12.30 – 2.30pm
Join Becky Peach on Saturday 7 July for a screen printing workshop. Using motifs incorporated within Becky’s installation Moving in (Un)familiar places participants are invited to create their own screen-prints on paper and a collaborative body sock that will be donated to a local sensory room.
This is likely to be a messy workshop and so we advise participants bring aprons or old clothes.
Body socks are often used a disability aid, especially within sensory room environments. They are used to aid with the development of motor and communication skills. They offer a tactile experience for the user; gently restricting movement and visibility. They are used to improve body awareness and assist in developing spatial awareness through balance and resistance.
Screen Print is a form of printmaking that utilises a nylon mesh screen. An image is printed by blocking areas of the screen that don’t want to be printed and leaving areas of the mesh open that do. Becky will be using photo emulsion to block the screen and expose prior to the workshop at Bluecoat Print Studios, Liverpool.
This event is part of Life in a Northern Town, a series of exhibitions and a programme of events featuring work by emerging and early-career artists living and working in the North of England. It has been programmed in partnership with Assembly House (Leeds), Islington Mill (Manchester), Caustic Coastal (Manchester), Bloc Projects (Sheffield) and The Royal Standard (Liverpool).
Life in a Northern Town is part of The Great Exhibition of the North 2018.