Jennifer Cunningham | Ireland | Workshop For Children

Monoprint Madness with Jennifer Cunningham

Parents and children will together use block or relief printing to create their own images! Artist Jennifer Cunningham will guide you in the process.

Using a smooth, inked surface, participants will draw on the back of their paper to create a unique once off print. Depending on the tool you use to draw, this style of monotype can create strong or delicate lines, and often has a light, atmospheric texture. Dress for mess!

Printmaking is believed to have originated as early as the 1st century AD during China’s Han Dynasty. The medium’s ability to reproduce images and create unique visual qualities has influenced everyone from book publishers to graphic designers. Artists in particular have driven the medium forward by experimenting with its various processes, in which ink is moved from one surface to another.

Exhibition

Don't miss Jennifer Cunningham's exhibition, Between Worlds, a new body of work for this year's festival. The exhibition features drawings, paintings and sculptures and is running at Galway Arts Centre throughout Baboró.

Artist

Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham works with paint, printmaking, film, digital media and drawing. She exhibits both nationally and internationally, most recently with a solo show in the Festival Gallery as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2018. The show received over 30,000 visitors and a five star review in The Irish times. Jennifer has received several awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award and the Thomas Dammann Travel Award. She was also awarded a Digital Media Residency in Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and an artist studio in the RHA School, Dublin. She has also undertaken residencies in SIM Iceland, Cill Rialaig, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the Inishlacken Project.

Jennifer runs her own Art School and teaches classes to children, adolescents and adults in drawing skills, oil and acrylic, printmaking and watercolour. She has taught courses in I.A.D.T, Dun Laoghaire since 2006 including Portfolio Preparation, Life Drawing, Oil and Acrylic Advanced and Mixed Media. She has been a visiting guest lecturer in N.C.A.D and G.M.I.T.

Venue

Galway Arts Centre

Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp provides entry to the ground floor, however there is no elevator access to the second or third floor.

Parking: There is no parking at the venue. There is Pay and Display (street parking) on Dominick Street and the surrounding area and a large car park on Mill Street next to the Garda station. Mill Street car park is €2 per hour and chargeable hours are 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.

Public Bus: Route 414 stops along Dominick Street, which is a 1 minute walk to the Galway Arts Centre.

Walking: The Galway Arts Centre is located on Dominick Street and is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 7 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.