Developing personal printmaking projects

Course Dates: 14/07/22 - 11/08/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Course project: Explore new ways to create layered contemporary prints with collage, screenprint and photo-litho. Advanced Project: Alternatively, students might choose to work towards the completion of a personal project using different processes.
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Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £237.00

Course Code: VS929

Available start dates 

Thu, day, 14 Jul - 11 Aug '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

Expanding your imagery and skills. Creating multi-media prints from your own imagery, re-invigorating ideas and creating new textures and layers. Working with scale, colour and forms in a vibrant contemporary style.
Completing original, personal projects and/ or portfolios of prints.

What will we cover?

Course Project: - Variety of technical skills to generate and manipulate your imagery
- Combine processes including silkscreen and photo-lithography.
- How to incorporate photographic, drawn and painted elements into the work.
- How to print on to paper and other surfaces.
- How to register and over print employing different processes.

For those working on advanced projects: Processes available and supported:
Monotype, Drypoint, Etching, Carborundum, Linocut, Silkscreen, Photopolymer and Photo-plate lithography.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-Course Projects: Expose, develop and print a photo-plate lithograph.
- Coat, expose, develop and print a silkscreen
- Make and develop work in Photoshop and print onto acetate
- Gain a good understanding of how to register and overprint
- Make artwork using both mediums employing different methods and images to print in a combination of different ways.
For Advanced projects:
• explore personal imagery through various printmaking processes
• engage in advanced technical processes
• develop the content of your work further.
• plan, research and realise a personal project to a high level
• reflect upon this constructively this as part of your ongoing enquiry.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Some basic printmaking skills are highly recommended and this course is most suitable for those with an ongoing creative practice.
Basic Photoshop skills and a knowledge of digital photography would be beneficial but are not essential.

You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English for both health and safety purposes and to enable you to follow printmaking procedures. You should be able to take short written notes for your own use and occasionally make simple measurements using a ruler.

Some basic drawing skills would be an advantage.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations and personal application of different aspects of the media will be offered as you advance in knowledge and competence.

There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience initially students will be put into pairs to maximise on practical development through discussion, show and tell and group crit. The tutor will facilitate group discussions, and work with students one-to-one and in groups.

For personal projects: If you undertake a process new to you, then the making of a test plate and time to experiment is recommended.
It’s very much up to you. however, some preparation tasks – research, making drawings, cutting stencils, planning images, reviewing proofs etc – are useful if you want to maximise your output in the studio.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials are provided. The course fee covers the basic materials such as inks, acids, process solutions and proofing papers and an allocation of printing screens/ plates/ blocks.
It is recommended that you bring visual source material i.e. photos, postcards sketchbooks, drawings as inspiration.
Pencils, note pads, permanent markers (Black), apron, brushes varying sizes (House decorating Brushes are good) rubber gloves. You will be provided with paper to print on but if you wish to print on other materials e.g. fabrics, mirrored papers etc. you will be expected to bring your own.

Donations of lint free rags for cleaning and newspapers are always welcome.
Please bring images of previous projects or other visual resources as a starting point to the first session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We offer a range of short printmaking workshops that continue to focus on particular processes or longer courses where subjects areas and multiple techniques are taught. If you wish to continue working on your own projects and need technical support and facilitation then why not enrol onto print projects. For full details of all printmaking courses please see our website and talk to your tutor for guidance.

Sue Baker Kenton

Sue Baker Kenton is an artist for whom drawing is pivotal and whose practise engages with the analogue nature and material resistance of traditional print processes in a digital world. Since graduating her MA Printmaking she has received Arts Council funding for individual research into Lithography at the Curwen Print Study Centre and in 2016 she was appointed etching fellow at Royal Academy Schools, Piccadilly, London. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections including Victoria & Albert Museum, Word & Image department. Sue regularly undertakes research trips and residencies, these inform the sessions she teaches with an ethos of purposeful play and enquiry. Her experience of comparative process and her engagement with contemporary practice brings a dialogue to her teaching that is both specific and collaborative. Sue Baker Kenton teaches primarily on the advanced programme at City Lit and at several specialist printmaking organisations. For more information please visit: Instagram: Sue_bkstudio

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.