Lettering & Typography Workshop, 19th May

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Practice different forms of precise and expressive lettering with Jack Rogers, Graphic Designer.

Information from the workshop leader:

“The workshop will have focus on typography and in particular hand rendered lettering. This is a huge subject and can cover anything from rigid letter press to free style graffiti. I will give a brief history and outline of typography and its various different artistic and commercial applications, then engage the participants in a number of activities that will teach them the proper language and terms used within type setting as well as encouraging them to explore the possibilities of hand rendered typography. I will encourage the participants to practice some precise calligraphic letting as well as some more messy expressive lettering using a variety of tools. I will then set an open task that enables them to explore and practice their chosen method or methods of lettering.

Participants are encouraged to have in mind a favourite word, quote or some song lyrics (1 or 2 lines max) they would like to use to create some typographic artwork.”

Jack Rogers is a graphic designer with an interest in typography living and working in Plymouth, UK.

Please note that this workshop is for 11-19 year olds only and is free to attend.  If the event is sold out please contact YEA to go on the waiting list.

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

 

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Zine Making Workshop, 10th March

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Make and share zines at this workshop in DIY publishing using collage, type and drawing with Maddy Hearn, Artist.

Information from the workshop leader:

“Make zines! Find about zines! Share zines! We’ll be folding, stitching, stapling, collaging and typing! You may already know a little, not a bean, or not-a-lot about these wonderful instant DIY publications and thats OK – all are welcome!”

Maddy Hearn makes handmade artists books using “collage and drawing in its simplest form” and leads instant book workshops in galleries and museums.  She also organises “experimental artists’ book-based events” and is a co-organiser for Counter, Plymouth’s Art Book Fair.

Please note that this workshop is for 11-19 year olds only and is free to attend.  If the event is sold out please contact YEA to go on the waiting list.

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

Comics & Characters workshop, 3rd February

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Practice designing unusual characters and developing stories for comics with Ben Wright, independent comic creator.

Information from the workshop leader:

“Come along to a fun afternoon of comic making workshops! We will be collaborating on various drawing based tasks designing unusual and exotic characters and developing some strange and exciting stories.

Participants are encouraged to socialise, share ideas, and be prepared for the unexpected!

The ability to draw is not essential, but willingness to try is mandatory.”

Benjamin Wright is “an illustrator, comic artist, designer, toy-maker and lecturer based in Plymouth”, and one half of “comics factory and procrastination machine” LaLaLa PomPom.

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

Creative Writing workshop, 9th December

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Experiment with different forms of writing and explore character and plot creation with Sophie Mellor, Artist.

Information from the workshop leader:

“A TV reality star US president tweets his policies from the White House. With the previously unbelievable becoming the #NewNormal is everything now real fiction?
In this creative writing session we’ll look at the mechanics of fiction (character, location, plot, conflict, resolution). We’ll experiment with different forms of creative writing from twitter to algorithms to Taylor Swift, via first, second and third person points of view, using music, paint and fortune cookies.”

Sophie Mellor is an artist who uses writing, amongst other things, in her art practice. Recent examples include a co-authored novel ‘Life Chances’ written with low income families in Bristol and Cardiff; a GPS triggered smartphone app short story ‘Here Comes Everybody’; and script writing for ‘Live Model’ a performative public information film exploring regulation. More info here – www.closeandremote.net

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

Mobile Photography workshop, 18th November

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Learn how to find and take better photos with your phone camera with Peter Davey, Plymouth Based Artist & Lecturer.

Information from the workshop leader:

“I am interested in Street Photography and in shapes, forms, objects and people and the works of Keith Arnett, Robert Frank, Martin Parr and William Eggleston, and the notion of ideas that question Beauty and Art and capturing the moment. It’s the idea of play and wonder that shapes the everyday documenting the here and now
and its role in contemporary society that images are only just a reflected displacement of humanity in relationship to frozen clips. If you don’t capture the decisive moment there is every likely possibility that moment will be lost to space and time. Even then you never truly own anything as once you put your images out to the world online or in a gallery space you never truly own them again, as the viewer might know nothing about your own personal view of the image and will form their own interpretation of the image to create new identities, new narratives and that is the reality of street photography and any Art Form. The beauty of a phone in your pocket is the same idea of early photography, you can hide and blend into society looking for possibilities to capture and the images can be more raw and personal that you could not get on a bigger camera.”

Peter Davey is an artist and member of Wonderzoo, Flameworks, Timebank and Visual Arts Plymouth.

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING!  There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

Art Writing Workshop, 11th November

NOW BOOKING! There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

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Learn how to write on art and events and how to carry out an interview with Lucy Rollins, PAC Assistant Curator.

Lucy has been studying and working as a Contemporary Art Curator for nearly a decade now. As a Curator, she has lots of ideas and tips about how you can get to the heart of what you want to talk about when it comes to ART. Together we will look at how Artists and Curators talk to each other and then put the word out into the world; looking at social media, print and IRL convo.

Book a workshop place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the link below to book online:

NOW BOOKING! There are limited spaces available so make sure you sign up now!

Read more about this project here!

 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS!

YEA Plymouth has been working in collaboration with Horizon, Plymouth Culture and Plymouth Arts Centre to organise a series of six free specialist skills workshops for creative young people aged 11-19 in Plymouth.

YEA Plymouth is an independent organisation created and led by young emerging artists, designers, photographers, writers and makers.  We have helped organise zine workshops throughout 2017, introducing zine-making and self-publishing to many young people around Plymouth, and in September we released our first publication, a limited edition zine called YEA ’17 which featured ten local young artists and was distributed exclusively at the Plymouth Arts Weekender.

Our follow-up project to releasing our zine is this series of six specialist skills workshops.  The topic and leader of each workshop has been chosen by YEA Plymouth members but the workshops are open to all local creative people aged between 11 and 19.  Horizon and Plymouth Culture are funding the project and Plymouth Arts Centre are hosting the workshops, and both Horizon and PAC have provided YEA with lots of support and advice throughout to help us make this project happen!

There are limited spaces at each workshop so if you want to come along to any of the workshops, you must book a place!  Book your place by popping in to the Plymouth Arts Centre box office from 1pm Tuesday-Saturday or call on 01752 206114.  Alternatively use the links (below) to book online.

The list of the workshops below will be updated regularly, so check back often and click the individual posts for more information.

 

Workshop 1: Art Writing, Saturday 11th November 2017 1.30-4.30pm

BOOKING OPEN – CLICK HERE!

Learn how to write on art and events and how to carry out an interview with Lucy Rollins, PAC Assistant Curator.

 

Workshop 2: Mobile Photography, Saturday 18th November 2017 1.30-4.30pm

BOOKING OPEN – CLICK HERE!

Learn how to find and take better photos with your phone camera with Peter Davey, Plymouth Based Artist & Lecturer.

 

Workshop 3: Creative Writing, Saturday 9th December 2017 1.30-4.30pm

BOOKING OPEN – CLICK HERE!

Experiment with different forms of writing and explore character and plot creation with Sophie Mellor, Artist.

 

Workshop 4: Lettering, Date TBC (2018)

BOOKING NOT YET OPEN!

 

Workshop 5: Comics and Characters, Date TBC (2018)

BOOKING NOT YET OPEN!

 

Workshop 6: Zinemaking, Date TBC (2018)

BOOKING NOT YET OPEN!

 

Remember to keep an eye on this blog for information updates, and contact us if you are interested in joining YEA Plymouth and taking part in future projects!

 

Meet YEA Plymouth at the Plymouth Art Weekender!

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This Saturday 23rd September YEA Plymouth will have a table at the Zine fair in the Plymouth Athenaeum!  We will be giving away copies of our exclusive Plymouth Art Weekender zine YEA ’17 with free badges, and selling more handmade badges created by YEA Plymouth members.  We will also be showing some of the zines and minizines we have made in our workshops and demonstrating how to make a minizine.

Follow @yeaplymouth on Instagram for updates from the event and you can also follow @PlymArtWkndr for updates all over Plymouth!