Printmaking Processes Summer School Intensive - Intermediate

This course will introduce monotypes in both black and white and colour.

A monotype is one of a kind, a unique piece of artwork. You will be working independently in this medium, learning new techniques through producing your own work, supported and guided by the tutor

For students who want to explore mixed media printmaking, there will also be a chance to try out paper lithography and screen printing techniques that can be used in conjunction with monotype to create layered and complex images.

Course Content

Monotypes are pulled impressions that are drawn or painted on a metal or acetate plate. It is the simplest form of printmaking, requiring only pigments, a surface on which to apply them, paper and usually some form of press. The images are created through applications of ink that are rolled, brushed, daubed or otherwise applied and manipulated and then printed with the use of a press.

In this three-session course, you will develop a series of monotypes, using natural forms as reference, and exploring the textures, tonal values and colour of the natural forms. You will learn:
o to create a print using a variety of methods
o the use of oil-based inks in printmaking
o to explore colour and texture
o to print your work both by hand and on a press

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Basic understanding of drawing/design. Some previous printmaking experience is recommended.

First Class Requirements

Drawing equipment
Paper for printing onto – can be bought in class

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

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