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Workshop/Course, Sat 7 Mar 2020, £63

Experimental printmaking

Experimental printmaking



This unique workshop is led by Theresa Taylor, one of the artists exhibiting in the show ‘Spatiality’ in the Brewery’s Sugar Store Gallery in Spring 2020. You will have the opportunity to create experimental layered prints combining drypoint and monoprint techniques.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

By using drypoint and monoprint together it is possible to make uniquely interesting layered prints. By over-printing the two techniques a more complex image can be produced, giving the feeling of depth.

Theresa will be teaching in a small group, the basic principles of both drypoint and monoprint. This will involve both scoring into the surface of an aluminium plate that will be printed from, followed by an over-layering of monoprinting, often felt to be the most painterly of the printmaking techniques. There will be an opportunity to make several prints during the workshop and to experiment with the techniques.

There will also be individual help available with both techniques and the process of making the prints, for people who are unfamiliar with printmaking as a technique. You will also be made aware of the particular characteristics of the materials used and how to use them in relation to the effects you might be aiming for.

This workshop is suitable for both experienced printmakers looking to try these two combined techniques to add to their experience and skills, people new to printmaking, but able to feel confident to use their artistic ideas and painters who would like to extend their practice by using these techniques that are closely associated with drawing and painting.

These techniques do not require any form of mordant (copper sulphate, ferric chloride etc.).

What do I need to bring with me?

Protective apron or old shirt.
Vinyl gloves or be prepared to get hands inky!
You may want to bring a sketch book with ideas/other material or equally you can simply respond to the processes
A pen and note pad may be useful
Are there any additional costs?


About the tutor

Theresa Taylor is an artist based in the north-west of England and works from her studio, a few miles south of Lancaster and at Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Her primary medium is printmaking, although she also use a range of materials and make installations and more recently large unique prints as well as 3-D work incorporating print.

Her work, although abstract, has a pronounced human presence, and is underpinned by two main influences; her surroundings, appropriating information from the natural world, particularly the sea, and psychoanalysis, having trained and worked as both an art therapist and a psychotherapist for over 30 the NHS.

Theresa has a BA (hons) and an MA in Fine Art and has shown work across the UK and in New York, Japan, Spain, France, Mexico, New Zealand and recently Amsterdam.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Mar 2020 10:30 to 16:30


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
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  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


122a Highgate,


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Map reference: SD 514924  Lat: 54.32485 Long: -2.74873

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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