Leeds Print Workshop will be offering drop-in monoprinting at the LGBT History Month event at Leeds Museum on February 18th. Come by any time to say hello and make a monoprint – we’ll be there all day! Monoprint is fast, fun and accessible for all ages and skill levels. We’ll be doing stencil monoprint, where shapes cut out of paper selectively block the ink when printed. If you layer up colours on your print, shapes and tones layer and overlap to make interesting results quickly. And each print is completely unique! You can cut your own shapes, or we’ll have some ready cut for you.
This event is sure to be fun for everyone, with stalls, talks and more workshops to take part in and celebrate LGBT history. From 11:30 the Leeds Queer Film Festival folks will be playing a series of short films, including All Out! Dancing in Dulais, a documentary filling in the story behind recent hilarious tearjerker Pride, and Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary biopic of one of the pioneers of LGBT activism.
Aside from our monoprint workshop, you can take part in Make a Thaumatrope, Clay Pendant making, Kendama, Queer DIY Filmmaking workshop (book in advance) and LGBT History-themed Zine-In-A-Day with our printmaking pals Footprint Workers Co-op. The museum will also be packed full of stalls from community groups throughout Leeds, a great opportunity to find out about the work they do and how to get involved.
Learn more about our shared history of LGBT community and activism, and have a brilliant, craft-filled time while you’re at it!
LGBT History Month Event
Saturday 18 February from 11:00–15:00
Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH