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CORK PRINTMAKERS  COURSES 2021-2022



UPDATE: One-Year Course in Printmaking (posted 28 October 2021) 
Our 2022 One-Year Course in Printmaking is now fully booked. The next course will begin in January 2023. We will not be taking bookings or operating a waiting list for the 2023 course until October 2022.




How to find out about our courses


Cork Printmakers’ education programme is listed through our Eventbrite page where you will find all the details about the dates, fees and techniques.

If a course is listed as full, you have the option of registering for a waiting list through Eventbrite. 

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Courses are available year-round in a range of media, involving traditional, new and alternative processes from screenprinting, etching, bookbinding, lithography and more. All courses are suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners who wish to refresh and/or expand their skills. Tutors are members of Cork Printmakers and guests. Class groups are small with no more than 6 participants.

Cork Printmakers reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient enrolment, and when this occurs any and all prepaid fees will be refunded. Cork Printmakers does not refund fees paid by participants who subsequently cancel their place in a course. Course dates may change in response to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Staff will be in touch with course participants directly should any changes be made to your booking.



One Year Course in Printmaking



Cork Printmakers is offers a year-long course in printmaking. Participants attend six-week modules in four technical areas – screen-print, relief print, etching and lithography – as well as theoretical and professional practice modules. They have the opportunity to attend weekend intensives at a discounted rate. This programme is designed for practitioners and students in the fields of art, craft, design and architecture, and is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refresh and/or expand their skills. Tutors are members of staff and artists affiliated with Cork Printmakers as well as guest speakers. Classes take place on Thursdays 10am – 1pm ; participants must register either for morning or evening (sessions are not interchangeable).


Our 2022 One-Year Course in Printmaking is now fully booked. The next course will begin in January 2023. We will not be taking bookings or operating a waiting list for the 2023 course until October 2022. 

Cork Printmakers reserves the right to cancel the year-long course with insufficient enrolment, and when this occurs any and all prepaid fees are refunded. Course times and places are not transferable. Cork Printmakers does not refund fees paid by participants who subsequently cancel their place.




Child Safeguarding Statement

CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Cork Printmakers is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and our Child Protection Policies & procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service. It has been provided to all staff, volunteers and any other persons involved with the service. It is readily accessible to parents and guardians on request.

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Tutors

Don Braisby


Don Braisby is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Glyndwr University School of Art, Wales and holds a PhD in Alternative Printmaking Practices. With a BA and MA in Fine Art, Don has extensive experience and a wealth of technical and professional knowledge in a number of processes, including sculptural techniques using electrometalurgy, electroplating and electortype, all informed by his academic research and studio practice. Since he joined Cork Printmakers in 2019, Don has introduced many members and staff to new techniques in the area of alternative and non-toxic printmaking, which has been revolutionary for the studios in an effort to phase out the use of dangerous chemicals. Don lectures in Saline Suphite Etching and Electroplate Etching, using techniques which are both pre-Industrial Revolution and contemporary. 

Don’s practice is rooted in the observation of nature in his immediate surroundings, with his imagery informed by the etching processes he uses. Printmaking, which results in series of images repeated in editions, has led to Don incorporating film to expand his practice into the moving image, presenting multiples of images in consecutive order on screen. He has undertaken residencies and exhibited in Ireland and the UK. His work can be seen on his website:
https://donbraisby.me/



Johnny Bugler


Johnny Bugler is an Irish multi-disciplinary artist. He specialises in printmaking and is a master printer and former Studio Technician at Cork Printmakers. He currently works as a teacher as well as undertaking commissions and exhibiting his work. His work has shown in Ireland and internationally. Johnny is the artist behind the well-known Singer’s Corner public artwork, commissioned by Cork City Council in collaboration with Cork Printmakers. 

Johnny teaches masterclasses in printmaking and has facilitated workshops in a variety of techniques in different studios. He is a skilled editioner of fine-art prints and has collaborated with artists, designers, illustrators and architects.

Learn more about Johnny’s work here: www.johnnybugler.net



Lynn-Marie Dennehy


Lynn-Marie Dennehy is a visual artist, living and working in Cork City, Ireland. She received a first class honours MA in Art and Process in 2018 and a first class honours BA in Fine Art in 2015 from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, where she currently works. Her research-based practice employs sculpture, printmaking and performance with influences from philosophy, sociology and Greek mythology. She is a member of the National Sculpture Factory, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and a citizen in the State of Print. With an expansisve skill set including advanced technical and professional skills, combined with academic and theoretical knowledge, Lynn-Marie lectures on Cork Printmakers education programme in plate lithography, bookbinding, relief print and assists in other areas of the Cork Printmakers programmes offering her expertise. She is a facilitating artist with the Young Print Collective and the Cork Migrant Centre Women Printmakers. Lynn-Marie has exhibted widely and you can read more about her practice through her website:

here.




Dominic Fee


Dominic holds a Masters in Art & Process, with First-Class Honours from MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. He has worked as a lecturer with several Irish Colleges and extensively as a collaborative printmaker, with a diverse range of artists. His work encompasses a broad range of disciplines  and has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad.  Within fine art printmaking Dominic has extensive history of professional mentoring and editioning of prints for publication in all major disciplines including lithography, screen printing, relief processes, etching (traditional and photographic) and digital techniques.
Dominic is a former Studio Technician at Cork Printmakers and he currently works as Technical Manager with the National Sculpture Factory. Dominic has an impressive depth of artistic and technical knowledge, but is a master of Stone Lithography. In 2021 Dominic exhibited in PRINT STUDIO, as part of the Crawford Art Gallery’s Rembrandt in Print exhibition. As part of this programme, artist John Beasley was commissioned to make a film documenting Dominic’s lithography methods: 

available to view on YouTube here.


Visit Dominic Fee’s website here. 




Fiona Kelly


Fiona Kelly has been a member of Cork Printmakers since receiving a Graduate Bursary Award following her graduation from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA Fine Art in 2008. She has since received a prolific number of awards, residencies and exhibited internationally, and holds a  Masters in Art & Process from MTU CCAD where she is currently a Lecturer in Fine Art. Her artwork has been acquired by the OPW State Art Collection, the Crawford Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland, private collections and public art commissions.

Fiona is a featured artist of PRINT STUDIO as part of the Crawford Art Gallery’s Rembrandt in Print exhibition. As part of this programme, artist John Beasley was commissioned to make a film documenting Fiona working in the studio

available to view on YouTube here. 


Fiona works in print, sculpture and installation and has an expansive range of technical, professional and academic expertise. At Cork Printmakers, Fiona is reknowned for her meticulous approach to relief print methods.
You can find out more about Fiona’s practice here: https://fionakelly.co/



Emma O' Hara


Emma is a Wexford-born artist based in Cork City. She graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design with a B.A. in Print & Contemporary Practice. On the basis of her Degree exhibition, she was awarded a Cork Printmakers’ Emerging Artist Bursary Award in 2016. Following this, Emma continued to work with Cork Printmakers and was recently appointed as a Studio Manager. Emma has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad and recently had a solo exhibition,  One who walks the clouds, at Hang Tough Contemporary, Dublin. While Emma is well known for her multi-layered, technically ambitious screenprints, for One who walks the clouds she expanded her distinctive graphic aesthetic into large-scale painting, ceramics and oil bar studies. Emma is a featured artist in  PRINT STUDIO, part of the Crawford Art Gallery’s Rembrandt in Print exhibition. As part of this programme, artist John Beasley was commissioned to make a film documenting Emma’s practice, available to view on

Youtube here. 


Emma is a mentor and facilitator for the Young Print Collective and lectures in Screenprint, photopolymer etching, relief print techniques and is currently expanding her expertise in other areas including non-toxic and alternative printmaking processes. Learn more about Emma’s practice through her website: https://www.emmaohara.com/ 








Professional Development

We offer courses that can be tailored specifically to your group, club or festival. We can cater for all age ranges and level of experience, including beginners.

If you would like further information about workshops for teachers, or would like to discuss developing a workshop appropriate for your own needs, please contact Cork Printmakers on tel:021 432 2422 or email: enquiries@corkprintmakers.ie




Artists In Schools

Cork Printmakers Artists in Schools programme was initiated in 1995.

The following year, in 1996, Cork Printmakers received an AIB Better Ireland Award in recognition of its success. Since then, Cork Printmakers has become an established arts education provider for the Munster region.


The programme has continued to develop, bringing a comprehensive range of printmaking workshops to Primary and Secondary Level Schools, and has expanded its sphere of activity providing workshops and print demonstrations to Public Libraries, Community Arts Projects, Summer Schemes, Third Level Colleges, Galleries and Youth Reach Projects.


Each workshop is taught by a professional practicing printmaker and offers an enjoyable creative experience in a classroom environment. Cork Printmakers will supply all necessary equipment, including a mobile printing press, as well as all materials required. A maximum of 25 students should be considered for a practical workshop, larger groups will need to be split in two. A workshop generally consists of a two-hour session however some techniques will require a double session


Please contact Cork Printmakers for current workshops and fees on offer and booking details.


Cork Printmakers has set in place a Child Protection Policy, which follows Arts Council and Department of Health & Children guidelines. For further information please contact Cork Printmakers.


Bookings

If you would like to receive more information or make a booking, please contact us on tel.: 021 432 2422 or email: enquiries@corkprintmakers.ie