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October 17, 2016

LEEDS WORKSHOP LAUNCH NIGHT WENT SWIMMINGLY

A huge thank you to all the folks who came out to the official launch of Leeds Print Workshop on Friday night. The space was absolutely packed throughout the evening, with old friends and new coming to see the finished workshop.

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Congrats to all the winners of our launch night art tombola – a lot of people walked away with some nifty prints. And extra congratulations to our guests for how much beer, wine and other beverages you managed to put away. Seriously guys, we went on four extra beer runs! Extra thanks to Firestone Walker brewery for donating several cases of delicious IPAs and Pilsners. Quite a few of our fundraising prints were sold as well, which all goes towards our equipment fund.

Speaking of which, our indiegogo fundraising campaign has been extended so that we can capture the enthusiasm and support of the official launch. You now have until October 23rd to donate, and get one of the great prints we have as perks. We’re hoping to reach our fundraising target, which will enable us to buy vital printmaking equipment that the print workshop still needs. Please donate if you can. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-launch-leeds-print-workshop/x/14530301#/

Another thing that Leeds Print Workshop has to be excited about is the autumn programme of workshops and classes. Designed for beginners, but still useful for those with some background in printmaking or the arts, each of our workshops is one full day, and taught by one of Leeds Print Workshop’s founder members – all practicing printmakers with extensive teaching experience. Choose from linocut, bookbinding, screenprint for paper and textiles, heat transfer textile printing, a christmas card-making workshop…

Regular opening hours have now begun at the Workshop, with doors open from 10:30am until 4:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those with memberships can now use the facilities within these times – and we’re hoping to extend the hours in the future. But the Workshop doors are also open for anyone who just wants to come in and chat, ask questions, and look around the space. So if you didn’t make it to the official launch night, just pop in to see us over the weekend!

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