Celebrating the Splodge: Pattern Making Using Block Print with Nicholas Hughes
A practical workshop that offers a glimpse into artist Nicholas Hughes’ creative process, which celebrates drawing, the natural world and storytelling through wallpapers, prints and illustrations.
An opportunity to explore hand carved blocks, print repeat designs and discover how each step of the design process informs the energy and vibe of a pattern. We will print endpapers for books using colour and the repeat processes itself to give rise to the unexpected.
Nicholas Hughes makes wallpapers, prints and illustrations using drawing and storytelling. Series of happy accidents, considered steps and a love of nature inform his designs.
This workshop at Earl of East offers a glimpse into his creative process and the opportunity to explore hand-carved blocks used to print decorative repeat designs.
Participants can have a go at hand printing and discover how each step of the design process informs the energy and vibe of a repeat pattern. From wallpapers to endpapers for books, printing by hand using colour and repeat processes gives rise to the unexpected.