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Creative Printmaking - Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    Immerse yourself into the world of printmaking, each week you will learn a variety of techniques and printing methods and will develop imagery through the traditional ‘Fine Art’ process of ‘Intaglio Printing’ as well as experimenting with ‘Relief Printing’. Techniques covered are mono printing or monotype, lino, collograph and wood engraving.

    You will be able to use a variety of imagery for this course, this could be taken from photographs, to a simple hand drawn sketch, or perhaps you wish to draw your inspiration from the work of the great artists throughout the decades. Whichever you wish to use, each print you produce will be completely individual.

    The more experienced printmaker can continue to excel using our traditional, well equipped printmaking workshop in order to hone and practice their techniques as well as learning the new exciting non-toxic printmaking techniques such as solar plate etching, photo etching, multi plate, viscosity and plate lithography.

    Whatever your level you will build on your creative design skills and explore the world of image making through printmaking. Throughout the course you will have access to an extensive range of printing presses in the studio.

    What you need to bring

    A selection of quality printing paper (300gsm) or a pad of watercolour paper (300gsm). Cartridge paper. Small piece of lino (see appendix for suppliers), 1 sheet of mountboard, apron, latex gloves, basic drawing materials, a sketchbook, scalpel, an old toothbrush and some old rags. You are also welcome to bring your own oil based printing inks should you wish. Your tutor will advise on where you can purchase solar plates.

    NB: Editioning of prints is not possible on this course. If you have any respiratory concerns, please contact us as this course may be unsuitable due to materials / substances used on the course.

    Dates

    Autumn term

    • Wednesday 7th October to 9th December 2015
    • Saturday 3rd & 24th October, 7th & 21st November and 5th December 2015

    Spring term

    • Wednesday 13th January to 16th March 2016
    • Saturday 9th & 23rd January, 6th & 20th February and 5th March 2016
    Class size

    Maximum 10 students

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