An Introduction to Printmaking

Night Class
Thurs 9, 16, 23 & 30 July 2020 (6pm – 9pm)

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Are you interested in printmaking but don’t know where to start? Come along to this tailor made Intro to Printmaking night class! These introductory classes run in the evening over a four-week period and are designed to familiarise you with all the main principles of printmaking; intaglio, relief, stencil and planographic.

 

What will you learn?

Each night will cover a different process;

Monoprinting
The freedom of Monoprint techniques allow a very versatile approach to imagery. The appeal of the monotype lies in the unique textures that create a quality of light very differently from a painting on paper or a print, and the beauty of this media is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing methods.

Linocut
Lino is a beautifully malleable printing surface. It is a very graphic method of producing an image. Designs can be cut, melted, or carved to create a bold and experimental design.

Drypoint on Copper
Drypoint is a printmaking technique that achieves a line-based image, using sharp tools to scratch into the surface of a copper plate. The style of this method lends itself well to loose drawing and expressive mark making.

Stencil Screen Printing
There are many different ways to create a stencil for Screen Printing, as it is the underlying principle to the whole process. A traditional method is to create the stencil out of a non-porous material by hand (much like a papercut) and then applying this to the mesh of the screen and producing multiple prints onto paper or fabric.

 

Topics covered:

  • A brief history of printmaking and its terminology
  • Paper types, tools and materials in printmaking
  • How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
  • How to sign and edition your prints

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Pricing

£204.00£240.00

Regular

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

Green Door Members

Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio receive 10% off all of our courses. Become a member of the studio today.

Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate (10% off)
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate (15% off)
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

Details

Course Tutor

For details about our course tutors, please click here.

Suitable for All

All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

How to prepare

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.

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Join our Studio

Membership of Green Door Printmaking Studio is open to everyone: from novice to established professional artist. Members also receive a 10% discount* off all of our courses.

Green Door Printmaking Studio was set up with the ethos that printmaking should be accessible to anyone who is interested in exploring and developing their own creative practise with print.

* Regular & Concessionary membership: 10%, Student membership 15%

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