Monoprinting with oils

Course Dates: 12/07/19 - 19/07/19
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Rosey Prince

Spend a day looking at the painterly techniques of monoprinting and translate your own drawings, paintings or

photographs into monoprints using a press as well as printing by hand. This course is suitable for all levels.


What is the course about?

There is such a special quality to oil based printmaking inks when used in monoprinting. The monoprint describes a ‘one off’ print, rather than a multiple. However this ‘one off’ image may contain many layers of colour, and the inks produce rich visual effects as they layer and blend.

What will we cover?

We will look at additive and reductive mono-printing techniques, using brushes and rollers and explore the use of oil based inks in printing.

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

- make images directly on a plastic plate
- use additive and reductive techniques to make an image
- print a monoprint by hand
- print from a plastic plate using an etching press
- safely use the equipment in the printroom.

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

The course is suitable for all levels and is ideal for painters who are interested in developing their personal imagery into print. 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. Basic drawing skills would be an advantage but is not essential.

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.

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

The course fee covers some basic materials such as inks, acids and white spirit. Please bring sketches, photographs or other source material to work from.

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

You may wish to sign up to one of the Autumn monotype courses or explore other printmaking processes on a general studio course. Your tutor will advise you.

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Book your place

Course Code: VS712

Fri, day, 12 Jul - 19 Jul '19

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £48.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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