This is a 2 hour workshop focused on making a print with artist Clare Henderson. Clare’s practice is now spread over etching, monoprint and painting but for this workshop we will go back to her first interest- drypoint. A 700 year old form of printmaking, which is initially made by scratching or incising a drawing into a metal, or plastic sheet, drypoint is an accessible and rewarding way to make a print, especially if you’re a drawing fan. Taking inspiration from the natural world this workshop will focus on drawing, composition and printing technique.
All tools and materials will be supplied, but if you would like to work from something specific please bring the item, or an image, with you on the day.
Clare Henderson was born in Dublin and began her art training in Ballyfermot Senior College and then went on to study Fine Art Print in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. On graduating in 2005 she began printing in Graphic Studio Dublin, having received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award. She enjoyed her first solo exhibition in Monstertruck Gallery in 2006 and since then has exhibited in the Talbot Gallery, SO Fine Art Editions, Graphic Studio Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland. Clare is an experienced educator and has facilitated workshops in schools, libraries, private businesses and charities while also delivering printmaking demonstrations and masterclasses in The National Gallery and teaching a variety of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin for the last 15 years. She recently won the printmaking prize in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Summer Exhibition and has pieces in the permanent collection of the Law Library, Office of Public Works and The National Gallery. Clare is currently working on her masters and has pieces on display in Graphic Studio Gallery, SO Fine Arts Gallery and Páipeir Exhibition in Hang Tough. Her next major exhibition is in SO Fine Arts in November 2023.
Image: Arctic Tern, Medium-drypoint, Clare Henderson