Induction Into Monotype with Harriet Hughes (@harriethughes.art)
Simple and fun printmaking process
Friday 28 April 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Using Dorothy’s portraits as a basis, we will use the monotype print-making technique to create portraits with interesting texture, line and pattern using relief inks.
Participants will watch a demonstration of inking an acetate, where they can be shown different techniques, like tracing and using brushes/palette knives to create texture on the acetate. After being shown the process, participants are left to play with the process and materials provided.
At the end of this workshop you will have produced prints to take home using a variety of methods and colours!
No experience is needed, this casual workshop is designed for a fun evening while appreciating Dorothy Wilding and her photographs compositions.
Workshop Hosted by Harriet Hughes
Free entry. Booking is essential as spaces are limited, register using the booking button above!
This workshop is part of the Gloucester Lates project – Gloucester Lates is a series of weekly workshops/by young people for young people , created by Hundred Heroines in collaboration with JOLT, and is running alongside the Dorothy Wilding Exhibition at the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Gloucester).
23 Bell Walk (bottom of the escalator), Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester.
This event is held in conjunction with Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs – the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.
Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21. This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.
Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.
This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.