Mobile ScreenPrint Workshops with Angelina Foster
In 2018 I collaborated with the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane, Co Kildare to host screen print workshops to celebrate Bliain na Gaeilge (125 since the revival of the Irish language & foundation of Conradh na Gaeilge)
This started a new journey for me with Gaeilge. In 2019 after building a mobile screen printing station I hosted Live Screen Printing workshops at farmers markets, Cruinniú na Óg, festivals. Sometimes we printed words, sometimes images, this is something I feel came from the kids at Cruinniú na Óg in Abbeyleix, Co Laois, it's ok to draw a féileacán, we don't all need to write Gaeilge.
I am always trying to ensure participants experience every part of the creative process so I have been working on ways to combine writing and printmaking. In January 2020, I will be facilitating bookbinding (with a hint of screenprinting) workshops with the Shackleton Museum in Athy, Co Kildare. Shackleton's journey is one of my favourite stories, and his motto "By endurance we conquer" has been my mantra since starting my business in 2017.
I am also developing more teen workshops which combine bookbinding and screenprinting by working in small design teams, they draw, develop a design, make their own stencil and screen print their group artwork. Check out my instagram for photos & videos of events.