Workshop Two & Three

Well after the success of our first printing workshop, we were raring to get printing 3 new designs to print from three other super talented local artists. James and Hugo had gained a lot of confidence from the first workshop and Cameron and Robbie were two new keen learners.

House Plants

First up was a three colour print 'House Plants' from Sarah Abbott. This was a real challenge because aligning 3 separate colours is tough enough for a seasoned professional screen printer, let alone people who are new to the game.

Hugo carefully lining up colour 3 of the House Plants prints.

Hugo carefully lining up colour 3 of the House Plants prints.

"We certainly had our challenges and it required a lot of persevere, but we got there in the end and created a beautiful print. . In the past I've come up against challenges and just given up at the first hurdle, but this has shown me that everyone has challenges and it's good experienced trying to think of creative ways to solve a problem because life never goes smoothly " said James, one of our printing team.

 
House Plants by Sarah Abbott

House Plants by Sarah Abbott

 

House Plants A3 print is now available from our online shop. We only did a short run of 30 prints so get em whilst they're hot.

Park Play

Next up was the vector shape design from the brilliant Laura Knight, inspired by the simple bold shapes of the playground of the original Park Hill flats, found in photographers taken by her father back in the day.

Jame's pulling the pastel green first layer.

Jame's pulling the pastel green first layer.

 
Hugo printing the dark blue layer of Park Play print

Hugo printing the dark blue layer of Park Play print

Again this 2 colour design required a lot of precision and perseverance, but the final result was well worth the effort.  

 
Park Play by Laura Knight.

Park Play by Laura Knight.

 

Park Play A3 print is now available from our online shop. Again only a super small print run so you snooze – you lose.

Sleepover

Last, but by no means least, we printed this fun 1 colour design from the uber talented Mr Ian Anderson of Designers Republic. 

Teamwork makes the dream work as they say. James, Hugo and Kameron working together to print Sleepover.

Teamwork makes the dream work as they say. James, Hugo and Kameron working together to print Sleepover.

 
A close up of the freshly printed Sleepover design by Ian Anderson

A close up of the freshly printed Sleepover design by Ian Anderson

For a bit of variety, we printed Sleepover on two different coloured card...

 
Sleepover (Charcoal) by Ian Anderson

Sleepover (Charcoal) by Ian Anderson

Sleepover (Forest Green) By Ian Anderson

Sleepover (Forest Green) By Ian Anderson

 

Our Sleepover (Charcoal) and Sleepover (Forest green) A4 prints are now available from our online shop

So workshops 3 and 4 were a real challenge and required a lot of perseverance to create these beautiful prints. Quite a few things didn't quite go to plan but the ever positive David Gasi from Sheffield Print Club was so impressed with the can-do attitude from James, Hugo and Kameron – great work guys!