Seacourt Print Workshop’s Primary Schools' Outreach Programmes introduce children to a range of printmaking experiences. Workshops are delivered in schools to support the curriculum or delivered during after-school clubs to cover areas additional to the curriculum. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how we can help you with your projects and also to support your school's work in relation to the NI Curriculum. Print making offers endless possibilities for even very young children to explore and experiment with mark making and design. Find out more here
Outreach programmes: Our outreach programmes are designed to provide quality print making experiences for GCSE students in their own school settings. This is an excellent introduction to print making guided by one of our professional printmakers and using equipment we will supply. These programmes are ideal for schools that are not able to access our workshop based programmes because of the geographical distances involved. We are developing two artist facilitator hubs based in Londonderry/Derry and in Omagh/Enniskillen with a mission to extend the well proven work we do to a greater number of schools across Northern Ireland. We have an excellent reputation of delivering high quality support which is recognised as having a significant part to play in improving student outcomes. Get in touch with us if you would like to talk about the opportunities we can provide.
Just a little - but important point - schools booking their GCSE outreach programmes directly with Seacourt get preferential booking for our outreach AS and A level programmes and our in-house print studio programmes. Please bear that in mind when planning your programme for next year.
Our 'In-House' print studio programmes: Seacourt's dedicated Community & Education studio allows us to offer our secondary school programmes in an authentic print studio setting which is not currently available anywhere else in Ireland. Students have opportunities to work with professional print artists, and to see them at work, as well as to work themselves at an advanced level using professional equipment under expert guidance. Table top presses do a fair job but they do restrict the size of prints which can be produced. We have a range of presses to meet most needs.
We offer a menu of print making opportunities so that you can choose what best suits your students' artistic development needs. We have developed our programmes in consultation with teachers to ensure what we provide is compatible with the NI Curriculum and examination board requirements.
We also have two dedicated galleries so students coming to visit us not only get a unique workshop experience but they are also able to look at and study a varied programme of exhibitions reflecting a wide range of printmaking techniques from local, national and international artists. A big plus is that students visiting us will also be able to meet and talk with professional and emerging artists engaged in contemporary printmaking. We believe the complete package we offer is unbeatable in terms of value for money and a unique experience that will enhance students understanding, skills and portfolios
We will publish further details soon but in the meantime we will be happy to talk with you about what we can offer tailored to meet your students’ needs. Do please remember that schools who book GCSE sessions with us get preferential booking for our AS and A level days.
If you, or your students, are a bit tired of the same old intaglio drypoint work we will have something much more engaging and exciting for you. New for 2018-2019, for A Level students, will be opportunities to choose to come to the workshop to learn a particular printmaking technique. We will be offering, for example, a cyanotype workshop, a screen printing workshop, lithography workshop, photo intaglio workshop, heat transfer workshop and so on. More information to follow soon.