Printmaking: summer school taster

Course Dates: 09/08/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
This summer why not come and get inky with this fun one day workshop exploring printmaking. This course will give you a basic understanding of monoprinting, relief printing and screen printing and is aimed at those who would like to explore different printmaking techniques before going on to other courses.
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Printmaking: summer school taster
  • Course Code: VS067
  • Dates: 09/08/24 - 09/08/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Esther Heyhoe

Course Code: VS067

Fri, day, 09 Aug - 09 Aug '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This one day course is designed to give you a taste of some of the main printmaking processes we offer in the print studio. It will give you a broad overall view backed up with hands on practical experience making prints to take away with you. You will gain an understanding of how printmaking works in a busy studio, safely, with an introduction to the presses and the materials. Each technique can be followed up on a longer printmaking course if you wish, and this course will give you a good base from which to decide what to do next. Printmaking in a day is fun and informative and you will see how the different processes change the prints you make and allow you to explore printmaking by making some prints yourself.

What will we cover?

Monoprinting including printing by hand and on the press
Introduction to making a relief block from lino and using a relief press to print
Mono-screenprinting and screenprinting with pre-developed photographic screens.

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

Make a monoprint and print it by hand and on a press
Make a simple lino block to print from
Ink up the block using rollers and print on a press
Prepare paper for printing
Make a mono-type screenprint
Screenprint using pre-prepared photographic screens.

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

This is a taster course aimed at complete beginners.
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.

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

Practical exercises
Group and individual advice and feedback
Short group discussion.

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

All materials and equipment are provided.

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

From this course you can progress to other printmaking course which can be discussed with your tutor. This course gives you a good grounding in safe studio practice and covers some of the processes you can expect to use on further courses.

Esther Heyhoe Tutor Website

Esther teaches printmaking and picture framing at City Lit. She studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and printmaking at City Lit and Morley. Her own practice combines photographic and hand drawn elements and is influenced by comics, music, the urban environment and popular culture. She has exhibited in the UK and Europe. Esther enjoys teaching students from different backgrounds and abilities and seeing what adult learners bring to the classroom. As an artist educator, she finds it rewarding to help students find their creative potential in a fun and stimulating environment.

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.