drawthecurtins

Claire Curtin Printmaker.
I am an Artist, Printmaker. I teach printmaking evening courses at Leeds College of Art.
This is my drawing blog, its like an online sketchbook except I would never let you look in my sketchbook.
You can contact me on clairecurtin@live.co.uk
and say 'hello' on twitter I'm @msclairecurtin
~ Tuesday, July 29 ~
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This is part of some collage work that I am making for my Artist’s Residency at The People’s History Museum. It is based on events in todays news; Ofcom have found Jeremy Clarkson guilty of Racism. Is anyone surprised?
I will be in residence at the People’s History Museum from Saturday 9th August till Friday 15th August. I will be making a series of protest works, placards and collages based on the days news, current affairs and ideas worth fighting for. Please come and join me and make work of your own.
On Friday we will be holding a People’s Procession based on your ideas worth fighting for! It will start at the People’s History Museum at 5pm, we will leave at 5.15pm and march up to Lincoln Square. There will be live music and a chance to raise awareness of your issue using our megaphone. Come along, it will be fun and everyone is welcome!

This is part of some collage work that I am making for my Artist’s Residency at The People’s History Museum. It is based on events in todays news; Ofcom have found Jeremy Clarkson guilty of Racism. Is anyone surprised?

I will be in residence at the People’s History Museum from Saturday 9th August till Friday 15th August. I will be making a series of protest works, placards and collages based on the days news, current affairs and ideas worth fighting for. Please come and join me and make work of your own.

On Friday we will be holding a People’s Procession based on your ideas worth fighting for! It will start at the People’s History Museum at 5pm, we will leave at 5.15pm and march up to Lincoln Square. There will be live music and a chance to raise awareness of your issue using our megaphone. Come along, it will be fun and everyone is welcome!

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~ Friday, July 25 ~
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CMYK Mono Print using stencils. I made this at Hot Bed Press using 3 plates and 3 stencils, the registration is a bit dodgy but i like it.

CMYK Mono Print using stencils. I made this at Hot Bed Press using 3 plates and 3 stencils, the registration is a bit dodgy but i like it.

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Yellow stencil mono print made at Hot Bed Press.
I was really pleased with this, the yellow was lush and the print crisp.

Yellow stencil mono print made at Hot Bed Press.

I was really pleased with this, the yellow was lush and the print crisp.

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~ Thursday, May 29 ~
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http://www.phm.org.uk/about-us/play-your-part/microresidencies-project-vote-for-your-favourite/ VOTE FOR ME PLEASE! I have been shortlisted for the microresidency at the People’s History Museum but I need your vote to win it! Feel free to share… #democracy #clairecurtin #phm #people’shistorymuseum #voteforclaire #vote #DOWNWITHDAVE

http://www.phm.org.uk/about-us/play-your-part/microresidencies-project-vote-for-your-favourite/ VOTE FOR ME PLEASE! I have been shortlisted for the microresidency at the People’s History Museum but I need your vote to win it! Feel free to share… #democracy #clairecurtin #phm #people’shistorymuseum #voteforclaire #vote #DOWNWITHDAVE

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~ Wednesday, May 28 ~
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Vote for me please! I am shortlisted for the 1 week residency at the  People’s History Museum. Click  here to vote for me & 2 other people if you like! It would mean a lot to me to get this residency and I would really appreciate your vote! 

Vote for me please! I am shortlisted for the 1 week residency at the  People’s History Museum. Click  here to vote for me & 2 other people if you like! It would mean a lot to me to get this residency and I would really appreciate your vote! 

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~ Tuesday, May 13 ~
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I’m really enjoying teaching screen-printing this term at Leeds College of Art! My students are making some wonderful & exciting work! If you want to book on my next 5 week course follow this link: http://shop.leeds-art.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=41&prodid=178

I’m really enjoying teaching screen-printing this term at Leeds College of Art! My students are making some wonderful & exciting work! If you want to book on my next 5 week course follow this link: http://shop.leeds-art.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=41&prodid=178

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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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I’ve been experimenting with CMYK screen-printing at Hot Bed Press today…

I’ve been experimenting with CMYK screen-printing at Hot Bed Press today…

Tags: claire curtin Claire Curtin Art CMYK cmyk screen print screenprint print printmaking cockerel hen photo screen printing
~ Monday, April 7 ~
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Everyone Is Turning Thirty
Wood Block Print

Everyone Is Turning Thirty

Wood Block Print

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Reclining Nude Triptych
 Sharpie on Write on Film. (Acetate) 26.7x26.7cm

Reclining Nude Triptych

 Sharpie on Write on Film. (Acetate) 26.7x26.7cm

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Five 60 second Nudes
Sharpie on Write on Film (Acetate) 26.7 x 26.7cm

Five 60 second Nudes

Sharpie on Write on Film (Acetate) 26.7 x 26.7cm


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I made this wood block print for my mum VERA at Juniper Press.

I made this wood block print for my mum VERA at Juniper Press.


~ Monday, February 10 ~
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Desmond Tutu
Campaigner for peace and human rights and all that should be and isn’t

Desmond Tutu
Campaigner for peace and human rights and all that should be and isn’t

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~ Friday, January 17 ~
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This week I started teaching Screen Printing at Leeds College of Art. These are the prints we made in the first session. I’m super excited to see what the students produce next week.

This week I started teaching Screen Printing at Leeds College of Art. These are the prints we made in the first session. I’m super excited to see what the students produce next week.

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~ Tuesday, December 3 ~
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Protest & Survive
I made this letterpress print at Juniper press with wooden type.

Protest & Survive

I made this letterpress print at Juniper press with wooden type.

Tags: letterpress Printmaking Claire Curtin Protest Art Drawings by Claire Curtin Juniper Press
~ Thursday, August 16 ~
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Maxi Jazz Portrait.
This was one of six portraits I exhibited at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery. It was about musicians that I admire. Below is the statement I included with the work.
 As an artist, music accompanies my practice, with studio days spent listening to the radio and wonderful workshop days complimented by the sounds of my Ipod. I think that musicians and artists have quite similar life styles whether they are working very hard in several part-time jobs while also trying to make it big with their own work or they are the successful few. I am passionate about music and I have huge admiration for musicians. Sometimes I find myself being envious of musicians, song writers and singers. They are able to express themselves so openly, seemingly without the anxiety that they might be ridiculed, it may be that musicians have the same feelings towards artists. The grass is always greener! Maybe I should put down my roller and dust off my guitar…

Maxi Jazz Portrait.

This was one of six portraits I exhibited at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery. It was about musicians that I admire. Below is the statement I included with the work.

 As an artist, music accompanies my practice, with studio days spent listening to the radio and wonderful workshop days complimented by the sounds of my Ipod.
 I think that musicians and artists have quite similar life styles whether they are working very hard in several part-time jobs while also trying to make it big with their own work or they are the successful few.
 I am passionate about music and I have huge admiration for musicians. Sometimes I find myself being envious of musicians, song writers and singers. They are able to express themselves so openly, seemingly without the anxiety that they might be ridiculed, it may be that musicians have the same feelings towards artists. The grass is always greener! Maybe I should put down my roller and dust off my guitar…

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