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Emma Gardner

Emma joined LPW as a member and volunteer after graduating in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University. In 2015 she was awarded Artist in Residence as part of the LPW Big Move project. Emma is currently a tutor at LPW and teaches a diverse range of printmaking techniques, which is reflected in her practice.

Ambiguous places, suggestive forms and isolation are all themes of exploration in her practice. Printmaking is a way of visualising and developing those ideas through process, subtly questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition, which evoke a sense of stillness and silence.

Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Deliverer and Gallery Assistant at Compton Verney Art gallery and Park in Warwickshire, where she has an opportunity to pursue her passion for education outside the classroom.

Courses I'm Teaching

Print courses starting in March 2019


Etching Day

Saturday 9th March 10am - 4pm

Designed for beginners or those with some experience, this course will introduce you to etching using zinc plates.

Print courses starting in April 2019


Gum Arabic Transfer Day

Sunday 14th April 10am - 4pm

Gum Arabic transfer is also known as “paper lithography” and uses laser photocopies as a starting point to create prints.

Solar Plate Day

Saturday 27th April 10am - 4pm

A day course introducing this photo-etching process that uses photopolymer plates that are developed in water.

Print courses starting in May 2019


Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am - 4pm

A weekend spent learning how to transform your hand drawn or photographic images into etched plates.

Experimental Photo Screenprinting Weekend

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 10am - 4pm

Develop your screen printing skills and experiment with composition.