What is the course about?
Open access printmaking studio sessions. You set the project (for example making an etching from a drawing started in another class, adding colour or creating new plates) and the tutor will help you plan your printmaking to complete your project. The tutor is experienced in all our printmaking facilities, however if you have a particularly complicated project in mind, or just wish to discuss suitability please contact the print coordinator beforehand. adam.piper@cityl;it.ac.uk
if you simply want to practice your printmaking the tutor can suggest projects for you to keep you challenged and improving skills.
What will we cover?
there is no timetable for individual topics. The print techniques will be developed with the student when and as apprpriate. We welcome practice in intaglio, relief and photo process, from etching to screen etc.
Tutors will demonstrate skills and processes as needed, and there will be an overall atmosphere of sharing the knowledge and learning in a communal print 'club' way.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Gain confidence working independently and safely in the print studio with tutor support when needed.
Take personal projects further and develop your printmaking skills simultaneously.
Gain a basic understanding of a variety of printmaking techniques and small set projects which will inform your future art practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To work independently, we ask that you have some experience in the printmaking process you will be using.
Absolute beginners would be advised to attend one of our beginners courses first,
projects can be set at any level, from 'getting you started' to advanced practice. All our tutors teach on our advanced level courses, and are highly skilled at getting students motivated to challenge themselves as they learn.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
set your own project, in liason with the tutor.
Previous work can be brought in for consideration and assessment/critique.
1:1 support and tutor guidance is available for all sessions.
Assistance with further, out of class research is optional.
Introduction to new print processes will be decided by the tutor in response to the demands of the learners projects.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials are all included. Specialist material for individual projects may need to be purchased by you beforehand. Tutors can guide you before purchase.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
further print clubs are available throughout the term, to continue your project or start a new one.