Charles Shearer will begin this one-day workshop demonstrating how to make A4 fluid and expressive monoprints using stencils and Caligo Safe Wash inks. This method of printmaking can be both playful and liberating and is particularly suitable for those who enjoy drawing.
In the afternoon, Charles will show everyone how he takes parcel packaging into print to create his uniquely textured monoprints. We will provide a good supply of different packing but you can bring your own too – you will be amazed by the results that can be achieved!
Date: 25 October
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £80 / Members £75
A few words from Charles himself:
I was born in Kirkwall, Orkney in 1956 and studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and at the Royal College of Art, London, specialising there in Illustration. Since my graduation in 1983 I have worked part-time teaching at numerous art schools in and out of London. My principal interest is in landscape and in particular those places and spaces that nature has reclaimed. This is an ongoing theme… I make regular trips to Southern Ireland in search of subject material, plotting my route from ruin to ruin… Those once great mansions that now stand in splendid decay, ivy clad and ravaged by a near century of weathering. Industrial wastelands, spoil heaps and edge of town brownfield sites also attract by their transience, their hoardings, pylons, stagnant pools and rutted tracks. I do seem to avoid the living shiny bright spaces…
I have also made several visits to the slate quarry workings around Snowdonia and tin mine workings along the north coast of Cornwall. These are workings on the grand scale…