Let the kids get messy and creative at this printmaking workshop from Crafts with Louisa at the newly re-opened Glasgow Zine Library. Using this simple foam-board printing technique, kids will have the opportunity to make their own hand-held stamps to create wonderful pieces of art to take home. Print foam opens up the exciting world of printmaking to young creatives because it doesn’t require the use of sharp tools.
Suitable for ages 5+, this hands-on workshop teach the kids how to use pencils to make impressions in the blocks and create a fun picture of their choice. After creating their design, Louisa will show the kids how to use an ink roller to apply colourful block printing ink onto the indented surface, and they’ll have the chance to print their designs onto a variety of colourful paper and card. They’ll then have the chance to make their prints even more exciting by collaging with a wide selection of craft materials, including patterned paper, washi tapes, stickers, glitter and googly eyes. Finished collages can become zines, unique greeting cards, party invitations, gift labels, decorations, scrapbooks – and much more.
This event is free, but requires booking.
Glasgow Zine Library (https://glasgowzinelibrary.com/) is an archive and library based in the Southside of Glasgow. It acts as a growing archive of self-published works, with an inviting and accessible area of reading in the space, as well as running a year-long programme of events to celebrate the ethos of Do It Yourself (DIY) culture.
Louisa has been running arts and crafts workshops for just over 2 years. Her favourite thing about running craft workshops is meeting new people and helping people learn a new skill. She studied fine art at the Glasgow School of Art where she specialised in illustration and animation. Read more at https://www.craftswithlouisa.co.uk/.
ACCESS: The Library can accommodate wheelchair users, but unfortunately, we do not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom yet - we are currently applying for funding to make our bathroom accessible to everyone, and we will be making the needed adjustments as soon as we have the funds to do so. If you have any questions or requests about access, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org