This printmaking course will provide you with the opportunity to creatively explore and develop visual studies through a structured range of printmaking processes across the year. For new students, each term there will be an emphasis on specific processes. Returning students progressively cover a wider range of processes and experienced students have an opportunity to utilise the sessions and facilities to extend and develop their practice. Continuous support, guidance and constructive advice will be given throughout. The printmaking classes provide a rich and informative opportunity to develop and share ideas and processes.
What topics are covered?
The printmaking workshop offers a wealth of methods and processes to explore and generate imagery and extend creative practice.
As a result, for new students, each term there will be an introductory emphasis on specific processes:-
Autumn term will cover a general introduction to Printmaking processes. Students will have opportunities to develop both observation drawing skills and creative play through experimentation with a range of monotype processes to produce a range of unique prints.
The conceptual making and printing of cardprinting, collographs and lino cuts will allow the creative exploration of methods and processes involved with relief printing and to produce possibilities of either editioned or varied prints.
Drypoint is a simple introduction to intaglio printmaking. Students will be able to develop their studies through the expressive use of line, tone and mark, exploring possibilities with monoprint and Chine colle to produce a range of outcomes.
Spring term will start with generating visual studies through monotype print processes. These outcomes will lead into intaglio print processes. First with drypoint exploring line, tone and mark and then progress on to the introduction of a range of etching processes using zinc plate, including hard and soft ground and aquatint to develop a fuller visual vocabulary.
Summer term – students will have the opportunity to embrace a range of stencil making methods and processes that could be used developing screen printed imagery. This will include: drawn, painted and collaged photo stencil art work, photocopied photo stencil, paper stencils and found materials photo stencil. As well as unique, painterly monotype screen printed outcomes.
Returning students across the terms progressively cover a wider range of processes and experienced students have an opportunity to utilise the full extent of the workshop including the range of facilities and Tutor knowledge and experience to extend and develop their practice.
Who is the course aimed at?
Suitable for all abilities – beginners and those with experience.
The course also ‘knits in’ well for students who have experience in other art and design disciplines. It offers students the ability to adopt and apply an inter disciplinary approach to develop visual thinking and experience with processes. It can be used to make new work and refresh working practice.
Who will be my tutor?
How will I learn?
All methods, processes, specialist materials and techniques will be demonstrated and explained. Students will then have the opportunity to creatively explore and experiment within the conducive learning workshop environment, supported through one to one tutor contact and small group discussion. The workshop offers a conducive, sharing learning environment.
Are there any additional costs?
Most tools and equipment are provided. However, students should budget for nominal materials costs which depending on the processes may include specialist papers, zinc plate etc
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
Bring in your own ideas/sketches/photographs or there are sample images for you to use. A small portfolio would be useful to take home your works of art.
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
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