Working with artist Alan Birch students have the opportunity to see our forthcoming exhibition Art Turning Left and explore a range of printmaking techniques in the studio. Alan Birch is a printmaker with over 15 years experience working in schools, galleries and creative organisations. He is the print specialist at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and is based at Prospect Studios in Waterfoot where he runs regular printmaking workshops. His workshops, using specialist water-based printing inks and a portable printing press, provide participants with the opportunity to generate drawings, explore the printmaking process, create their own plates and print their final piece.
This is followed by a free session for teachers 16.30–18.30 with refreshments.