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Offset Lithography 'Zines


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th & Monday 17th June 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
Experience All levels 
Tutor  Sue Baker Kenton 

Spend three days experimenting with collage, text , stencils and drawn work to create your own zines, pamphlet books and posters. Using Photo plate lithography and monotype techniques combine drawn and photographic imagery with text. Print small editions and unique copies using, amongst others, LPW’s new offset lithography press. During this intensive three day course purposeful play, collaboration and exchange will be encouraged as you experiment and translate your ideas into images. We will look at examples print as a tool for communication, print as protest and consider the relationship between narrative and the book form.

Course Structure

Introduction to the studio, H&S and the course.
A presentation looking at how artists have used print to communicate, protest and in conjunction with the book form.
Design and creating content/ elements to collage
Demo/ practical : Preparing  drawn artwork and digital artwork, photo-plate lithography
Demo: Printing – Rochat(s) / direct lithography press set for monotype               
Demo/practical: monotype and layering
End of day review and planning

Housekeeping and recap
Demo: Offset litho press 
You will work at your own pace
Individual work supported by tutor 1:1’s – technical demonstrations as needed.
Demo- paper folding / simple book forms / dummy books
Clean up
End of day review and planning

Housekeeping and recap
You will work at your own pace
Individual work supported by tutor 1:1’s – technical demonstrations as needed.
Demo- paper folding / simple book forms
Clean up
End of course review, evaluation and pack down

About the Tutor

Sue Baker Kenton is a visual artist whose work is rooted in observational drawing. Her images evolve over time in a considered and reflective way, echoed by the processes in which they are rendered: primarily etching and lithography. After completing her masters Sue received Arts Council funding, which enabled her to study Stone Lithography at the Curwen Print Studio. She was Artist-in-Residence at LPW 2012-13 and in 2016 Sue was appointed etching fellow at Royal Academy Schools. In recent years she has undertaken research trips to Crown Point Press, San Francisco, to Art Print Residence, Barcelona and has completed annual drawing residencies in Reims and Tarn since 2017. In 2021 she received Arts Council DYCP funding and in 2022 visited Frans Masereel Print Centruum, Belgium as part of their collaborative residency programme. Her work is regularly selected for open exhibitions and public collections include the Victoria & Albert Museum's Word & Image Department.

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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.


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Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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