Midlands Printmaking Open prize was a great course exploring acrylic resist etching, open bite and lift grounds at Green Door Printmaking studio.
It was great to learn something new with Anna.
A brilliant day.
Monday, 21 August 2017
Saturday, 22 July 2017
3 Day Summer School
Friday 4th / Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th August 2017
11 – 5
Join our 2014 Flourish Award winner for an exciting workshop, which will focus on breaking the conventions of ‘traditional’ etching, exploring intaglio processes and collagraph techniques. We will experiment with multiplate, layering and colour techniques. Building on the success of Michelle’s first summer school in 2016, she’s back again for another!
Working with drypoint, collagraph and etching processes, you will explore a wide variety of mark making methods. Tactile and sculptural marks can be produced by layering liquid ‘ground’ or wax onto a plate to act as a ‘resist’ or ‘stop-out’ to the etching solution. The zinc and aluminium plates are then etched multiple times using a solution of copper sulphate, to build up your image in layers. Spontaneous mark-making and ‘open bite’ lines will be explored and printed, often producing beautiful abstract compositions. You will learn to register multiple plates and work with a variety of shapes and compositions. You will also learn about paper, inking and registration techniques.
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, under the guidance of Stanley Jones. She has made prints and exhibited widely for the past 20 years, and also runs a small print workshop and lectures in Nottingham.
All are welcome on this course, whether experienced or complete beginner. The only requirements are an experimental approach and an open mind!
Monday, 29 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
Collagraph Day Course
Leicester Print Workshop
Saturday 20th May 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Who's teaching the course?
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 collé techniques and composition and registration
£70 / £63 concessions
• 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
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Etching from "Contemplation" series by Michelle Keegan #michellekeeganetchings#etchingonzincplate #printmaking #etching #arundel
Delighted to be part of this beautiful exhibition-Ele Pack, Maria Riese, Michelle Keegan, Sylvia Quinnell, Fanny Peppercorn, Kate Boucher, Merna Liddawi, Charles Poulsen, Rhoda K Baker, Wendy Farley, Joanna Still
Friday, 3 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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 Creenaune, Emma J Lawrenson, Henrietta Corbett, Michelle Keegan and Anja Percival: Printmaker.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
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