Introduction to Print Making

This is an exciting course which will enable you to gain experience of and explore different printmaking techniques. This will include Monoprinting and Relief printmaking, including – Lino cuts, foam block, collography and wood cut. You will get the chance to produce your own individual prints in a fun and supportive environment. You will need to supply the tools to start off, this would be about £20 and would include cutting tools, roller, and basic inks and a printing plate.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 16th January 2019
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL046
Full fee:
£110
Concessionary fee:*
£95

TUTOR:

Margaret James

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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This is an exciting course which will enable you to gain experience of and explore different printmaking techniques. This will include Monoprinting and Relief printmaking, including – Lino cuts, foam block, collography and wood cut. You will get the chance to produce your own individual prints in a fun and supportive environment. You will need to supply the tools to start off, this would be about £20 and would include cutting tools, roller, and basic inks and a printing plate.

COURSE CONTENT

You will be introduced to the printmaking processes, including mono print, relief and intaglio printing.

You will get a chance to develop existing printmaking skills through personal projects and exploration of you own printmaking practice.

We will look at the ways to develop sketches and initial ideas into finished prints.

We will also explore projects such as limited print runs and producing prints to a narrative.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To Learn and develop printmaking skills
  • Learn and develop the skills involved in monoprinting,relief and intaglio printing
  • Explore your own ideas and learn how to create a print from initial sketches to the final image.
  • Increase your use of sketchbooks for exploring ideas.
  • Gain some knowledge of the history of printmaking.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Demonstration by tutor

Exploration of the work of Printmakers past and present.

Practical sessions


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Beginner or intermediate


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Practical work

1 to 1 tuition/feedback

Peer group feedback


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Sketchbook work encouraged to develop ideas


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Basic relief printmaking tools. Printing inks. Paper.

A starter kit for relief printmaking is ideal to start and can be found in art shops, such as Cass Arts and Clarkes Stationers


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