Friday, 19 May 2017

Leicester Print Workshop

Collagraph Day Course
Leicester Print Workshop
When/how often?
Saturday 20th May 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Who's teaching the course?
Michelle Keegan
Collagraph involves adding layers of adhesive or solid material to the surface of a printing plate, in addition to being created by scoring and drawing into the surface of the plate. Therefore making it possible to incorporate both intaglio and relief methods on one plate. Standard collagraph plates are normally made out of card and coated in a French polish to seal the plate after the image has been created.
    Working with a number of plates you will explore mark marking and line in
    this highly versatile process.
    Learn how to build up layers of tone and line on a mount board plate.
    Explore multi plate and multi colour printing resulting in a more complex
    approach to collagraph.
    You will also learn chine collĂ© techniques and composition and registration
£70 / £63 concessions
Course structure
    Demo: Mark making and line cutting on mount board safely
    Production of multiple plates leading to demonstrations of inking process
    Demo: Registration
    Demo: How to set and use a press
    Discussion around ink types and paper
    Production of multiple prints
    Clean and tidy up
About the Tutor

Michelle Keegan studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in printmaking immediately, having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks. Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art.She has made prints and exhibited widely for the past 20 years, she is course leader for the Foundation Degree in Fine Art Practice at Central College Nottingham and tutor for printmaking at Open College of Arts. Michelle is also a guest tutor at numerous Print Workshops.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Lady Bay Arts Festival

I’m delighted to be exhibiting at the Lady Bay Arts Festival, 20th and 21st May.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Gallery 57 Contemporary Art Gallery Arundel

Delighted to be exhibiting with Gallery 57 as part of ‘Interior Space’opening 29th April

Friday, 3 March 2017

The Hepworth Print Fair

Delighted to be part of this with Staithes Studios Gallery

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Staithes Studios

Very excited to receive lots of boxes today - packed with our latest booklet for Staithes Studios - this pocket size publication which has kept us very busy over the past few weeks presents our rolling programme of monthly shows throughout 2017 and lists the amazing artists we work with and workshop dates. Available FREE from the gallery and at the many events we attend starting with The Hepworth Print Fair 2nd - 5th March. An electronic version will be making its way onto the website asap. In the meantime here is a taster — with Danielle CreenauneEmma J LawrensonHenrietta CorbettMichelle Keegan and Anja Percival: Printmaker.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Gallery 57 Contemporary Art Gallery Arundel

 Michelle Keegan has just delivered her consignment of etchings for CONTEMPLATION which opens March 11. This print titled Contemplation 2 is a complex multi layered zinc etching with lots of subtle marks. Also on show will be etchings from her new series Drawn in the margins

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Prints at Staithes Studio Gallery

We are pretty passionate about printmaking at Staithes Studios and throughout January we are having a refurb in our print room that will enable us to show even more fabulous prints. Here are some of the beauties currently on show - the gallery is open Sat & Sun 12noon - 3pm

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Old Station Gallery Rowsley

Looking forward to the Winter Show at the Old Station Gallery, Private View Saturday 19th November 3pm -5pm
Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE
Artists: Ann Bates, Rachel Carter, Robert Chapman, Sarah Fiander, Steve Gresham, Tony Hall, Michelle Keegan, Kerri Pratt and Alison Tyldesley.

Exhibition continues until 4th January 2017.