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12 June 2021

Print/Mark-Making Portraits Session with Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer

  • Workshop

Explore the creative print/mark-making processes using everyday objects to create portraits (possibly self-portraits!) during this workshop on May 29th. We’ll use photos and images from magazines to create our works of art, and the finished work will be showcased through a virtual exhibition on June 12th at 2pm.

Materials required:

  • Lino/printing inks (water or oilbased) OR acrylic paints with a water spray—can be mixed with house paint
  • Print rollers (4”) OR rolling pins/bottle that you can easily roll across paper/radiator paint roller with sponge
  • Print plates/palettes (acetates) OR flat glass surface you can mix/roll ink on
  • Cardboard cut to approx. A5 size, covered in plastic (freezer bag/contact paper)
  • Tracing paper (2 x A4 or 4 x A5)
  • Image or face to trace (photo, screen, or magazine image that sits well in A5 size tracing paper)
  • Craft foam sheets (2 x A5)
  • Pencils
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper to print images on, A4 size. Can use many types, such as cartridge/printer paper, card, brown paper, wrapping paper, water colour paper, fabriano etc.
  • Paper to protect when rolling inks (any old scrap paper/newsprint)

This is one of a series of four creative workshops for children hosted by Wexford Arts Center between May 8th and 29th. You can register here. Details on the virtual exhibition to follow.

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Online Event

29 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021

12.00PM - 1.00PM

Age range

9-12