Mokulito (Woodcut/Lithography) Printing at Home

Peeling the print from the mokulito plate
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Description

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 to explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.

Exploring your creativity is an important activity and it’s open to us all, regardless of our experience. But attending an in-person course isn’t always possible to fit around our busy lives. These Printmaking at Home courses are flexible to fit around your schedule and mean that you can continue to print after the course has finished, without needing access to a specialist workshop.

During these courses 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, and whether you are a complete beginner or 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 how to work to professional standards, whether you’re working in your home studio or on your kitchen table.

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.

We will draw onto our prepared plywood surface using greasy drawing materials to produce tonal images. We will also employ some woodcut carving to bring light areas into our prints and further develop the image.

The beautiful grain of the wood remains ever-present to give a mid-tone to our prints.

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 into one!

Timings:
- You will receive your materials box in the week before the videos are released.

- The videos will be released to you at least 1 week before the Sunday live session. You then have the week to work on the processes independently.

- The live 3-hour group Zoom session will be on Sunday 17th April, 10 am - 1 pm UK BST

- The live Zoom group critique will be held on Tuesday 3rd May, at 7 pm UK BST.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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
- Drawing medium
- Gum arabic
- Sponge
- Printing paper
- Printing ink
- Sandpaper
- Printmaking Ink
- Greaseproof sheet
- Printmaker's Hand Scrub
- Printmaking glossary
- List of recommended suppliers
- List of recommended books/magazines/galleries

Do get in touch for the price if you would like to join without the box or for international shipping.

Detailed video tutorials to watch in the week before the zoom session which provide; an introduction to the printmaking process and its print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; step by step instructions for mokulito; a detailed explanation of registration, plate making, press use & hand burnishing, paper handling and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques.

A prearranged 3-hour zoom workshop for you and your fellow students to practise what you have learnt, ask questions, and share your prints with each other, overseen and tutored by Scarlett, with informal, relaxed & attentive guidance for every student on the zoom session.

A follow-up zoom group critique/show and tell session around two weeks after the zoom demo, led by Scarlett. A chance to share with your fellow students what you have created and get feedback from Scarlett and the group.

An invitation to join the online printmaking forum on slack.com to share your prints, inspiration and feedback with the International printmaking at home community.

What you will need

A laptop/tablet/device with a camera and microphone to connect to the online sessions.

You will need to sign up for a free Zoom account.

You will need to provide:

- Carving tools*
- Paintbrushes
- Palette knife*
- Low odour white spirit or vegetable oil for cleaning up
- Rags/newspaper/kitchen towel
- Dip pen*
- Foam roller
- A3 sheet acetate for registration*

(*Recommended)

Maker

Scarlett Rebecca at Scarlett Rebecca

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

1 day (flexible times to suit)

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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Price

£75

Postage

Free

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Reviews

Live online course
Holly - - #32415

I love Scarlett's online printmaking courses. Everything sets you up for success, from the box of materials you receive at the start, the tutorial videos which are super-easy to follow, and, best of all, the online workshops where you get to take time out to focus on something creative and share work with other participants. Thoroughly recommend.

Live online course
Jess - - #32381

I have done several of Scarlett's courses now and have found them all brilliant. The course is very well designed from beginning to end and Scarlett is a very approachable and fun teacher who is really passionate about printmaking and passing on her vast knowledge.

The materials box is lovely to receive and means that there are minimal extras to provide yourself before you can get started. The course is mostly self-led with tutorial videos, but this is accompanied by weekly Zoom sessions where you can work alongside other students and ask Scarlett questions or share work. This was a breath of fresh air and it was great to meet new people, especially during lockdown times! I found myself really looking forward to the Zoom sessions each Saturday.

If you are looking for a fun way to try something new as a beginner, or add to your existing printmaking skills, I highly recommend Scarlett's courses!

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