Bee Drawings from Scratch - Drypoint Printmaking Workshop
Artist Catherine Cartwright
Sunday October 16th October
Venue: Large Meeting Room, Kaleider, Bathurst House, Smythen Street, Exeter, EX1 1BN.
Places available: Morning 10am-1pm (6 places) Afternoon 2am-5pm (6 places)
Cost: £10.00 (concessions: students, over 60’s, & low waged £5.00) minimum age 16.
In these two half-day workshops guided by expert printmaker Catherine Cartwright, you will get the chance to make a beautiful bee print from scratch. Drypoint is a printmaking method that is great for capturing the detail and surface texture of bees. Catherine will begin the workshop encouraging participants to make drawings of bees in graphite and Indian Ink; these may or may not inform the final drypoint scratching, but it will engage you in looking at and feeling the form of the bee. Drypoint involves scratching directly into perspex and when inked up, the perspex plates will create beautifully intense miniature prints. You will be working directly from specimens and images of a variety of bee species, looking closely to observe their individual character. All materials will be provided.
Catherine Cartwright is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in printmaking, drawing, and film to explore the concept of freedom, the passage to refuge and the associated socio-political agendas particularly those impacting women. Catherine is a Director of Double Elephant Print workshop in Exeter and has exhibited widely.