Course title:
Print Making with Karan Fixter
Karan Fixter
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Timetabled sessions
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Sat 16 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 5
Sat 16 Oct 2021
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£20.50 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Basic materials will be provided. feel free to bring; if you have: Ink or paint (acrylic is ok but drys fast, oil is good, waterbased printing ink is good) Acetate or plastic sheet such as a plastic folder that can be cut to size for print registration. masking tape and newspaper to make resist.
Course aim:
Family fun and creative learning. Using Mono Printing techniques to develop unique images inspired by nature. We will develop beautiful individual prints to frame, based on the natural world such as pebbles, leaves etc.
Course description:
Printmaking for beginners using mono printing techniques, great for a family activity that can transform the production of everyday drawing into a work of art that has a professional finish. We will develop layering tecniques employing a variety of methods to create highly textured images that are inspired by the natural world. We will use resists and simple stencils, lay base coats and backgrounds, work with composition and details to build a comprehensive print. Once these basic techniques are learned they can be applied in different ways and a variety of combinations to give you endless hours of mono printing. Every print will be unique and individual to the maker and what a beautiful record of the natural world to frame or share with others.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe and use 3 different mono printing techniques
2. Collect inspirational items from outside my house or on a local walk
3. Develop and describe my personal style
4. Register the paper and work safely with paint
5. Identify other local areas on my doorstep where I can collect items for printing
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

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