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Introduction to Printmaking - 5 Week Course

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THIS IS A 5 WEEK EVENING COURSE

MONDAYS 30th OCTOBER - 27th NOVEMBER

6:30pm - 9:00pm

This course will introduce you to some of the processes you can access at Leeds Print Workshop and give you the basic skills to continue using them after the course. The tutor will demonstrate:

  • Monoprinting - using oil based relief printing inks you will produce one-off multicolour prints working with paper stencils and our presses.

  • Collograph - you will use collage to create images that will be printed using our our presses.

  • Drypoint - working directly onto a printing plate you will use various mark-making tools and then print using our specialist our presses.

  • Linocut - Single colour. Using specialist cutting tools you will be shown how to safely cut lino and print using relief inks, rollers, presses, barens and burnishers.

You will learn each of the processes in a supportive environment with all equipment and materials provided.

What experience do I need?

This course is suitable for complete beginners or people who have done some printmaking before but want a reminder of how to do things. You don’t need to have any previous experience as the tutor will be guide you through each process in a step-by-step way. All the processes lend themselves well to simple image making using pattern as well as representational images so don’t be put off if you don’t feel confident with drawing.

What will I make?

With Monoprint and Collagraph expect to make up to about 20 different A4 prints (on A3 paper) in each session. For Drypoint expect to make up to 10 variations of an A5 printing plate on A4 paper. With Linocut you would expect to make an A5 printing plate and around 10 copies of the print on A4 paper.

Who is my tutor?

Mick Welbourn is currently the manager of the printmaking workshops of Leeds College of Art, where he has worked for more than twenty years. Over the years he has taught printmaking on the college's evening classes as well as to A level, Foundation, Degree and Masters students. In 2013 Mick finished his MFA at Leeds University where he was the recipient of the Wilhelmina Barnes Graham Printmaking Scholarship. Mick is also one of the founding committee members of Leeds Print Workshop.

Do I need to bring anything?

All the materials needed to produce the prints described above will be provided for the course. This will include relief inks and rollers, card, plastic,lino substitute and paper to print on.Leeds Print Workshop also has a small stock of materials that you can purchase to take away with you or use as extra materials on the course if you are particularly prolific when making prints. You can also purchase a portfolio folder to take your prints home.

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings or adverse weather conditions). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.







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