Printmaking and Pattern

Ref: C2340638

Join us to discover how to develop an image for a repeat pattern and transfer it onto the linoleum. You will be guided how to prepare paper or fabric ready for printing to take place.Don’t worry if you have never taken part in a printmaking session before. You will love it, have fun, and find your feet quickly. You will be supported and guided through each stage of the creative process to build your understanding and confidence.By the end of the workshop you will have your lino plate to take home, along with some wonderful prints. These can be later framed or sewn into textile items –cushions for example

Course aim

This course is designed to introduce the principles of drawing, repeat pattern design, for paper or fabric. The course is limited to 12 people .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Safely use the basic tools used to cut a design into soft linoleum.
  • Research the work of other artists , develop design ideas , ready to transfer onto a plate.
  • Design and cut an image into a soft linoleum plate ready for printing.
  • Prepare fabric ready for printing to take place.
  • By the end of the workshop you will have your lino plate to take home, along with some wonderful prints. These can be later framed or sewn into textile items –cushions for example

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you 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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Studnets will need : Masking tape Paper / scrap fabric , scissors, newspaper, cleaning rags , pencils, tracing paper , brushes.

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
  • Look at the work of Clare Curtis and Marthe Armitage https://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/catalogue/artist/Clare:Curtis/ http://www.marthearmitage.co.uk/the-design/

What can I do next?

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

Download full course information sheet

Printmaking and Pattern

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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