Print art workshops launched for Sheffield’s homeless people

Visitors to the first workshop.
Visitors to the first workshop.

A new print artwork project has been launched aimed at helping homeless people to get off the streets and into employment.

Freelance graphic designer Mark Musgrave has teamed up with the Cathedral Archer Project to launch ‘Printed By Us’ to help vulnerable people in Sheffield.

The project involves working with some of the city’s finest designers to create artworks. Mark and his team then organise workshops for homeless people to teach them about the process of reproducing prints of the art that can be sold.

Mark said: “We print artwork. We sell the prints. We run more workshops. All the profits made from the sale of the prints is fed back into running more screen printing workshops and art classes – and supporting more vulnerable people.”

He added the first session at Sheffield Print Club on October 18 was a huge success and more will follow.

Said Mark: “We believe there is hope and a way forward for every person. We believe that creativity, enterprise and the people of Sheffield all have their part to play. We want to give opportunities for homeless and vulnerable people to learn new skills, build confidence and move forward.” Alongside the workshops, they have also launched a website printedbyus.org

Terry Murphy, project worker, said: “Printed By us provides opportunities for people in the project to try new things, develop interests, and challenge themselves to do something out of the ordinary.”

The Cathedral Archer Project helps up to 70 homeless people a day by offering hot meals and education.