This Introduction to Printmaking course is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such as Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching.
You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints.
Following techniques will be covered during term 1 Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino Cut, Monoprinting; Photo-Etching will be covered during term 2 and Etching during term 3. You will be introduced to each printmaking technique by demonstration, informal one-to-one feedback and group tutorials will encourage each student’s personal strengths and interests.
Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses.
What background and qualifications do you need to join?
These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline.
What does the course lead to?
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our intermediate printmaking courses or other art courses.
Where will I study?
The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05.
How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.
Are any course materials online?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies.
What books and equipment do I need?
You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron.
What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £16.50 payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.
If you have further questions about the course, the tutor can be contacted at: email@example.com
My practice includes printmaking , painting, photography, drawing and mixed media. I studied at Middlesex University where I obtained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I also graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a Masters Degree in Printmaking.
I exhibit regularly and have work held in the Victoria and Albert Museum and private collections. I am a member of the Printmakers Council, East London Printmakers and a studio member of the Barbican Arts Group Trust. I have won the Michael Rothenstein Trophy and the London Print Studio Prize.
I have been teaching for twenty years and I am currently a lecturer at Kensington and Chelsea College.
Personal website: www.galleria63.com