Autumn term: Wednesday 7 October – 9 December 2020
Spring term: Wednesday 13 January – 17 March 2021
10 Wednesday evenings 18.00-21.00
Immerse yourself into the world of printmaking.
Each week you will learn a variety of techniques and printing methods and will develop imagery through the traditional process of ‘Intaglio Printing’ as well as experimenting with ‘Relief Printing’.
Techniques covered are mono printing or monotype, lino, drypoint, etching and collograph.
You will be able to use a variety of imagery for this course, this could be taken from photographs to a simple hand drawn sketch, or perhaps you wish to draw your inspiration from the work of the great artists throughout the decades. Whichever you wish to use, each print you produce will be completely individual.
Whatever your level you will build on your creative design skills and explore the world of image making through printmaking. Throughout the course, you will have access to an extensive range of printing presses in the studio.
THE COURSE INCLUDES
- Lino cutting
- Solar plate
The course aims to:
- Provide you with an indepth understanding into various print processes
- Enable you to work in any other professional printworkshop’s
- Enhance your creative language by overlaying various print processes and use them to your advantage
- Develop your understanding of how to work safely
- Expand your knowledge to develop your own creative practice
- Provide you with a systematic approach of working safely with materials and solvents
- Good understanding of printmaking practice through preliminary preparation
- Enable you to be a successful independent printmaker
- Knowledge and understanding into mark making onto various print matrix using materials, solvents and tools
Course Outcomes and Assessment
- Understanding the difference between Relief printing and Intaglio producing various examples of each process or overlaying the processes
- Significance of mark making in printing and confidence to make their ideas as actual physical prints
- A good knowledge of colour theory within printmaking and an understanding of how an imagery develops with various colours
- All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours
The course is aimed at students who have little or no previous experience, or may have some experience and wish to consolidate their understanding.
What You Need To Bring
- A selection of quality printing paper (300gsm) or a pad of watercolour paper (300gsm)
- Cartridge paper
- Small piece of lino (see appendix for suppliers)
- 1 sheet of mount-board
- Latex gloves
- Basic drawing materials
- A sketchbook
- An old toothbrush and a number of old rags
If you have any problems with purchasing any of the above materials, please speak to your tutor at the first session.
You are also welcome to bring your own oil-based printing inks should you wish.
Your tutor will advise on where you can purchase solar plates.
NB: Editioning of prints is not possible on this course. If you have any respiratory concerns, please contact us as this course may be unsuitable due to materials/substances used on the course.
All additional course materials are included in the course fee.