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Printmaking for All

Join artist Manya Alkhmri to make beautiful prints at this perfect creative workshop for the whole family on Saturday afternoon.

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Printmaking for All

Time & Location

Mar 19, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Contact Theatre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA, UK

About the Event

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Join artist Manya Alkhmri to make beautiful prints!

A quick print, also known as press-print, is an easier and safer alternative to lino blocks for younger children. It’s also an ideal introduction to block printing for adults.

This is a perfect creative workshop for a family Saturday afternoon activity. Book your ticket now. All materials will be supplied.

Suitable for 8+

Manya Alkhmri is a Manchester-based artist, born and raised in Syria. She uses different media and materials, focusing on painting and sculpture. She loves to explore nature and landscapes, where she can express emotions using huge spaces, colour and textures. She studied sculpture at the Institute of Applied Art, Damascus, Syria (2000-2002,. She has a bachelor's degree in Creative Media and Visual Communication from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Manya exhibited at Damascus Castle Gallery (2002), Alassd Library in Damascus (2004) and participated in Celebrating Syria Festival of Art and Culture in Manchester in 2017 and 2019. In 2018 she jointly exhibited at Rethink Rebuild Society (Syrian Community Centre) in Manchester.

Manya is a member of CIWA, a collective of international women artists based in the North West of England. Between 2017 and 2018 the group of artists met through the Travelling Heritage Bureau project and participated in collective exhibitions and performances at HOME Mcr during Refugee Week, Thread Bearing Witness exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery with artist Alice Kettle, A Room of One’s Own at Zellij Arts and Still I Rise at Manchester Art Gallery. Manya had also worked with the Arts Council in Manchester and delivered multiple creative workshops.

She is currently developing her art practice as a tool for activism to express her views around the issues she’s concerned about.

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