Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Course Outline ++ Intro to Printmaking

Fife (Dunfermline) Print Workshop
The Basement, Dell Farquharson Centre,
Nethertown Broad Street,
Dunfermline KY12 7DS
Introduction to Printmaking Course
Thursday 23rd April – 21st May 2009
An introductory course run over 5 days from 10.30 – 4.00.
This course is designed to introduce you to the joys of printmaking in our workshop here in Dunfermline. As you learn about various printmaking techniques we hope you will also come to appreciate the practical aspects of working with other members of our artist led organisation and feel comfortable working in this space.

Tutor: Colin Beaumont B.A. (Hons)
Cost: £160 (£10 discount for members)

The cost includes most materials, use of presses and tools, inks, cleaning fluids, and some paper.
Areas to be covered
1. Collographs. A form of collage on card or wood which is sealed then inked and printed either as a relief or intaglio print. Bring along your own selection of leaves, fabric, textured paper/wallpaper, tissue, crepe paper, string or thread. We will spend one day making the plate and one printing from it.
2. Monoprints. A “painterly” immediate print medium combining drawing, painting and printmaking producing unique images. Try out a variety of techniques
3. Drypoint etching on card. A simple and direct method of intaglio printmaking, where the surface of the Perspex is scratched into, to produce a burr which holds the ink. Can also be combined with monoprinting and collographs.
4. Relief printing on card. Requires only a scalpel or craft knife to cut the image into the card. Stripping off layers of the card can produce areas of tone and texture.

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