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The New Creative Printmaking October/November Course (avo)

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Learn how to create original colour, texture and composition in your artwork through the process of mono printing. This printmaking technique is ideal for all levels of experience in art and design. The four week course will be a fun, experimental approach and will incorporate: painting, drawing, mark making and collaging. No previous printmaking knowledge is required and all materials will be provided. Just bring your curiosity and a few inspiring images to kick start your personal project.

Led by local textile artist Clare McEwan, founder of accessories label C F McEwan. Classes will be held in Burngreen Hall, Kilsyth. The space is fully acccesible on the ground floor.

Come along to the free course introduction evening on Thursday 19th October, 7.30-8.30pm at Burngreen Hall.

The four week course will run on Tuesday afternoons, 1-3pm on 24th October, 31st October, 7th November and 14th November. The price of the course includes all four sessions and covers all materials. The course is open to over 18's only.

An additional October/November evening course will be running on Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm on:

Thursday 26th October, 2nd November, 9th November and 16th November 2017.

If you would prefer to book the September evening course, click here.

What is Mono Printing?

Have a watch of Clare's two minute video on YouTube, demonstrating the mono print process.

https://youtu.be/OhpxKchK7As

Further Reading...

To read more about mono printing and Clare's approach to the technique, have a read of her blog post about using travel photography from Laos as inspiration for a range of mono prints.

Clare's recent silk scarf collection is based on the theme of traditional printmaking. Have a look at at how mono printing with paper stencils was developed into a range of scarf designs.

Course Outline:

Week 1: Introduction to mono printing

Using a perspex sheet as a printing surface, Clare will demonstrate a selection of mono print techniques to print abstract designs on paper and fabric using waterbased printing inks. Have a go yourself to start building a collection of colourful and textured artwork. Hopefully you will have brought with you a few images to use as inspiration for your printmaking. Clare will suggest ways to extract detail and colour from your source material to bring into your printmaking exercises. We'll start with the basics: how to layer ink on the surface, how to create marks on the surface with different tools and how to combine colours in one print.

The session will end with some quick and fun exercises to create textured backgrounds using paint and ink - ready for next week's printmaking.

Week 2: Creating paper stencils and layering prints

Experiement with composition using simple paper stencils on the printing surface to create pattern and shape. The paper acts as a resist to the ink and makes a cut out effect on the page. Each mono print can be over printed with further colours and stencils to create complex prints. You can choose to produce prints on a variety of fabrics and papers as well as you ready made textured surfaces from last week.

Week 3: Documenting your printmaking and scaling up

Clare will demonstate a method to photograph all your prints with a digital camera or camera phone using a DIY lightbox. This will be a chance to digitalise your artwork for your own records and use for further development. This week Clare will introduce a couple of options for creating a final piece of larger scale artwork. Using either a lightweight board or a large piece of fabric to collage your printwork together. Collage is a great, accessible way to combine the variety of all your prints. Play with composition on a larger scale and see your work coming to a conclusion. Either using glue on board or bondaweb/hand stitch on fabric to build your final artwork.

Week 4: Digital developement ideas and finisihing collages

Clare will offer a short tech tutorial on uploading your digital photograpghs of your printwork to a computer and show a few steps in a software programme called Adobe Photoshop where you can edit your imagery. This will be just little intro to spark your imagination on the movement from handmade artwork to digital artwork. Clare will supply learning resources to take away and use in your own time.

The remainder of the session will be time to complete your collages and a chance to celebrate each other's work. Clare will be investigating exhibition opportunites to display the group's artwork for those interested.

Bonus Materials:

Free access to Clare's online mono printing resources and lessons as part of her online course The New Creative. You'll be able to review all course content wth the help of online video tutorials.

Printed hand-outs of key techniques from the mono printing course will also be available.

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