Experimental Textile Printing

Ref: C2339079

On this course, you'll learn how to transform your own drawn or found images into a motif for a repeat pattern design. These images will be developed into linocut blocks and printed onto fabric or paper.

Course aim

Learn how to make a repeat pattern design, cut a lino block, and and print an image onto fabric or paper.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • By the end of the course I will understand how to produce a repeat pattern design on paper.
  • By the end of the course I will be able to transfer a repeat pattern design onto soft lino.
  • By the end of the course I will be able to understand how to safely cut a design onto a linocut block using a range of marks.
  • By the end of the course I will be able to prepare fabric or paper ready to print an image onto .
  • By the end of the course I will be able to confidently understand the processes involved in designing and printing a repeat pattern image.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • You will need lino cutting tools, tracing paper, paper to draw /print on, fabric pencils , masking tape and soft lino block. Lino cutters and soft printmaking lino blocks can be purchased from the Internet

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Please bring any inspirational images to work from , these can be post cards , photographs, samples of fabric . Look at the work of Angela Harding https://angelaharding.co.uk/

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Experimental Textile Printing

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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