Improvers' Printmaking

Ref: C3839969

Improvers printmaking is a practical course supporting individual design developments in relief printmaking techniques. Perfect to expand existing skills in a supportive environment, with hands on expert advice. Combining Collagraph and Monoprint techniques. The course will be a part-time course comprising of 2 hour sessions run over 7 weeks.

Course aim

This practical improvers course aims to further expand students knowledge of relief printmaking. The course aims to support students with a basic knowledge of printmaking, to improve their own design developments and creative responses.

Who is the course for?

Some prior experience required, preferably completion of WEA Introduction to Printmaking course.

What topics will this course cover

Hands on practical sessions will support student's creative print ideas in Mono-printing, Collagraph, and Relief print techniques. All safety procedures and good practice will be explained and demonstrated by tutor. Differentiation of tasks will ensure inclusive teaching, group presentations, and one to one tutorial offered.

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:

Demonstrate a deeper understanding of design development in printmaking. Make informed decisions about design and making ideas. Recognise how to problem solve and use good practise in printmaking techniques and be able to plan future projects. Develop artistic practice and confidence through knowledge. Take pleasure in group participation.

How will I know I'm making progress?

One to one tutorial and feedback given throughout sessions. Show and Tell group presentations given by students, informal critique and problem solving discussed. Student evaluation encouraged in end of course questionnaire.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Some drawing materials, apron, collage materials, varnish, paper

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

More advanced courses available throughout Liverpool and the North West in specialised print workshops.

Download full course outline

Improvers' Printmaking Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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