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Emma Gardner

Emma is an artist, printmaker and educator. She creates original artwork using collage, photography and printmaking processes.

Emma’s practice is shaped by her response to places, questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition through printmaking. Her works often evoke a sense of stillness and silence within ambiguous spaces.

Emma studied Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. After graduating in 2012 she joined Leicester Print workshop to help facilitate her practice and was awarded Artist in Residence in 2015. Emma is currently teaches a diverse range of printing techniques at LPW. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has a wealth of experience working on creative projects with community groups, schools, museums and galleries. Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Officer at Compton Verney Art gallery and Park, where she pursues her passion for learning outside the classroom.

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

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.