Introduction to Basic Printmaking Techniques

Ref: C3529186

Introduction to basic printmaking techniques without the use of a press. Students will be shown how to use a range of basic printmaking techniques to create effective and interesting prints. i.e. direct prints, mono-prints, relief prints, collagraphs and screen prints using stencils.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to some basic printmaking techniques without the use of a press.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use basic printmaking equipment correctly
  • Experiment with different methods to produce mono-prints
  • Create relief prints from a polystyrene block
  • Create collagraph prints using a range of textured materials
  • Understand how to line up multiple layer/ colour prints accurately using`registration’.

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
  • Internet access would be useful to build on learning outside class time and course resources, handouts, photos etc. will also be made available online, but this is not essential as paper handouts will be provided for each class.

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
  • WEA Student Learning Record wil be used to track completion of course learning outcomes as well as your general progress on the course.

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please wear old clothes & practical footwear as print-making can be messy and involves moving around the room to wash materials etc. A sketchbook may also be useful to collect visual ideas i.e. sketches, photos, magazine cuttings.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Introduction to Basic Printmaking Techniques Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

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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