Blackstack Studio Autumn Workshop Programme



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Drypoint with Maeve Coulter

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A 2-day introduction to Drypoint printing using perspex and/or varnished cardboard, a low tech, low toxic approach to making intaglio prints. Drypoint is a technique suitable for linear work that can be combined with carborundum to add tone and depth. Suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to refresh their intaglio printmaking skills. Come prepared with ideas and sketches.

Max. Participants 4

Dates: Oct 19th & 20th

Times: 10am – 5pm

Cost: €100


Introduction to Screen print with Eric Davys

screenprint workshop oct 2019












A one-day introduction to screen-print techniques – learn how to transform your own art work into screen stencils using a UV light exposure unit and photo sensitive emulsion. Experiment with printing and finish by creating a small edition of your own unique screen-prints. Suitable for beginners. Follow on workshops can be arranged for participants who want to pursue more advanced processes.

Max. Participants 4

Date: Nov 9th

Times: 10am – 5pm Cost: €50


Etching with Maeve Coulter

etching workshop oct 2019













A 3-day introduction to low toxic etching using aluminium and copper sulphate. This greener etching method creates prints similar to aquatints with a rich tonal range. Experimenting with various resists will produce painterly effects and texture. Suitable for beginners or printmakers who want to switch to greener techniques. Come prepared with ideas and sketches.

Max. Participants 4

Dates: Nov 16th, 17th & 23rd

Times: 10am – 5pm

Cost: €150


About the Tutors:

Maeve Coulter

Maeve Coulter trained as a printmaker in the Limerick School of Art and Design. She later went on to study Art Education at LSAD and more recently Art Textiles at the Crawford College of Art & Design.She transforms paper and cloth by printing, dyeing, rusting, layering, pleating and stitching. Her haptic approach to materials reflects the ideas she explores. Recent works are a return to traditional etching on paper. This process particularly appeals to her, the controlled erosion of a metal plate, finding the various depths and layers that yield the level of darkness or light required to express form and feeling. Maeve is a co-founder and Director of Blackstack Studio. She teaches printmaking at Grennan Mill Craft School in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and is a regular tutor with Open Circle Community Arts Collective.

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Eric Davys – Two Headed Dog
Dublin born musician and illustrator, Eric aka Two Headed Dog is currently based in Kilkenny. He studied Design Communication at IADT in Dublin and also became a tattoo artist during the course of his career.
With a background in the punk music scene a lot of his work has involved the design of record covers, posters and the publication of many different fanzines. He has also experimented in 3-D work including metal work and synthetics, using combinations of engine parts, scrap metals and found objects such as skulls and bones. Currently he is exploring combinations of photography and mark making through the medium of screenprint. Eric’s politics, ideals and a strong social commentary are at the heart of the concept in many of his projects.

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