Following the Line - Explorations in Printmaking

Ref: C3841880

To coincide with Tate Liverpool's exciting exhibition featuring the French artist Fernand Leger, this course aims to take inspiration from his distinctive use of bold graphic line and fractured tubular shapes to help you develop your own way of exploring line. A series of playful drawing and making workshops in the gallery, studio and on location will encourage you to use unconventional drawing tools and methods to extend your notion of drawing. These experimental drawings will be developed further through relief printmaking methods, specifically focusing on graphic image making techniques used in monoprint and collagraphy. No experience is necessary just an open mind and a willingness to seek creative solutions through play.

Course aim

To provide a fun introduction to image making with print, learning to stylise and develop own design ideas with a view of making work for a mini exhibition at the end of the course

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:

  • Identify and use a wide range of mark-making tools to make line drawings with
  • Simplify and stylise my own design ideas
  • Make a collagraph printing plate using the tools and materials provided
  • Make an expressive monoprint developing my drawing experiments
  • Critically reflect on the work I make with my peer group

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
  • 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

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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Following the Line - Explorations in Printmaking


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  • 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

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