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Exhibition Time!

23 Jun

I’ve been more proactive this year in applying for exhibitions and trying to get my work seen by a wider audience, and although it costs to submit work, so far it seems to be paying off as I have three events coming up in the next few months!

I’ll be showing three pieces of work at next weeks’ Royal Norfolk Show, 28th and 29th of June, this is my third year of taking part and as I sold both works last year I have been invited to submit three this time… On show will be my latest etching of Granddad and friends – ‘The MG’, as well as ‘Millicent’- a portrait of my Grandma and an early etching of mine – ‘Granddad’.

I’m excited to have recently found out that ‘The MG’ has also been shortlisted for the Holt Festival – Sir John Hurt Art Prize exhibition, 24th -31st July! A great selection of works by local artists will be on show and the prize will be announced by Lady Anwen Hurt on Sunday the 23rd of July!

'The MG' £195 unframed £230 framed

‘The MG’ £195 unframed £230 framed

I’m also taking part in the 22nd (my 5th) Norwich Print Fair from the 4th – 16th of September. For this I’ve been working on some new prints based on ‘the hand-made’ and so far have produced some portraits of volunteers at the John Jarrold Printing Museum. Below are two new prints that are a combination of etching and collagraph, ‘Bill’ and ‘Jerry’.

I’m still waiting to hear if I have got into the Woolwich Print Fair in London, 20th – 23rd October… Watch this space!

Thanks for reading…

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Printmaking Courses: Summer Term!

10 Mar

Enrolments for courses are now open for the summer term at Wensum Lodge!

Due to popular demand, I am now running two ‘Lino Printing for Beginners’ courses, one on Monday evenings (10 weeks) from 7-9pm and on Thursday mornings (12 weeks) from 10am-12pm.

There is also a ‘Printmaking – next steps’ course (10 weeks) available on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm. This will cover a range of techniques including drypoint, lino cut, monoprint and collagraph…

I am hoping to also get my ‘Intaglio for Beginners’ course up and running again, involving drypoint and etching, will soon update if this goes ahead!

For more information including course fees and how to enrol, follow this link:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/arts-and-crafts

Latest Work and News!

3 Mar

 

Admittedly I have had my usual lull between September and January in terms of doing my own art work! I am now teaching two leisure courses in Lino Printing for Beginners and a level 1 and level 2 NCFE in craft: Printmaking  at Wensum Lodge in Norwich. I am also a sessional tutor at City College and teach on the Art Foundation course on Tuesday afternoons.

Wednesdays, however, are still my day at Print to the People and during the quiet (and cold) winter months I have been working on a new etching of my Granddad and friends admiring an old MG in the 1930s.

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Shortly after starting this plate I was sent the usual email asking to show interest in taking part in this year’s Norwich Print Fair. At the time I had only done the initial hard ground line drawing but I sent this in and have been offered a place in the exhibition again in September!

Below are more images of my plate in progress and what I have done at each stage…

  1. The hard ground line drawing. Etched in Ferric chloride for 1 hour (it takes longer in the cold!)

2. First soft ground. Ran through press with a piece of cotton across the whole surface. White areas stopped out and additional lines added for a soft tone – these were drawn through tracing paper to give a more pencil like line when etched. Etched in weaker solution for 6-8 minutes.

3. Second soft ground etch. Focusing on the tree. Used an edge of mount card and scrunched up tissue to create random marks for the leaves (rather than drawing them individually!) Also re drew softer lines to create a darker tone on figures and the car.

4. Proof 2 and proof 3. Planning to burnish a ‘horizon’ and get rid of random marks in background. Might do one more etch but i’m pleased with the latest print…(white patches are where I tried to use whiting powder to lighten the background but it didn’t work well over the soft ground texture so going to burnish instead.)

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I’m aiming to have this print ready to exhibit in the Royal Norfolk Show in July alongside two other works. I sold both A Grand Day Out and A Grand Day Out #2 there last year, so I have been asked to submit 3 pieces this time!

Watch this space and thanks for reading,

LWHITEPRINTS

 

 

Wensum Lodge Printmaking Courses: Spring Term

2 Dec

Enrolments are now open for the Spring term at Wensum Lodge (King Street, Norwich!)

After popular demand this term I have sorted an extra course in Lino Printing for Beginners so there is now an option for Monday evenings or Thursday mornings. This course starts off with basic single block printing and then moves on to help you develop skills in reduction printing and multiple block.

Times:

Monday evenings 7-9pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

Thursday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 12th of January

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There is also Printmaking for Beginners on Monday mornings which gives you the opportunity to try 4 different methods including monoprint, lino cut, drypoint and collagraph.

Time:

Monday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

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For a course that offers more development in the designing and research processes behind different printing methods, there is a Level 1 NCFE certificate in printmaking on Mondays as well. As an accredited course you will be expected to meet the NCFE criteria and build a portfolio of work that demonstrates the development of your ideas and techniques. You will sample various printmaking techniques and work towards a final edition of presentable prints.

This course will run from Monday the 9th of January from 13.30 – 16.30 for 24 weeks. once completed you might be interested in continuing these skills by doing a Level 2 course in September!

If you are interested check out further course info on the link below and also the course fees – which are all subsidised!

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/arts-and-crafts

 

20% off my ETSY shop!!

25 Oct

I’ve added a 20% off coupon to my ETSY page until the 11th of November!

Selected prints from my portfolio are available, just make sure you enter 20PERCENT when ordering!!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lwhiteprints?ref=hdr_shop_menu

The Norwich Print Fair

16 Aug

I was asked just two weeks ago if I would like to take part in this year’s Norwich Print Fair, luckily I had already been busy producing a new series of work based on old family photos from the 1930s in Ireland! The first print in the series, ‘Granddad’, was produced while at NUA back in 2008 and last year I accompanied this with ‘Grandma’. However, I have a wonderful collection of old photos, many featuring old cars and various family members – all taken by an anonymous photographer – and I decided to produce a body of work to celebrate them!

Below is a sample of what will be on show at the exhibition… You can also buy selected works from my ETSY page https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lwhiteprints?ref=hdr_shop_menu  or email me via slippersandhats@hotmail.com

 

The exhibition takes places at St Margaret’s Church on St Benedict’s St, Norwich from the 5th – 17th of September! Come along and support the local printmaking scene!!

http://www.norwichprintfair.co.uk/

Thanks for reading!

Laura

 

Another printmaking course!

15 Aug

There is now a Level 2 NCFE course open for enrolment with adult education / Norfolk Community Learning Services at Wensum Lodge, Norwich!

This is an accredited course in Creative Arts: Printmaking and will give the opportunity to develop design and research skills related to different print techniques. You will sample monoprint, lino cut, collagraph, drypoint and etching and will work towards an edition of prints in your preferred method!

It is a year long course and will be taking place from the 27th of September on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm, plus it’s only £392!!

For more information you can email me at slippersandhats@hotmail.com, or check out the course info here:

https://enrol.norfolk.gov.uk/AvailableCoursesList.Asp?ID1=,%20&ID2=?