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Screen printing with Rachael Howard

Screen printing with Rachael Howard
Friday 25th February 2011 - Sunday 3rd April

From 12.30 – 4.30pm.

Tickets available £25 including materials and refreshments (£22.50 concs)

Enjoy an afternoon learning the art of stencil screen-printing.  You will make simple drawings of animals, prepare stencils, mix dyes and screen-print images on to a cotton bag that is yours to take home at the end of the afternoon. This fun technique is fast, effective and full of surprises!

All materials provided. Suitable for beginners and more experienced participants.

To book a place for any workshop or talk please email crafts@bluecoatdisplaycentre.com or call 0151 7094014.

Please note we limit each workshop to 10 participants so do book early to avoid disappointment.

About the Artist

Rachael uses her unique and insightful drawings to capture the very essence of her subjects, transporting the mundane and every-day into something far more beautiful and enticing than the sum of its subject matter parts.

Her fascination with the passing world, and her habit of capturing it on paper, may be the start of the process – and an important one at that – but it is just a beginning. Those early drawings are transplanted into graphic, screen-printed; appliquéd and machine embroidered narrative images – beautifully crafted and exactingly worked motifs.

And in doing so, the sort of events and people which normally would not raise an eyebrow – such as mums with prams or passing dogs – become the centre of our attention, causing us to examine the beautifully intriguing real-life canvasses which surrounds us, but are so often taken for granted.

Rachael was one of the Royal College of Art’s first six embroidery postgraduates in 1992, and since then she has become renowned for devising new ways of combining screen-printed drawings with appliquéd fabrics and machine embroidery. She has been involved in a variety of projects, including the prestigious Jerwood Textiles Prize (1997) for which she was short-listed.

Rachael will be exhibiting at the Display Centre in a two person exhibition  ‘Storyville’ with metalwork by Melanie Tomlinson from 12 March – 7 May.

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