Handmade printmaking: printing without a press

Course Dates: 11/01/22 - 01/02/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Learn some exciting low tech printmaking techniques to equip you with skills so you can easily print at home without the use of specialist equipment.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00

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Course Code: VS795

Started Tue, eve, 11 Jan - 01 Feb '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will give an understanding of relief printing and monoprinting and how to print by hand. It will be useful for those who wish to print at home without the use of expensive equipment or also as an introduction to printmaking for those who may want to continue to other courses.

What will we cover?

We will be looking at different monoprinting and relief printing methods to easily create printed images by hand. We will also explore various ways of printing in colour and monochrome.

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

Use various monoprint methods to explore line, tone & texture
Use linocut & other simple relief printing methods
Develop images by exploring colour printing techniques
Look at different papers and inks to use for hand printing.

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

This course is suitable for all levels

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

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

Through demonstrations, handouts and practical assignments, individual tutoring and group discussion.

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

Basic materials are provided. It is useful to bring in source material eg sketchbooks, drawings or photographs.

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

You may wish to continue expanding your knowledge of monotype techniques in a general print studio course or move towards combining these techniques with etching plates on courses such as VS401 Start etching & VS987 Experimental etching.

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