A Level Graphic Design Trip to Harvey Lloyd Screens
On Friday 15th March Mr Davies took four sixth form students, Archie, Jack, Sam and Oliver, to Harvey Lloyd Screen Print in Wadhurst, East Sussex. The students had spent almost six months developing their ideas as part of their A Level Graphic Design coursework and preparing their artwork for print.
Harvey Lloyd Screen Print is a print workshop in East Sussex who work with graphic designers, illustrators and artists including Anthony Burrill, Mr Bingo, Morag Myerscough and Tom Pigeon. They are well known for their open and experimental nature and are always keen to push the process to achieve unique results.
Steve and Tracey who run the workshop invited our students along following a conversation with Mr Davies almost a year ago while he was there working on his own artwork having been introduced to them by Anthony Burrill a year earlier. Both Steve and Tracey are keen to support and inspire the next generation of artists and designers and to introduce them to the world of print based design. During the day they demonstrated each stage of the process while allowing each student the freedom to experiment with a wide range of different techniques.
As well as Steve and Tracey sharing their expertise, renowned graphic artist and print-maker Anthony Burrill came along to offer his support and inspiration to the day’s proceedings. Anthony is best known for his ‘Work Hard & Be Nice To People’ poster which adorns the walls of homes the world over. He has had exhibitions at Tate Modern, The V&A, The Design Museum and the Barbican.
With this amount of experience and creative energy in the small workshop the lucky students concerned churned out one amazing print after another, each ending the day with approximately 40 prints with no two prints looking the same.
The day was a huge success and the work produced will go towards the student’s coursework portfolio later this year and be exhibited with the rest of their work in the summer exhibition at Homewood.
A huge thank you to Steve and Tracey at Harvey Lloyd’s for their time, their patience and sharing their expertise and also to Anthony Burrill for coming along and adding an extra layer of inspiration to the day’s proceedings which I am sure the lucky students will never forget!
Mr M. Davies