The summer school encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to working on paper and fabric. The course is intensive giving the opportunity to become immersed in the process of making and creativity.
What can students expect?
An immersive week of exploring different printmaking techniques, printing on paper and fabric.
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?
Previous experience required?
What is the progression route?
Work produced 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?
Learners may 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?
What should students bring?
Basic drawing equipment – and note/sketch book.
A scalpel – ideally Swann Morton with 10A blade
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.
At the start of the week techniques are introduced, then learners are supported on a 1:1 basis.Some learners choose to experiment all week. Others come with a plan, the tutor is happy to discuss plans before the week so learners can prepare.