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Last few sessions of print & bookmaking @The Welly in Hartlepool

19 May

The group of young people and youth workers at the Welly in Hartlepool are gearing up for the final stages of the Fabulous Books Fantastic Places project and have been making some mini books with their off cut prints.  Its an excellent way to re-cycle those ‘not quite finished prints’ or ‘that print didn’t come out exactly the way I planned!’

The work will be exhibited as part of the  BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair  June 14th & 15th and be on display until 23rd June

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Mini Books

Mini Books

Mini Books

Mini Books

Mini Books

Mini Books

The group have been tackling silk screen printing, understanding layers and registration techniques.  In bookmaking, we have tried Japanese Stab Bound, pamphlet stitch and more recently some paper folding techniques.

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds

Paper folds


Printmaking @the Welly, Hartlepool

20 Apr

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New horizons @CCAD for BA Applied Arts For Enterprise students

19 Apr

Final year BA Applied Arts For Enterprise students have used the Artist’s Book format to explore the intellectual themes arising from their dissertation research.  They recently exhibited work @Empty Shop, Durham.

They will be exhibiting their work during the BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair in the Archive & Library on Level 2 throughout the two days and will be available to  offer visitors a personal insight into their working practice .ccadwork

I recently caught up with some of the students to discuss plans for the Fair & their exhibition.  While in Hartlepool I caught  an exhibition by Claire A Baker, showing an excellent exhibition  in the quirky shop come gallery (Folio Gallery) in Church Square, Hartlepool.  Worth a visit.

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Hartlepool, bookmaking @the Welly!

14 Apr

Print & Bookmaking @the Welly in Hartlepool.  The session included a whole morning of bookmaking from Chap Map Books, Japanese Stab Bound and a seven hole pamphlet stitch.

Chap Map Books

The project is attempting to explore the theme of identity and what it is like, as a young person, to live in Hartlepool.

The afternoon session began with a brief brainstorming exploring aspects of Hartlepool.  As a non-Hartlepool person, I learnt a few things about the town, park, history, seaside and a bit of dialect!  The groups chose to explore positive and negatives – happy to see the positives easily outweighed the negatives!




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Participants then used these brainstorming ideas to develop a series of collages using newspaper, stamps, simple printmaking, calligraphy pens to illustrate some of the themes.  These ideas will then be developed into silk-screen prints.

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Hartlepool FREE Print & Bookmaking workshops for young people

31 Mar

A call out to young people in Hartlepool…. taster session Tuesday 2nd April 2-4pm 2013 @ The Welly, Hartlepool

Print and Book Making an 8 week programme for young people in Hartlepool

This exciting new programme will introduce you to printmaking techniques such as silk screen printing as well as book making ideas.  Each week you will be able to try new techniques and develop your own mini-project with help and support from an experienced artist and book maker Theresa Easton.  Staff from the Youth Services will be working alongside you to help you develop your ideas.

Working in partnership with the Hartlepool Council, this eight week programme will introduce participants to colourful printmaking techniques and simple book making skills.

The books will then form part of an exhibition at Gateshead’s BALTIC Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the BALTIC  Artist’s Book Fair June 14th & 15th which celebrates the Festival of the North East.

For further details please contact: or  or