Cyanotype printmaking in a day
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VS355
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Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This is an introductory course aimed at teaching you how to create your own artwork using this fascinating, easy to use, process. You will learn how to prepare and make a range of artwork using cyanotype printing, explore the process using photos, artwork and physical objects to produce your very own prints to take home with you.
What will we cover?
- Learn the simple chemistry behind preparing paper for cyanotype printing
- Historical and contemporary use of the process
- Exposure times and exposure methods
- Developing and drying prints
- How to make simple photograms, photographs and artwork for cyanotype printing
- Some basic Photoshop.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Mix and prepare a light sensitive solution for cyanotype printing
- Coat and prepare paper for cyanotype printing
- Exposing and developing cyanotype prepared paper
- Prepare artwork and photographs for cyanotype printing
- Make your own series of prints onto paper.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All welcome, no previous skills required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstration, examples, practical work, working individually and in small groups, individual tutoring and group discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Yes, a photograph saved onto a memory stick, and/or 2-D objects to make prints from such as plants, textiles, feathers, netting, paper shapes etc - anything that may cast an interesting shadow. All other necessary materials will be provided for.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may wish to follow on with further photo transfer process courses such as screenprinting VS989 screenprinting for graphic arts or Screenprinting one or two.
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Adam Hogarth is an artist based in London. Adam completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Northumbria University and an MFA in Fine Art Printmaking at The Royal College of Art, from 20016-2020 he has been the Printmaking Fellow at The Royal Academy of Arts. After graduating from his MFA Adam worked for Advanced Graphics London, a fine art print publishers, specialising in screenprint and woodblock printing. In the three years working there he produced prints for some of the leading artists and galleries in the UK. He is currently the head screenprinter at Thames-Side Print Studio. Adam's practice is multi-diciplinary, although his strengths lie in print. His work tackles notions of Auto-Destruction, an arts movement that gained notoriety in the 50's and 60's by the artist Gustav Metzger. Adam has exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Tate Britain, The Royal Academy of Arts, ICA, DAnielle Arnaud Gallery, The Finland Print Triennale and Kobe Sans University (Japan). At City Lit Adam teaches screenprinting where his classes accomodate a variety of students from beginner to advanced.
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.