Improvers' Printmaking

Ref: C3841164

Improvers printmaking is a practical course supporting individual design developments in printmaking techniques. Perfect to expand existing skills in a supportive environment, with hands on expert advice. This particular course will focus on collagraph and monotype printing processes. 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 collagraph and monotype printmaking. The course aims to support students with a basic knowledge of printmaking in their own design developments and creative responses.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is a progression Course from the Beginners

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

  • Explore the technique of processes using the knowledge acquired in the workshop sessions; experimenting with design development, combining print methods from existing knowledge
  • Print from my plates recognising good practice in 'inking up' the plate and using a printing press.
  • Interact with others through shared critiques, discussing good practice and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate advanced design knowledge in the development of your imagery.
  • Understand the principles of collagraph printmaking, demonstrating advanced skill and good practice

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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

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
  • Students will be asked to provide their own paper and some print sundries. An equipment list will be provided on the first session.

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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Improvers' Printmaking


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  • 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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