Working directly from a life model you will learn how to translate your observational drawings into beautiful prints. With expert guidance you will work with relief printing processes including mono printing, lino cuts and printing with a press to produce professional art prints.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn how to enhance your life drawing observational skills and translate them in to print.
This is a dynamic workshop, allowing you to explore how print can transform your drawings. This workshop is designed for those who enjoy life drawing and would like to learn about print, and for print makers who would like to work with a life model.
The course will introduce you to a variety of relief printing techniques including mono printing and lino printing processes with a skilled practitioner. The afternoon session will encourage you to explore contemporary artistic responses to this subject and be inspired by artists including Picasso and Matisse.
All of the equipment and materials are readily available so you will be able to continue using the skills learned on this course to make prints at home should you desire.
The tutor will begin the course with demonstrations of different techniques and some group projects to practice these, you will be encouraged to work on your own individual projects with guidance and support as required.
On completion of this course you can expect to have the skills and confidence to continue to work at home on your own print projects.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. The room is wheelchair accessible and a support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
Participants will need to have good manual dexterity and reasonable strength in their arms to apply pressure.
Do you need to bring anything?
You must bring a sketchbook and a waterproof apron. If you have particularly sensitive skin you may wish to use a barrier cream or bring thin latex gloves.
All other materials and resources are provided.
Are there any additional costs?
Only the cost of an apron (£5 approx.) and a sketchbook (£5 approx.)
Who teaches this course?
MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.
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