Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniques
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
What is the course about?
The monoprint describes a ‘one off’ print, rather than a multiple, similar to a painting however the marks, and textures achieved from printing layers of ink can produce rich visual effects as they layer and blend. Starting off with the basic monoprinting techniques you will develop these to produce an exciting series of prints to take home.
What will we cover?
In this course you will have the opportunity to investigate a range of different monoprinting techniques and approaches to printing a 'one-off' image using simple paper cut stencils, relief printing and textured surfaces to introduce layers of colour and imagery into your prints. You will be able to bring your own source material to work from and to develop a composition or series of images.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• apply direct draw, subtractive and additive monoprinting techniques to make images from your own source material
• produce prints using a press and by hand
• Use stencils and layers in prints
• use chine colle to introduce colour and imagery
• demonstrate good workshop practice using the print studio and equipment.
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 and paper. It is helpful to bring rags for cleaning and newspapers (optional). It is useful to 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.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.