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
~ 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…

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~ 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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Ting Tings Portrait.
I saw the Ting Tings at Glastonbury, they are great performers and I love their songs. They are a striking pair and I loved drawing them. 

Ting Tings Portrait.

I saw the Ting Tings at Glastonbury, they are great performers and I love their songs. They are a striking pair and I loved drawing them. 

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Dizzee Rascal Portrait.
This is a Lino Print of musician Dizzee Rascal. 
I have seen him countless times at Glastonbury and his music never fails to lift my mood.
This was the first of this series of A2 lino prints I created about musicians I admire and I was quite excited by what I’d produced. Its difficult to produce lino prints on such a large scale with so much ‘inked up’ area without it getting messy or miss printing.

Dizzee Rascal Portrait.

This is a Lino Print of musician Dizzee Rascal. 

I have seen him countless times at Glastonbury and his music never fails to lift my mood.

This was the first of this series of A2 lino prints I created about musicians I admire and I was quite excited by what I’d produced. Its difficult to produce lino prints on such a large scale with so much ‘inked up’ area without it getting messy or miss printing.

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Slow Club Portrait.
I was first introduced to Slow Club by my friend, Artist Sarah Abbot who designed their first album cover. I like to listen to Slow Club and think of studio days with Sarah and our Jo talking about food and double denim.

Slow Club Portrait.

I was first introduced to Slow Club by my friend, Artist Sarah Abbot who designed their first album cover. I like to listen to Slow Club and think of studio days with Sarah and our Jo talking about food and double denim.

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Lovely Lee Scratch Perry. 
I have seen Lee Scratch Perry twice, the first time was at Glastonbury and the second was at Band on The Wall in Manchester.
He is a brilliant performer and I’d love to see him live again.

Lovely Lee Scratch Perry. 

I have seen Lee Scratch Perry twice, the first time was at Glastonbury and the second was at Band on The Wall in Manchester.

He is a brilliant performer and I’d love to see him live again.

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Debbie Harry Portrait.
This is a lino print of Debbie Harry. Ooooo! Your hair is beautiful!!! :)

Debbie Harry Portrait.

This is a lino print of Debbie Harry. Ooooo! Your hair is beautiful!!! :)

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Nina Simone. Lino Print.
This was part of the series of prints I exhibited at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.

Nina Simone. Lino Print.

This was part of the series of prints I exhibited at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.

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