Workshops with Limerick Printmakers

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Updated: January 21st, 2018


Workshops with Limerick Printmakers


Belltable Hub | Saturday, April 21st | €8 

Workshop Groups:

  • 10.30am – 12pm. . . Age  4 – 7 yrs. . . Monoprint & Woodblock Lettering 
  • 12.30pm – 2pm. . . . .Age 7 – 10 yrs . . . Monoprint & Woodblock Lettering – SOLD OUT
  • 3.30pm – 5pm. . . . .Age 10 – 12 yrs. . .Drypoint Etching with Chine Collé 

** Capacity limited to 15 per group


What is a monoprint?

Monoprinting or monotype is a way of ‘painting’ by rolling or applying printmaking inks onto a flat surface such as Perspex or metal. This is the plate that you will make your print from. You can print the inked up surface as is or you can use this as a starting point and work into the ink using a wide variety of materials – this is where it starts to get really fun!

Depending on the texture effects you want, you can then use toothbrushes, paintbrushes, foam or sponges, sticks, feathers etc. to add detail to your print. You can even ink up pieces of textured paper in contrasting colours to layer over your monoprint. Once you’re happy with your plate, you can run it through LP’s printing press and reveal the finished masterpiece!

Monoprint is a great activity for little ones of all ages as it encourages creative decision making through selection of colours, tools, textures and placement of shapes.

What is Woodblock Lettering?

LP has a range of woodblock lettering in various sizes that can be used to add names, messages and symbols to the artwork created in the workshops. Comfortable for even the littlest hand to hold, they can inked up and applied directly onto paper for an instant print hit!

What is drypoint etching?

Drypoint etching is great for older kids as they can create personal, creative prints using their own drawings and can work directly onto the plate. The plate can be Perspex or metal, the surface of which can be drawn directly onto with a sharp tool – don’t worry, full supervision and assistance is on hand at all times. Once the drawing is complete, the plate is then inked up and printed on LP printmaking press.

What is Chine Collé?

Chine Collé is a printmaking technique that can add vibrant colour and texture to a print. Special tissue, provided in a range of colours and sizes is applied to the surface of the print using a sticky substance and the pressure of the print as it is ran through the printing press. It allows the kids to add another visual element to their print and supports confidence in their creative choices.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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