Creative Printmaking

Ref: C3676559

This course gives opportunities for students who are beginning printmaking or who have some printmaking skills to work more independently to further develop their skills and work on individual projects. There will be opportunities to learn and develop skills in monoprinting, collagraph, drypoint, etching on metal and linoprinting. Students will have access to large printmaking equipment such as an etching press and a relief printing press. As well as developing their printmaking skills, students will explore the connection between art and print to develop their own creative outcomes.

Course aim

To provide opportunities for the development of skills and techniques of traditional printmaking, leading to the creation of a series of hand printed artworks as part of a personal printing project.

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:

  • Be able to use and understand a range of basic printmaking techniques.
  • Be able to use and understand a range of different printmaking materials and equipment under supervision.
  • Complete a practical, personal project based on printmaking and to be able to discuss that with others.
  • Understand that there are a variety of styles and different techniques that apply to each printmaking technique and use them appropriately in their own printing project
  • Develop independent working practices and display confidence whilst developing their own printmaking skills.

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

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Your own apron or protective clothing would be useful. If you are an improver, images or ideas about what you would like to produce would be also helpful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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

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Creative Printmaking

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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