For the first time, Mytholmroyd Arts Festival 2019 will be running printmaking workshops with the kind help of the Mytton Trust. There hasn’t been tradition of printmaking in the valley.  Mytton Arts Trust are printing pioneers and provide a friendly  team, fantastic equipment and a beautiful venue in Mytholmroyd.

We can guarantee that if you join our workshop you will have a lot of fun! You don’t need to bring any experience of drawing or print making. You’ll leave with a piece of printed work, which may be the first piece of art you’ve made since school! Your work can also go on display during the festival exhibition.

Since leaving art school, Kathy Mytton had a long term interest in etching and decided to set up Mytton Trust as a community based charity in Mytholmroyd. Andy Bolton was appointed to run the workshop. Andy had never done any printing before but now provides excellent technical support.  Andy confessed to MAF HQ that the first time he did any printing, he was so chuffed with the results, he burst into tears!

There will be two workshops each for over 60s and under 60s. The workshops will be led by a local artist specialising in print, with Andy providing the technical help. Participants will be using different printing techniques for the workshops.

Expect – fun, friendliness, inspiration!

And don’t forget: You can now submit your 2D work to the Mytholmroyd Open Art Exhibition.  There are now only 4 weeks left to submit your work.

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