Advanced Printmaking

3 intensively creative days of printmaking using traditional or non-traditional printmaking techniques. You will be able to explore and experiment with some exciting methods and will be encouraged to develop new ways of working.

Who is this course for

2 intensively creative days of printmaking using traditional or non-traditional printmaking techniques. Experienced printmakers will be able to explore and experiment with some exciting methods and will be encouraged to develop new ways of working!

What does this course cover

On each day you will have 3 hours in the mornings of creative stencil / plate making, or colour testing and print planning, followed after lunch by a glorious 3 hour session of pure print! Morning coffee and afternoon tea breaks will be included in the sessions, and you will be able to work at your own pace to develop work or explore as many (or as few) of the techniques shown as you like. You can even invent your own! The course will be taught and facilitated by an experienced printmaking tutor who will be on hand at all times offering guidance, advice and support for you and your printmaking project. On the afternoon of day 2 you will be able to take advantage of a group critique to consider your print work, and expect to leave with a portfolio of completed prints, and some work in progress. The course aims to deepen your existing knowledge of techniques or methods, and have you leave inspired to do more.

What will it be like

Day 1 will include instruction in the use of materials and equipment in the print room and techniques such as monoprinting and intaglio printing, which will be demonstrated and taught as necessary.
You will be able to use plates and stencils you have previously made, but must gain tutor approval. You will be able to combine experimental techniques, working with multiple colour layers, and printing with hand cut stencils and plates.
In day 2 you will be able to undertake a self-directed printmaking project supported by the tutor, and you will be shown how to produce professionally finished prints. You will need to bring a suitable carrier or portfolio to transport your wet prints home on day 2.

What else do you need to buy or do

You should be prepared to bring a sketchbook or scrapbook of ideas to use as inspiration, and ideally you should have some experience of printmaking such as etching, drypoint, collograph or monoprint or relief printing, as this will enable you to gain more benefit from the course.
All basic materials are included, but students will need to buy sheets of specialist printmaking paper for use in the course, which we can supply.

What this course could lead to

Students interested in this course may wish to take the advanced and open access printmaking course during the Sumer School, or try other types of art making courses available at the college.

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