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Creating Artist Books with Kelly Stewart
Things of Joy | Screenprinting and Bookbinding


Kelly Stewart Book 2

Drawing Day | Friday June 29| 9.30-4.0pm
Full/ Keyholder member £30 | Ordinary Member £40 |Non Member £50
£30 for anyone in conjunction with the screenprinting course

Fully booked

Kelly enjoys the drawn line and quite often varies the line quality, whether it be from a pencil, a graphite stick, charcoal or a nib and combines them into the one artwork through the screenprinting process. She has a tremendous open style of drawing which demonstrates a rigour combined with a wide syntax of mark making.
She is an energetic/ encouraging and supportive teacher in an exploratory environment
The drawing day will take place in and around the Marina area in Swansea which affords excellent opportunities for a wide range of subject matter, architectural, figurative and landscape.

If you are interested in taking drawing to screenprint this will be an excellent preparatory day to get your art work underway. It is possible to draw directly for transfer to screen without having to copy or redraw your material. Screenprinting offers limitless opportunity in combining the drawings with found textures, photographic imagery and text.
The drawing day will culminate in the studio where there will be opportunity to assess the days drawings and plan for your print

Screenprinting Workshop | Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 | 10.00-4.30

Full/ Keyholder member £110 | Ordinary Member £130 |Non Member £150

Screenprinting can be the natural extension of your working drawings. This extremely popular process allows you to build up layers of colour with the full range of texture and transparency. This workshop will allow you to find a way of working that suits your own unique style. Swansea Print Workshop provides a supportive network of printmakers that will allow you to build on this workshop for further printmaking where you can work independently in the studio.

In this workshop you will learn

·         how to transfer drawn or photocopied onto the screens using the uv exposure unit

·         how to prepare your inks for colour, transparency or opacity

·         how to set up the press for registration of each layer of colour

·         different substrates used for screenprinting

No previous printmaking experience is required and all your materials are included in the cost.


If you take part in the drawing day on Friday June 29 you will have some images to work with.

If not then the theme I would encourage participants to work with is 'things of joy'.

These could include animals, nature, items in collections such as stamps, cars, pottery, pots and pans, garden tools, buildings, chairs, woolly socks ..etc If you could bring some found imagery, photocopies or drawings exploring one of your chosen things of joy, and we will work with that through the class. 

Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

In the event you can’t attend, we will only refund any fees paid if we can fill your place.

Payment is by cheque | Cash | BACS TRANSFER | Card payments can be taken in the studio



BACS payment

Bank details Swansea Print Workshop | 08-92-50 | A/N 68226444

PLEASE NOTE | if you use this method of payment please send us an email to notify us that the payment has been made and we will send you a receipt and an acknowledgement that your place is reserved.

Kelly Stewart Book4

£120 Full/Keyholder member | £135 Ordinary Member | £150  Non-member

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About Kelly Stewart  | www.skellydesigns.com  |

Born in Sydney Australia, Kelly studied a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) hons, majoring in illustration at the University of Western Sydney followed by a further year of printmaking. In 2000 Kelly moved to Edinburgh to pursue her career in illustration and to be amongst traditional architecture. Drawing European traditional architecture fulfilled a passion that she craved having been surrounded by predominantly modern architecture in Australia. Edinburgh became a constant source of inspiration and she began to draw quirky architectural sketches and street scenes combined with mark making and handwritten text. Equally Kelly has a love of all creatures great and small so animals regularly feature in her work.

Kelly joined the Edinburgh Printmakers workshop in 2001 and in this time has dedicated most of her artmaking to the medium of silkscreen printing. Kelly enjoys the drawn line and quite often varies the line quality, whether it be from a pencil, a graphite stick, charcoal or a nib and combines them into the one artwork through the screenprinting process. Screenprinting offers limitless opportunity in combining the drawings with found textures, photographic imagery and text.

Kelly has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK as well as open exhibitions such as the Visual Arts Scotland at the RSA, the Royal Glasgow Institute of fine arts and Aberdeen Artists society exhibition. Permanent collections are in Howies Restaurants (Edinburgh and Aberdeen) as well as in the Budongo Chimpanzee House at Edinburgh Zoo. Kelly has supported many charities such as Macmillan cancer support, Circle Scotland, St Columbus Hospice, and the Sick Kids Hospital.

Kelly continues to produce limited edition silkscreen prints as well as original drawings of various cities throughout Europe. In addition her love of drawing animals has also continued through limited editions and private commissions. All artwork can be found on the website