Introduction to Printmaking: Six-Week Course
Monday evenings 18:00 - 20:30 Six-week course 13 January – 17 February 2020(Duplicate course running 24 Feb - 30 Mar 2020)
Explore a variety of different traditional printmaking techniques in our professional print studio. The course will introduce you to the tools, materials and equipment to get started in printmaking.
You will be guided step by step through the processes in a friendly studio environment. You’ll learn:
Monoprinting: using stencils, shapes, pattern and simple drawing techniques you’ll produce a series of different A4 prints using our large etching press.
Collograph: using tape of different texture and shapes you’ll build your own collograph plate to produce an edition A4 prints.
Lino Printing: using a soft cut lino, you’ll carve your own block to produce an edition of A4 prints using our Albion press.
Screen Printing: using paper stencils and the photographic emulsion method you’ll produce an edition of 10 screenprints onto A3 paper.
There will also be an opportunity to explore the techniques you most enjoy and you’ll learn about printmaking terminology and relevant contextual artists. The emphasis is on the exploration of the different processes to start your printing journey.
Who is the course for?This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or those who wish to refresh their previous skills. All the processes lend themselves well to simple shapes and patterns so do not worry if you don’t feel confident with drawing. Participants are welcome to continue on the course in order to develop the previous skills they have learned.Do I need to bring anything?All tools, equipment and materials will be provided including inks, cartridge paper, lino, screens, monoprinting plastic and collograph materials. Feel free to bring along sketchbooks, images or books for inspiration if you have them.
Your TutorRachel aka Bobshaped is a printmaker based in West Yorkshire. She studied engineering before achieving a degree in metalwork and jewellery. After using tools for many years ‘drawing’ with lino cutters was a natural progression into print. This lead to an interest in other types of print, she is currently enjoying screen printing and letterpress. She has taught various print techniques to both adults and children through different organisations including Wakefield Art Club and Wakefield Cathedral. Pattern, repeats, layers, colours, nature, technology, craft, packaging, architecture and process are some of the things that inform her work. Sometimes there is a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org see examples of her work at www.bobshaped.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as @bobshaped
Terms & ConditionsWorkshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite's booking fee is non-refundable.
Bookings cannot be transferred between courses, however, bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.