Printmaking studio: focus on creative layering

Course Dates: 18/09/24 - 20/11/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
This course is a chance to develop personal artwork, using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. Experiment and embrace the possibilities within combined layers and surface textures. Processes covered include monotype, screen-printing and etching/intaglio. All levels of experience welcome.
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Printmaking studio: focus on creative layering
  • Course Code: VS056
  • Dates: 18/09/24 - 20/11/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Anne-Marie Foster

Course Code: VS056

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Wed, day, 18 Sep - 20 Nov '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

You will be able to develop your images from personal sources and projects and discover how printmaking can have a transformative effect on your initial sketches, designs or ideas.
You will learn to develop a range of printmaking techniques through practice and experimentation.
You will be encouraged to explore use of colour, tone and surface textures in combination for producing work. Particularly via varied printmaking techniques such as screen-printing and etching/ intaglio plate work.

What will we cover?

If you are new to printmaking, or would like to refresh your knowledge:
• Gentle introduction to a range of processes - including screen-printing, etching and related techniques (such as Chine collè)
• Learn by taking a step-by-step approach to methods, and an experimental approach to image making.
For the more experienced:
• Developing your own work/projects further with printmaking
• Combine and layer different print related methods to achieve spectacular results.

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

• Utilise surface textures as a way of introducing both tonal variations and vibrant marks in monochrome and colour as part of your printmaking work
• Develop imagery from personal source material
• Etch on metal using a variety of methods
• Select and prepare different papers for printing.

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

The course is suitable for all levels of ability
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions in English for both health and safety purposes and to enable you to follow printmaking procedures. Being able to take short written notes, and 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.
Additional / extension tasks may be set for you to complete at home or outside of the course hours. Completion of additional tasks is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Where required your tutor will discuss these with you during each session.

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

The course fee covers basic materials such as inks, a standard quality paper and general communal workshop materials.
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.

To get 15% LGC discount, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

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

The Contemporary Printmaking studio courses run each term, so you may wish to repeat this multi- level course in order to develop your practice or perhaps use the portfolio you will build towards applying for the advanced printmaking course or alternatively focus on one technique or process on one of our short courses. Your tutor can advise..

Anne-Marie Foster

Anne-Marie studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design and Advanced Printmaking at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design. She has been working with printmaking, drawing, watercolour and mixed media since 1976 and has been involved in art education since 1987 at City Lit College of Adult Education, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University School of Art & Design, Norwich School of Art & Design, Havering college of Further & Higher Education, V & A Museum Education department (printmaking workshops,) Morley College of Adult Education. Anne-Marie has exhibited nationally including the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and internationally at Brooklyn Art Library USA, RAMOMA (Museum of Modern Art Nairobi Kenya,). Publications: Mandy Bonnell & Stephen Mumberson ‘Printmaking on a Budget’; Jane Stobbard ‘Drawing Matters’; Jackie Newell & Dee Whittington ‘Monoprinting’ Teaching forms an integral part of Anne-Marie’s art practice with both often acting as a stimulus for the other.

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.