Mokulito Printmaking at Home - Woodcut & Lithography

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Description

Mokulito is a wonderful coming together of the relief and planographic printmaking families. It is the perfect process if you love both drawing and carving, and you don’t want to choose between the two. You can have the best of both worlds combined in to one! Mokulito was developed in the 1970s as a non-toxic variation of lithography, combining the qualities of woodcut with the delicate and spontaneous mark making of lithography. You will draw on to your prepared plywood surface using greasy drawing materials to produce tonal images. You can also employ woodcut carving techniques to bring crisp areas of light into your prints and further develop the image. The beautiful grain of the wood remains ever present to give a mid-tone to your prints. During this course you will work at your own pace, fitting your printing time around your day to day life. You will work through the processes demonstrated to you in the tutorial videos, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced printmaker you will be able to adapt your prints to suit your style and level of experience. Scarlett will show you how to set up a printing space in your home and work to professional standards, whether you're working in your home studio or on your kitchen table. Having been teaching printmaking for 10+ years, Scarlett Rebecca is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper! And now she is inviting you to come explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.

What's included in the price?

- The delivery of your own printmaking materials box, lovingly hand packed, assembled and posted to your door. Your printmaking materials box will contain: A5 plywood boards x 3 Solvent based drawing medium Gum arabic Sponge Printmaking Ink Two kinds of printing paper Sand paper Greaseproof sheet Printmaker's Hand Scrub - Four detailed video tutorials to watch at your own speed. These include; an introduction to the printmaking process and it’s print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; detailed explanation of registration, using a press and paper handling; step by step instructions for mokulito plate making ands printing; and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques. - A selection of downloads including; Printmaking glossary; List of recommended suppliers; List of recommended books/magazines/galleries. - An invitation to join the Print Club online forum on slack.com, a community of printmakers where we share our works in progress, print troubleshooting, advice, inspiration and give feedback on each other's work. - Once you have completed a course you will have the opportunity to join the Printmaking Studio Sessions, where we work alongside each other in our zoom studio, and the Printmaker's Group Critique sessions, where we come together on Zoom to discuss our current work, give advice and feedback.

What you will need

For the course you will need: Carving tools* Paintbrushes Palette knife* Low odour white spirit or vegetable oil for cleaning up Rags/newspaper/kitchen towel for cleaning up Dip pen* Sponge roller A3 sheet acetate for registration* Wooden spoon, baren or printing press. (*Recommended) To join the Print Club online forum you will need to register for a free slack.com account.

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Scarlett Rebecca

with Craft Courses since 2021

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Scarlett has been teaching printmaking for over 10 years. After a serendipitous shuffle of job roles at Brighton University Scarlett was introduced to lithography 5 years ago and fell in love immediately. She now has two stone lithographic presses and nearly 20 stones! Scarlett works between her studios in Brighton and North Wales, teaching printmaking and producing intricately patterned portraits in relief print and lithography.

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
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