Papercraft and Printing
During this course students will learn some basic techniques and knowledge on how to make paper; how to create a 3d paper mache object; make paper from silk fibres; make a simple book; make and use a simple printing block, use found objects to print with and how to make and use a simple stencil.
Additional information about this course
No session 30th May, half term.
This course covers a basic introduction to a selection of subjects related to papercraft and printing.
Who is the course for?
No experience, knowledge or qualifications relating to papercraft and printing is required, simply an interest and a desire to learn.
What topics will this course cover
This course will give students an introduction to the following paper and printing related subjects: How to select and prepare the correct type of paper to use to make a paper-mache bowl. How to select and prepare the correct type of paper to recycle into handmade paper and what can be added to the paper. How to use silk fibres and paste to make sheets of silk paper. How to prepare and assemble pages and make a cover to create a simple book. How to make and use a simple printing block. How to use everyday objects e.g. feathers, leaves, cardboard tubes etc. to print with. How to make and use stencils.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Choose and prepare the correct paper for paper-mache and papermaking. 2. Make a simple screen for papermaking. 3. Choose a design and make a printing block. 4. Use found objects to print with. 5. Make and use stencils to print with.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Regular informal feedback from the tutor.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
A blank sketchbook to keep samples and record information, writing kit - pen, pencil, eraser, scissors, ruler, apron (to protect clothes) when working with materials, craft knife.
Reading and information sources
No reading or preparation is necessary but students could look at books on the subjects being taught for ideas.
What could the course lead to?
Students could explore similar courses available either through WEA or local colleges.