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Screenprinting from Photographs


In response to the government’s guidance to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to close The Hepworth Wakefield until further notice. This also means that all events are cancelled until the end of May, which unfortunately includes the Screenprinting from Photographs workshop.

Please find a statement  on our closure here.

In this two day workshop you’ll learn how to create bold screen prints using photographs, creating a series of coloured prints.

The first day will be led by designer and print maker Laura Knight, where you will digitally and physically manipulate your photographs, both ones you’ve brought in and ones you’ve taken on the day around the site. You’ll then experiment with composition, before finally digitally preparing your artwork ready for printing.

Day 2 will be led by print maker and technician Ellie Way at The Art House print studio. Ellie will guide you through preparing and processing your screen and experimenting with colour, before producing a series of 2 coloured screen prints to take home.

About the tutors

Laura Knight: Laura graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2007 with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design. An invaluable internship at Timorous Beasties in Glasgow enabled her to move into her first role as design assistant to Clarissa Hulse in London. In the years since, Laura has worked on various design projects for interiors and fashion retailers and suppliers. She began developing her own products in 2013 and which have since been sold in the Barbican, The Southbank Centre and The Hepworth Wakefield, among others.

Ellie Way: After graduating in 2016 from Printed Textiles at Leeds College of Art, Ellie launched her design label WAY and shortly afterward set up a studio at The Art House.

Ellie has since exhibited at New Designers in London, Premiere Vision in Paris, Heimtextils in Frankfurt and Mood in Brussels. Ellie is now practising as a freelance print designer/display artist and work for a variety of clients including Anthropologie and John Lewis. When she’s not freelancing or printing for her own label, she leads various design and print workshops, delivering talks and support on ‘life after uni’ to third years at Leeds College of Art or supporting the members of The Art House Print Studio.

Book Your Place

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.

Book your place online. If you have any questions or special requirements then don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing  events@hepworthwakefield.org.

A two week cancellation policy applies to all workshops. As commercial workshops support our charitable activities, and materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than two weeks before the workshop date should you wish to cancel your place.

Should The Hepworth Wakefield need to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.

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