too precious, as in the process the materials will obviously get wet and we can’t guarantee that photos, for example, won’t bleed. Be sure to bring along your own inspirational inclusions for papermaking including flower petals, photos, found materials…the list is endless, and the process addictive![/tab] [tab title=”Letterpress Printing”]
Letterpress printing (6 students) on Tuesday the 1st of October 2013 with Nick Loaring, 10.00 – 16.00 hrs.
The course will be primarily about creating a series of prints using letterpress type. There will be a good selection of wood & lead type to use on the day on two different types of press. The large Albion Press will be used for printing posters & large prints (using woodtype) up to A3 size and the smaller Adana presses will be used for printing A6 postcard size (or smaller) items. The type can be used to create quotes, platitudes or anything that comes to mind. This type can also be used to make images, e.g. faces, repeating patterns or solid blocks of colour. Attendees are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the letterpress printing process and find examples of work online that they like to use as inspiration for their own work. Examples of previous work created at WYPW can be found on the WYPW Facebook page. Prints can be single or multi-colour and guidance will be given on different inking techniques, mixing ink and the use of hand rollers (brayers).[/tab] [tab title=”Bookmaking”]
Bookmaking (6 students) on Saturday the 26th of October 2013 with Jade Montserrat 10.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Use your handmade papers and printed papers, decorative papers and your own sketches to design and make your own unique sketchbook, personalized notebook or diary. Again, clear and concise demonstrations of the bookmaking process will be provided throughout the workshop, accompanied by examples of assembled books, clear handouts and links to an extensive online directory of inspiring examples, resources and relevant material stockists. Materials will be provided but please bring along sheets of paper, including abandoned sketches and such.[/tab] [/tabs]
On a study visit to Leeds Artists Book Fair in March this year, some of us were inspired and discussed the idea of having our own stand at next years book fair. This series of workshops will be perfect preparation!