Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniques
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VS977
Duration: 2 sessions
What is the course about?
This course will allow you to explore and experiment with a range of different monoprinting techniques and approaches to printing a 'one-off' image. You will make your own simple paper cut stencils and also be introduced to the idea of using lasercut wooden stencils within your work.You will be able to bring your own source material to use for collage techniques and to develop a composition or series of images.
What will we cover?
We will look at applying ink in different ways to produce monoprints, explore ways of introducing colour and photographic imagery directly into prints using collage and chine colle. We will also use stencils to overprint in layers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Use various monoprinting techniques to make images from your own source material
• Print using a press and by hand
• Use stencils and layers in prints
• Use chine colle to introduce colour and imagery
Understand the possibility of using lasercut imagery in printmaking
• Use the print studio and equipment showing good workshop practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for all levels including artists who are looking for ways to incorporate printmaking into their work.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information. You should be able to take short written notes for your own use and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstrations, practical assignments, one to one and group discussion. You may want to do some preparatory work outside the class depending on your own individual project.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course fee covers some basic materials such as inks, acids and white spirit. Please bring rags for cleaning (optional). Please bring sketches, photographs or other visual resources as a starting point to the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a number of printmaking courses available at City Lit and you could go on to study the subject at more advanced levels on full or part-time courses. Your tutor will discuss courses that maybe appropriate for you at the end of the course.