Introduction to Printmaking

Next Start Date: 04-05-2020
Times: Mon 14:00 - 17:30

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 This 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 well-equipped studio with specialist facilities, and develop ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. Each printmaking technique is taught by demonstration, one-to-one, feedback and group tutorials, encouraging each student’s... About this course >

Discovering Photo Etching

Next Start Date: 04-05-2020
Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:30

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 Explore this exciting printmaking technique ‘Photo Etching (Photogravure)’ for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. Photo Etching combines the traditional technique of intaglio printmaking (where ink is pushed into scratched, engraved or acid etched marks on a zinc plate) with Photography or Photo-Imaging. The course is suitable for those new to printmaking, photographers wanting to explore alternative photographic processes, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and the more advanced student wishing to perfect their techniques and develop... About this course >

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Next Start Date: 05-05-2020
Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 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... About this course >

Masterclass – Colour Viscosity Printing for Etching

Next Start Date: 13-05-2020
Times: Wed 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image.By rolling different viscosities of ink across the surfaces of the plate, the process combines the principles of relief and intaglio printing achieving exciting, unexpected colour blends and effects. It was pioneered by British printmaker Stanley William Hayter in the 1960's.You will work on two small images simultaneously learing to deep etch an image... About this course >

Masterclass – Mezzotint (Aquatint in Messotint Manner)

Next Start Date: 26-05-2020
Times: Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You... About this course >

Masterclass: Photo-Polymer

Next Start Date: 03-06-2020
Times: Wed 10:30 - 16:30

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 This course will introduce participants to the unique properties of photopolymer, a water-based photosensitive plate adapted for relief and intaglio techniques. You will be introduced to each stage of the process including how to prepare and output images, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from the plate. Although this course will provide a comprehensive guide to using this technique a basic knowledge of Photoshop software and knowledge of the intaglio process is required in order to make the most of... About this course >

Advanced Printmaking

Next Start Date: 15-05-2020
Times: Fri 10:30 - 16:30

About the course - an overview

ENROLMENT INFORMATION: there are various ways to enrol, please go to our home page or www.kcc.ac.uk/enrol2020 Entry Requirements This class is aimed at intermediate and experienced printmakers, therefore applicants should be confident using etching and printmaking equipment. What does the course lead to? This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence and autonomy when working within a print room. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of prints which could to assist progression to higher level courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is located at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road. How much should I study outside class?... About this course >

Summer School – Photo Etching

Next Start Date: 14-07-2020
Times: Tue-Fri 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

You will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using Photoshop, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio. About this course >

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Next Start Date: 06-07-2020
Times: Mon-Thu 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio. About this course >

Introduction to Printmaking

Next Start Date: 21-09-2020
Times: Mon 14:00 - 17:30

About the course - an overview

This 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 well-equipped studio with specialist facilities, and develop ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. Each printmaking technique is taught by demonstration, one-to-one, feedback and group tutorials, encouraging each student’s personal strengths and interests. Final prints can be submitted for our Exhibition in July when we... About this course >

Intro’ to Printmaking

Next Start Date: 21-09-2020
Times: Mon 18:10 - 21:30

About the course - an overview

This short course in printmaking is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery while gaining a good overview of Drypoint and Monoprinting techniques. About this course >

Printmaking Taster Course

Next Start Date: 15-09-2020
Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

The perfect opportunity to try out printmaking in our specialist studio with one of our experienced tutors!Whether you are new to printmaking, a practicing artist wanting to adapt your ideas into print, or just want to experience using our studio for the first time, this day is the perfect opportunity for you to see what printmaking at KCC is like. About this course >

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Next Start Date: 22-09-2020
Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

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.... About this course >

Exploring Printmaking

Next Start Date: 24-09-2020
Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

This is a structured course for those who would like to explore the potential and possibilities of conventional printmaking mediums, such as monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint etc.Beginners are welcome. A studio fee applies termly. About this course >

Masterclass – Mezzotint (Aquatint in Messotint Manner)

Next Start Date: 20-10-2020
Times: Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium. The studio in... About this course >

Advanced Printmaking

Next Start Date: 25-09-2020
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

About the course - an overview

Entry Requirements This class is aimed at intermediate and experienced printmakers, therefore applicants should be confident using etching and printmaking equipment. What does the course lead to? This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence and autonomy when working within a print room. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of prints which could to assist progression to higher level courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is located at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so... About this course >