Young Artists Winter Holiday Course (aged 10-15 years)

Printing Festive Feasts 

For centuries, printmaking has been used by artists as a tool to share images and communication – connecting people all over the world and sharing in times of celebration.

In this one-day course, Young Artists (aged 10-15) will explore this history of printmaking through the visual subject of festive feasts as a way of bringing people and cultures together, creating memories and celebratory traditions.

The day will begin with some fast-paced experimental drawing exercises, working from an extravagant still life set up of a festive winter banquet. Students will be encouraged to develop these drawings into ideas for printmaking using taught techniques such as monoprints, relief prints and rubber stamps, which lend themselves to being produced in multiples and are easily shareable. These expressive and unique artworks will be printed onto postcards and concertina books, which can be given as presents to loved ones over the winter period.

Students will be taught by Alumni Tutor Matilda Ellis and an Assistant tutor. There will be a maximum class size of 18 and students will be supervised throughout the day. This course will run from the studios at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch. All materials are provided.