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Our Lady’s Print

Year 5 pupils from Our Ladys and St Anselms Primary School produced some excellent prints based on the work of Roy Lichtenstein. The layered prints involved drawings, engravings, relief printing and text. I was very impressed by their drawing skills.

Prospect Printers.

Printmakers have been busy at Prospect Studios in the last month. Great work by Sheila Blair, Tony Robinson,Pete Cave, Maria Murtagh and Caroline Johnson. Lino prints, collographs, sugar lift, etching and collage.

Prospect Coffee Morning

Visitors to Prospect Studios raised at least £160 for Macmillan during the Open Studio event . 9 members of the print class, came up trumps again baking delicious cakes and Sheila Cave once again excelled herself. Its a great Open Studio tradition and is now expected.

20 20 Prints.

Once again, Prospect printmakers took part in the 20 20 print exchange organised by Hot Bed Press. 15 printmakers produced an edition of 25 prints and received a collection of 20 prints from print studios in the UK and beyond. This is the 15th time prints have taken part and once again ha great variety […]

Hawthorn at Prospect

Hawthorn Printmakers came to show their products as Prospect Printmakers before Christmas. Michael showed his range of rollers tools and inks to members of the group. Printers were particularly impressed by his range of inks, especially his silver and gold pigments. Michael shows his stock to Carolyn Murphy, Mel McMinn and Peter Cave.

Prospect Prints

Artists have been busy producing prints in the run up to Christmas. Experimental prints have been the order of the day with artists working on mixed media prints, multi plate prints and Chine colle pieces. Works by Ruth Bradshaw Sheila Blair Caroline Johnson Kay Mcintosh Pete Cave Karen Vine.

St Chrysostom Print.

Alan Birch spent 3 days working with pupils from St Chrysostoms Primary School in Manchester. Working in conjunction with the Whitworth , pupils created relief prints looking at Morris, Pop Art and Kandinsky. The attitude of the Reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils was excellent and some great individual prints as well as joint pieces […]

Prospect prints

Artists have been busy working at Prospect Studios over the summer, producing prints for folios and exhibition. A diverse range of work has been produced including drypoints, chine colle prints, lino cuts and etchings. For many artists their experience at Prospect Studios has been their first taste of print. Ella Cole Jill Randall Jill RandallMaria […]

Open Spaces 800

Alan Birch and Jill Randall were selected to work on OPENSPACES 800 in Germany . The project celebrated the 800 the anniversary of Bocholt near Düsseldorf .14 artists from India and Europe were in residence in the towns museums and galleries. Alan and Jill worked with residents, visitors and schoolchildren creating a wall of over […]

Connected Prints.

St. Peter’s primary school from Waterfoot were the first school to visit the newly refurbished Whittaker Museum in Rawtenstall. All pupils from the school took part in printing workshops with Alan Birch working from the Connected Cloth exhibition show, part of the British Textile Biennial .Pupils and some teachers produced some excellent drawings and 4 […]

2020 Prints at Prospect.

Printmakers from Prospect Studios have once again taken part in the 2020 print exchange organised by Hot Bed Press. Members have been busy printing their editions of 25 prints in a variety of media which will be exhibited in this country and abroad. Caroline Johnson Carolyn Murphy Chris & Loraine Waites Ella Cole Janet Grierson […]

Rossendale Art Trail 2021.

Prospect Studio is taking part in the Rossendale Art Trail, which showcases art in the valley.  Prospect Studios will be open on the weekend of 13th and 14th November from 11a.m to 5 p.m. Prospect Studios will be giving visitors the chance to enjoy cakes and coffee as they view the work on show, in […]

Surreal Birds.

Families spent an enjoyable and creative day working with printmaker Alan Birch. Referencing the work of Iranian printmaker Mohammad Barrangi, who was exhibiting his work in the space, participants created their own fantastical birds using wallpaper and collage. The workshops were held in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

Back to print

Year 9 students from Chorlton High School, spent a creative day working with printmaker Alan Birch. A large collection of intaglio, relief and chine college prints were produced , some which may find their way into GCSE folders. Hopefully students will use their experience to produce their own prints. ” Thank you for the wonderful […]

Prints of nature.

Year 5 pupils from St Kentigerns Primary School in Manchester, lifted their spirits working with artist Alan Birch in conjunction with the Whitworth in Manchester. The pupils looked at resident wildlife, including trees, birds, animals and insects. Some sleepy and crestfallen pupils turned up the day after Englands loss in the Euros, but soon rallied […]