This course explores printmaking in an accessible and fun way. We will experiment with different printing techniques which can all be achieved without a printing press.
No previous experience is necessary.
We will cover the basics of printmaking and experiment with a range of techniques including: mono printing, gelli plate, polystyrene and lino cut printing.
You will leave with a selection of printing samples, some finished pieces and hopefully a new artistic interest!
All materials will be provided; however, you will need to wear overalls or old clothes as you may get messy. Please bring several sheets of white tissue paper or plain newsprint to lay your still wet finished prints between in order to transport them home.
You may like to bring some images or photos as inspiration for your printmaking. Simple motifs are very effective.
The following themes work well: Seaside, Still life, Birds and insects, flowers
You will learn:
The possibilities of several different ways you can print without a press
To think about forming images using reduction and layer processes
How to have fun and explore new ideas!
You will need:
Please wear old clothes as you may get messy; an apron is provided
Please bring sheets of newspaper
Some ideas for what you'd like to print!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The course cost includes:
Use of tools and apron
Maximum class size 5 people for maximum attention
Several different methods of printing
Printed info sheet to keep with details of materials and techniques
All your work to take home
Lunch and refreshments during the day
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