13 August 2020
TUTOR Mobile Print Studio
DAY Thursday 10am – 3pm
DATES 13 August
LOCATION Art Studios
This workshop will introduce the ancient art of woodcut printing using a still life arrangement to draw from. Participants will learn how to carve out their design using traditional woodcut tools, learning how to use the tools to simplify objects into bold shapes, suggest tone through pattern and describe finer details using line. This workshop is perfect for beginners or those taking a step up from Lino printing but will also provide elements of traditional drawing techniques as well, for those keen to brush up on their draughtsmanship.
Structure and Course Content:
– Using still life arrangements to create a series of sketches to inspire your woodcut designs
– Transferring images to your woodblock
– Introduction to using woodcut tools
– Looking at mark making to create different textures and levels of detail
– Ink mixing and printing
– Participants will come away with a series of prints on paper
Mobile Print Studio is a Glasgow based partnership run by local artists David Farrar and Fionnuala McGowan, delivering pop-up printmaking workshops within the community and hosting a laser cutting service in their East End studio.
David Farrar graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with BA (hons) in Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking. He has attended several residency programs and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He now lives and works in Glasgow as a printmaking technician in The Glasgow School of Art.
Fionnuala McGowan graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with BA (hons) in Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking. She has exhibited across the UK and Ireland and now lives and works in Glasgow as a Laser Cutting Technician in The Glasgow School of Art.