Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VS994
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course focusses on screen printing and how it can be expanded and developed We will be looking at hands -on creative techniques using screen printing that can give your work a new lease of life. The aim of this course is to teach you how to create and push your own screenprinted work. By the end of the course you will have an in-depth understanding of the screenprint process and how to use it within a professional practice.
What will we cover?
The course will cover a comprehensive understanding of screenprinting, the differences between textile printing and paper printing, creative screenprinting techniques, and will allow you to develop your own personal projects. We will explore experimental techniques that can be made with paper or found-objects and make photo stencils from your artwork to screen print from, including single colour and photographic halftones. We will also be looking at the wider contemporary use of the process as a whole and how this could relate to your work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Screen print confidently and demonstrate an understanding of the process start to finish
• Screen print creatively
• Prepare any type of artwork using photo stencils or found objects
• Be able to print on t-shirts, tote-bags and canvas
• Learn about different inks and their uses
• Be able to print confidently on paper using different layers of colour
• Understand half-tone patterns and their uses
• Learn a historical context to screenprint
• Produce your own screen printed work.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No skills or previous experience with Graphic Arts or Printmaking required and is open to first timers who want to learn more about screen printing and the Graphic arts.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
• Tutor demonstration and setting of tasks
• Looking at samples and examples of contemporary practice
• 1:1 support and guidance
• Group-work and opportunities for independent practice and learning through personal projects.
• There will be voluntary homework tasks set between sessions for you to further develop ideas and research.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Nothing needed for the first day. All basic materials are supplied.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course is an excellent springboard into further printmaking or image making courses. The graphic arts presents a broad area for study, you may wish to develop your printmaking, your drawing or photography. Your tutor will be on hand to advice how you may personally progress onto future City Lit courses.
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.