Course Information: Printmaking

course code

K31C
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Exploration of printmaking techniques, including mono-print, collograph, refielf and stencil screenprinting, for printing on paper and fabric.

When and Where

Dates

From 24 Apr 2020 to 17 Jul 2020
Fri 10:00-12:30
for 11 weeks

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24 Apr 2020
10:00 to 12:30
01 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
15 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
22 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
05 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
12 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
19 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
26 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
03 Jul 2020
10:00 to 12:30
10 Jul 2020
10:00 to 12:30
17 Jul 2020
10:00 to 12:30

Location

St Pauls Learning and Family Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ


with Barbara Disney

Cost

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £201 , the concession rate is £123. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Description

An opportunity to explore printmaking techniques including mono-print, collograph, relief, intaglio and stencil screen-printing for printing on paper and fabric. Experimentation is encouraged. Suitable for artists looking at new ways of working and those new to the techniques. Fee includes cost of core materials. . For more information email the tutor: barbara.disney@talk21.com or visit her blog, barbaradisney.wordpress.com.

What can students expect?

During the first few weeks a number of techniques are introduced:
Monoprint –
Block
Relief
Collograph
Stencil screen printing
Printing on paper and fabric.
Learners are then encouraged to develop more extended projects, through discussion with the tutor.
Both water & oil based inks are used.
There is an etching and relief press available, as well as a number of screens.
The course is suitable to those new to printmaking and experienced artists who want a fresh input into their practice.

Late starters allowed?

Yes

Equipment Required

Basic drawing equipment – and note/sketch book.
A scalpel – ideally Swann Morton with 10A blade – this is not needed for the first session
Other specialist materials might be wanted during the course, the tutor can advise

Previous experience required?

No

What is the progression route?

Work could go towards portfolio for entry into FE & HE courses.To make saleable items
Making work to exhibit,If printing on fabric the work will be suitable for clothing, upholstery as well as display

Are there any extra costs?

Yes – if learners want to purchase specialist paper from the tutor.
If interested in using riso screens, images can be made by the tutor for a fee, depending on size

Work set between sessions?

No, but learners often choose to prepare work between sessions.

What should students bring?

Basic drawing equipment – and note/sketch book.
A scalpel – ideally Swann Morton with 10A blade – this is not needed for the first session
Other specialist materials might be wanted during the course, the tutor can advise.
Learners can come with a completely open mind as to what they will do, or with drawings photos or other resources as a starting point

Teaching method/style?

During the first few weeks learners are introduced to a new technique each session, to see what’s possible, what is of particular interest & how the different techniques work. Some learners choose to experiment all term, particularly if they are planning to return. Others plan & realize more considered pieces, supported by the tutor.
The course is progressive and learners returning after one term will be supported on a 1:1 basis.