These workshops with Gill Thompson will cover simple mono-printing using gelatine plates, making stamps and mixed media collage with printed papers. Through these experimental processes you will learn some of the basics of Printmaking, and make some small artworks for the wall or to make cards, bookmarks or gift tags etc.
The workshops are free but booking is essential. Come along to one workshop or all three.
Mon 30 Jan, 1pm – 2.30pm: gelli plate acrylic mono-printing
Mon 6 Feb, 1pm – 2.30pm: hand made stamping with ink pads
Mon 6 March, 1pm – 2.30pm: mixed media collage using printed papers
Creative Connections is a series of free creative workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it Covid-19 restrictions, geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage. If this applies to you, you can book any of our Creative Connections workshops.
Gill Thompson is an artist and printmaker living in Lewis. Her studio ‘Harbour Print’ is in Back. Her work includes a variety of printmaking – linoprints, collagraph prints and etchings inspired by landscape and nature, reflecting the shapes, textures, light and shade of the island environment. She also produces mixed media work using found materials and printmaking as starting points. Gill studied art and design in the United States and at Hereford College of Art.
Creative Connections aims to: Reduce loneliness in social isolated older adults in the Western Isles through regular creative and social online arts opportunities; Improve mental health and wellbeing for isolated older adults through positive creative experiences and conversation in the language of their choice; Increase the number of opportunities for people to be creative and to develop visual arts skills.
These workshops are part of the Cruinnich project. Cruinnich is a project supporting and connecting communities throughout the Western Isles this winter, in partnership with Third Sector Interface Western Isles, community organisations and churches all over the islands. Read more about Cruinnich and see the full list of those involved here.