These 4 courses are designed as a year’s programme but can also be taken individually. They are for learners who are not yet proficient in their printmaking skills and want to extend creative and technical knowledge.
We start in Term 1 with Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraph, or Linocut, in Term 2 do a large amount of etching and in Term 3, progress individual projects. Combining techniques is encouraged and the course plan is flexible. Newcomers will join in the class project and be guided through techniques to start off. Advanced learners work on their own projects but join in group work.
The class will be a mixture of workshop time and structured learning, watching demonstrations and looking at artist’s work relevant. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and discussions will support your progress and achievement. Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in July.
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to more advanced printmaking or other art courses such as foundation or degree courses.
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. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.
Once you are enrolled you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment.
What else do I need to buy?
You need to bring a sketchbook and art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. There is a studio fee of £30 a term which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.
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