Printmaking Intensive is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fully equipped screenprinting studio with guidance and advice from our highly experienced print tutor.
You will learn how to create an edition of screenprints, using the screenprinting processes to take an idea for an image through to a final piece. You will use the presses, wash-out and exposure units and make artworks for photographic and hand-cut stencils for different coloured layers, and print them in order to produce a single multi-layered image.
This course is suitable for those with or without experience; those with experience can make use of the facilities to produce their own screenprinting project. There will also be opportunities to use an etching press during the course.
This is a four-day course that takes you through the processes of making multi-coloured screenprints on paper. In the end, you will go home with your own edition of screenprints.
There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.
You will gain an understanding of the processes involved in making screen prints on paper and the knowledge and confidence to plan and explore print production. By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of how to experiment with several techniques, and how to work in a screenprinting workshop.
You will learn through a variety of methods, including:
- formal instruction
- individual tuition
- practical demonstration
- practical experience
You will need to wear flat shoes or boots that cover the whole foot. Old clothes are strongly advised.
Basic materials will be provided.
A one-hour lunch break is included. Please bring a packed lunch and/or other refreshments.