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Introduction to Printmaking Short Course at Slamseys
Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 09:30 – Fri, 26 May 2017, 12:00 BST
Learn new printmaking skills in our Introducton to Printmaking Short Course.
We begin with drypoint printing using our etching press, experimenting with mark-making and chine-collee, followed by working with soft-cut lino, printing using our bookbinder’s relief press. Next we will be making monoprints, using a gelatine plate with natural and found stencils and textures, you will also create your own stencils to add additional layers and complete your compositions. The final topic is screen printing, with the option to explore large and small screens, as well as thermofax. In the final week you will have the opportunity to revisit and develop any of the previous weeks techniques. You might choose to explore a new theme during this time or to combine techniques to make a final composition.
You will leave with … multiple prints on paper using each technique, plus a lino and drypoint plate that you can continue to make prints with after the class. Upon completion of the course there will be an in depth manual emailed out to you containing instructions, details of materials and equipment.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at those with an interest in printmaking, who may have a little or no previous experience. This course is ideal for those who want to explore and develop new creative techniques. Due to the small group size, help and advice is always at hand meaning that your learning is fully supported throughout the course.
All printmaking equipment and materials will be provided and so you don’t need to bring anything with you. However, we recommend that you bring along your sketchbook or any special reference material that you would like to work from. We will have plenty to inspire you here, so don’t worry if you don’t have anything particular in mind. For inspiration, have a look at our printmaking boards on Pinterest.
Group size is limited to only 4 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The workshop will begin at 09:30, please arrive five minutes before the start of the first session for introductions and a cup of tea or coffee and slice of homemade cake. The workshop will finish at approximately 12:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work.
Friday mornings 09:30 - 12:00
28 April, 5 May, 12, May, 19 May, 26 May 2017
Booking in advance is essential: www.slamseys.co.uk/workshops/introduction-to-printmaking-short-course.htm