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Rethink Renew: Monoprinting with Collage

£90.00
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 8th July 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Bronwen Paterson 

Work with South African artist, Bronwen Paterson, to produce original artwork from your old prints and a range of collage techniques and monoprinting. This workshop will breathe life into your old prints and reconfigure them into new artwork.

Course Structure

10:00 Introduction to the workshop + Health and Safety

10:20 Discussion around samples /examples and the various techniques used in each

11.00 Deciding on your theme and direction

12:00 Lunch (please bring your own)

13:00 Creating a variety of compositions and the assembling thereof

15:30 Clean up and evaluation

About the Tutor

Born in South Africa, Bronwen Paterson’s work reflects the deep connection she feels with her birth country and its people. Through the forms and textures she uses in her imagery, she attempts to pay homage to the complex country from which she originates.

Paterson’s work is made up of carefully considered layering, constructed from a combination of screenprints and monoprints. Some areas are overlaid with an additional screenprinted, yet transparent layer, which also makes the underlying layers visible. The result is a one multi-dimensional surface that gives her prints a luxurious, almost tactile, appearance. Sections are further embellished with sewing done by hand. The thread creates a three-dimensional embossed effect, and the stitches seems to pulsate with a quiet energy. By beautifying these objects, Paterson makes her images potent symbols that take on an almost religious intensity. Paterson’s work explores the power of symbolism, and she enjoys the fact that each viewer’s interpretation of the image differs through its ambiguity.

Paterson’s graduated from University of the Arts London with a degree in Surface Design. She has exhibited widely, the highlights being The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and being shortlisted for the Sunny Art Prize. She also has work in the V&A Print Collection and the archive in the Scarborough Museums Trust.

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.

Bookings

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. 

Concessions

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.