Monica Petzal appointed new Trustee at Curwen

Monica Petzal

We are delighted to announce that Monica Petzal has joined our Board of Trustees. Monica is an artist printmaker, curator and writer. She is the owner of the Printroom Studio which was a ‘live’ gallery from 2006 to 2023 and which now exists online. Educated at Sussex University, the Royal College of Art and Camberwell, Monica has exhibited widely, including two major museum exhibitions,The Herbert Museum in Coventry 2015 and Leicester New Walk Museum in 2020. Her practice focuses on her German Jewish heritage and issues of history and memory. Monica has a particular interest in recently graduated and women printmakers, many of whom are shown in her gallery and in other exhibitions she has curated, including ‘Process and Innovation, British Printmaking Japan’ at the Kyoto Museum.

Thanks to a generous gift from Monica, we were recently able to fund moving two presses belonging to our founder Stanley Jones and house them permanently at the Curwen Print Study Centre for all to use. We are extremely grateful to Monica and look forward to working with her and have her supporting the Print Study Centre's future.

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Upcoming Courses

Exploring Stone Lithography with Paul Croft RE TMP RCA

24 Jul 24, 10am to 4pm, 2 day course

Translated literally, Lithography means ‘to write on stone’ and it works on the princi...

Etching Drawing & Impressions (using safer materials)

26 Jul 24, 10am to 4pm, 1 day course

Book both Etching courses at the same time and save £10! On this new contemporary etchin...

Holiday Family Printmaking Day - Lino & Drypoint.

27 Jul 24, 10am – 3.30pm, 1 day course

An opportunity for the whole family to spend a fun day together exploring printmaking in a...

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News and Events

Under Pressure - CPSC Certificate Exhibition 8 July - 25 August

Jun 19, 2024

We are delighted to announce the next exhibtion in our gallery will be 'Under Pressure' - the exh...

Arrival of new presses in the Studios

Jun 06, 2024

We have just installed three new presses into the studios at Curwen. Two of which belonged to our...

Open Studios & National Open Gardens Scheme 2nd June

May 14, 2024

Join us for Open Studios on Sunday 2nd June from 2 - 5pm, where we will be giving printing demons...

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Printmaking courses for all ages and all abilities

An educational Fine Art Printmaking charity formed in the 1990’s and now firmly established with a reputation for excellence in its field. The course programme offers something for everyone regardless of age or ability. Schools, students and teachers,visit from across the region encouraged by both enrichment and higher exam grades.

The aim of The Study Centre is to preserve and develop the essential experience and skills that underpin the concept of the artist’s original print.