Introduction to Printmaking: Six Week Course

Mondays, starts 14 January, 18:00

£120 per person

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Explore a variety of different traditional printmaking techniques in our professional print studio. The course will introduce you to the tools, materials and equipment to get started in printmaking.

You will be guided step by step through the processes in a friendly studio environment.

You’ll learn:

  •  Monoprinting – using stencils, shapes, pattern and simple drawing techniques you’ll produce a series ofdifferent A4 prints using our large etching press.
  • Collograph – using tape of different texture and shapes you’ll build your own collograph plate to produce anedition of 10 A4 prints.
  • Lino Printing – using a soft cut lino, you’ll carve your own block to produce an edition of at 10 A4 prints using our Albion press.
  • Screen Printing – using paper stencils and the photographic emulsion method you’ll produce an edition of 10 screen prints onto A3 paper.

There will also be an opportunity to explore the techniques you most enjoy and you’ll learn about printmaking terminology and relevant contextual artists. The emphasis is on exploration of the different processes to start your printing journey.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or those who wish to refresh their previous skills. All the processes lend themselves well to simple shapes and patterns so do not worry if you don’t feel confident with drawing. Participants are welcome to continue on the course in order to develop the previous skills they have learned.

Do I need to bring anything?

All tools, equipment and materials will be provided including inks, cartridge paper, lino, screens, monoprinting plastic and collograph materials. Feel free to bring along sketchbooks, images or books for inspiration if you have them.

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