Parade - Cubism to Abstraction in Print

Ref: C3841886

Cubism opened up infinite new possibilities for the treatment of visual reality in art and was the starting point for many later abstract styles. By breaking objects and figures down into distinct areas – or planes – the artists aimed to show different viewpoints at the same time and within the same space and so suggest their three dimensional form. This fracturing of the image informed some of the most iconic imagery of the modern era. Using the devices of cubism this course aims to explore and fracture still -life imagery to create abstract relief printmaking. The course will explore the concept of 'still life' in a contemporary context, encouraging students to extend their imagemaking into abstraction using markmaking, and found ephemera to create new possibilities in print.

Course aim

To encourage further engagement with the gallery collection at Tate Liverpool providing deeper insight into ideas and concepts; with the aim of developing your own ideas through drawing and relief printmaking

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Use the devices of cubism to abstract my own imagery
  • Extend my own design work through collage and drawing
  • Develop my own designs into relief printmaking ideas
  • Make a lino plate for printmaking
  • Use good inking technique to realise and print my designs

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?

  • An equipment list will be provided at 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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Parade - Cubism to Abstraction in Print

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

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