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Weekend course
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022
11 – 5pm

Letterpress is usually used to create multiple items, whereas a monoprint is a one off and can be a texture or mark made with ink, an ink knife, a block of type or a found object, (among others). These monoprints can then be combined with letterpress type to create a series of prints that are abstract and dynamic. This course is all about embracing the happy accident and the noise and graininess of monoprinting, and marrying it up with expressive wooden or metal letterpress type to create work with tension, drama and surprise.

The words that you use should be something that stirs the imagination or provokes a response, it can be funny, sad, poignant or personal, this will form the basis of the text portion of your print.

Your tutor

Nick Loaring is a letterpress printer based in the small northern town of Shipley in West Yorkshire. Here he operates a vast array of ancient printing equipment and movable type to create striking printing as The Print Project. He is co-publisher of Double Dagger an acclaimed magazine about letterpress printing. His work has been published in Computer Arts, Pressing Matters, Creative Review, Eye Magazine, Random Spectacular, Matrix and The Skinny. He’s worked with Golden Cabinet, Hiut Denim, Magic Rock, Glastonbury Festival, The Leaf Label and many more.

Intro to: Experimental Letterpress with Monoprint
Date & Time:
From 23/04/2022 To 24/04/2022
75A Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, UK
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Price: £140
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