|Location||Leicester Print Workshop|
|Date & Time||Saturday 9th April
10.00am - 4.00pm
This one-day course introduces the basic principles of Mindful Markmaking techniques and explores the meditative qualities of repetition, with Leicester Print Workshop artist and tutor Augusta Philippou.
You will be working to produce a fabric sampler of simple print and stitch processes and explore how these techniques can be beneficial to reduce stress levels and help improve wellbeing. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.
Course Structure10:00 Introduction to the workshop + Health and Safety.
10:20 What is Mindful Markmaking? Covering the principles of the process and examples.
11.00 Producing simple prints
12:00 Lunch (please bring your own)
13:00 Basic stitch techniques for mindfulness
15:30 Clean up and evaluation
About the Tutor
Augusta Philippou studied textiles at Loughborough University (BA) and Nottingham Trent (MA) and specialises in multi-media print an embroidery. She works as both a commercial print and a high-end fashion textiles designer, currently working as a freelancer for Alexander McQueen.
Based in the Midlands, she works as a freelance print tutor for Leicester Print Workshop and a textiles tutor for Loughborough University ‘Textiles Innovation and Design’ BA course. She has also facilitated textiles workshops for people living with Alzheimer’s; observing whether textiles processes and textiles workshops can improve well-being and in an audience.
Her work explores memory, using visual references like stains, imperfections and holes to develop prints. Work also takes inspiration from the natural process of aging, examining the way a surface will alter over time; becoming bleached, weathered and worn away. Textures, like memories, change overtime. Ultimately, she is fascinated by the way that memory can become embedded into the fibres of materials, and her work looks at ways of visualising this concept.
Leicester Print Workshop
Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.
We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.
Early Bird: This course is eligible for a 5% early bird discount when booked online by 22nd November 2021. Don't delay, book today!
Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.
Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.
In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.
Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.
Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.