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Relief Printmaking 

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  • TutorSarah Moss
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Thu 19 Apr, 6.30pm – 9.30pm | 12 wk Term £132 (£119) | Beginners/Improvers Level | Age 18+

Learn a variety of relief printmaking techniques that don’t require a press.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. For people with no previous experience up to those who have done some simple printing (for instance at school) or have already undertaken a press based print course but would like to learn techniques they are able to do at home without access to a press.

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.

What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn a range of relief printmaking methods and techniques that do not require the use of a press. 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.

We will explore how to make stamps from a selection of everyday materials and learn the following techniques and processes:

  • Monotypes
  • Collagraphs
  • Lino Cuts
  • Wood Block printing both reduction cut and multiple block
  • Mixing and overlaying inks
  • Understanding different types of ink and papers

You will be using a range of specialist equipment such as lino and wood cut tools, craft knives, acrylic sheets, print rollers, bench hooks and working with oil based inks.

Forward planning and a certain amount of lateral thinking is required in printmaking as the printed image is often created by building up several layers. The tutor will begin the course with demonstrations of different techniques and some group projects to practice these. Eventually 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 printmaking projects and have a collection of samples and artworks demonstrating the techniques you have learned.

This is a three hour class and includes a break.

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?
Sarah Moss

For an insight into the course you can visit Sarah's Blog HERE