Fife families gathered at the University of St Andrews Gateway Galleries at the weekend for some hands-on experience of printmaking.
Inspired by the new exhibition, ‘Select: Scottish Art from the Boswell Collection’, the workshop, which was led by printmakers from Dundee Contemporary Arts, was fully booked, with 22 children and nine adults participating. Under the expert guidance of Suzie Scott and Derek Lodge, children and parents learned how to design stencils, ‘ink up’ a plate and operate the printing press to produce their very own one-off prints called ‘monoprints’. One boy went home with 12 artworks – almost enough to start up his own gallery!
The workshop is the first in a series of free family events to be held at the Gateway Galleries in conjunction with the exhibition. There will be drop-in art and craft activities for children on Monday afternoons (12-3pm) during the Fife school holidays, starting with Father’s Day Collage Cards on Monday 5 June. Further events will take place throughout July and August – why not drop in and make a wandering ink picture or a mini museum? All events are free – children must be accompanied by adult.
The exhibition, which will run until 15 October 2006, features modern Scottish art by nationally renowned artists including Elizabeth Blackadder, Calum Colvin, John Bellany, Will Maclean, Callum Innes and Alison Watt.
For more details, contact Alison Hadfield, Learning and Access Curator, University of St Andrews – telephone 01334 462396/462417.
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