Festival of Learning 2020-1

BPW Artists' workshops as part of Belfast Learning City's Festival of Learning

 In 2020 Belfast City's Festival of Learning did not go ahead as planned, and instead took the form of an online festival. Three Belfast Print Workshop artists, Josephine, Jonathan and Coby have been hard at work and prepared online workshops for you to try at home.
We posted these projects on our social media channels during the second week of January 2021, and they remain available for you whenever you feel the urge to print at home! Some equipment or materials may be necessary for part of the work demonstrated, we've included that information whenever possible.

 

Check out the projects below:

Printing from a Suitcase and Hand Monoprinting

Avilable here: vimeo.com/498318473
 

Join Artist and Printmaker Josephine McCormick at Belfast Print Workshop, as she demonstrates some enjoyable and creative printmaking techniques that you can undertake at home with some equipment bought in advance. The video covers drypoint, collograph, and monoprinting with cut stencils (you can make monoprints without a home press). This video is suitable for the complete beginner 15+ or someone that would like to expand their printmaking skills.

Printing with Card and a Variety of Household Materials

Avilable here: bit.do/BPW-FOL2

You don't need a print press or ink to make a print at home! With this photographed workshop by artist Coby Moore learn how to print at home using acrylic paints or watercolour and materials you have in the house. Use a CD, card, or cartridge paper to make great prints. This workshop is suitable for adults or for kids, with help of an adult. People who have visual impairments might also give this a try using textured objects like a CD or a flat stone.

Cyanotype Print Tutorial

Available here: vimeo.com/498704048

This workshop, by Jonathan Brennan, looks at the cyanotype process, also called blueprints or sun prints, a process almost as old as photography itself. Choose your level of difficulty: printing with paper and A & B solutions is easy and suitable for all ages, all you need is daylight and tap water. If you choose to create the solutions from chemicals, the level of difficulty rises. A sunny day is best, but even overcast days can produce images. Let yourself experiment and have fun!