Get skills in: monotype printmaking techniques

Course Dates: 22/09/21 - 06/10/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Get skills in the versatile, immediate printing process of monotype andcreate exciting images by hand and by using a printing press.
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Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

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Course Code: VS708

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Finished Wed, eve, 22 Sep - 06 Oct '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is a short introduction to monoptype, a process that involves the manipulation of ink on a surface and its subsequent transfer to paper. You will learn the basic techniques needed to create striking, unique, printed images quickly and easily.

What will we cover?

We will look at various monotype techniques focussing mainly on direct draw and subtractive printing..
Additionally, we will look at simple ways of developing imagery using stencils and collage.

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

Use the subtractive monotype technique to produce an image
Understand that how you apply and remove ink produces different effects
develop your own image into a subtractive monotype
Use a printing press to print your image.

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

This course is suitable for beginners or those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

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

You will be taught by demonstration and practical application. Technical information will be supported with handouts and throughout the session you will be guided by your tutor. There is no need to work outside the class.

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

all materials provided.
Please feel welcome to bring source material such as drawings, sketchbooks or photographs.

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

You may wish to continue experimenting on Creative Sketchbook with print(VS964) or join Monoprint with stencils and collage(VS977)
Your tutor will advise you on suitable courses to progress to.

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Rolina Elsje Blok Tutor Website

Rolina E. Blok is an artist of Dutch/Romanian origin based in London. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a speciality in Contemporary Approaches to Printmaking. Blok’s practice expands into the digital realm as well as printmaking, sculpture, performance art and curating. Blok is part of the Visual Arts team at City Lit and is currently a Screenprint Fellow at the Royal Academy. I think that working with the other tutors we can inspire and help the students advance in their practice and explore the creative potential within combined digital and print media. I am an advocate for experimentation and would like to instigate conversations surrounding the relationship between the physical realm and the digital world. The method is the vessel for the message to be portrayed. From pixel to halftone and back again..

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