Fine Art Printmaking Courses 2012/13
PUSHING BOUNDARIES IN PRINTMAKING
Tutor: Paul Wye
£400 for 8 full Saturday sessions – 10am – 4pm from Sept to June
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7 Jan 4, Feb 1, March 1, Apr 5
This course is designed for those who would like to really develop and push their printmaking practise beyond what would be possible on a shorter introductory course. As well as learning techniques, Paul will guide you through the process of how to expand and develop ideas to produce a body of work that is unique and individual to you. Students on this course would be expected to attend the studio on a regular basis to continue working on their coursework and develop ideas. One day a week would be the aim. A special rate of £10 per day (plus material charges) would apply for the practical days. Students would also be invited to participate in an end of year exhibition to be held either at the studio or gallery location and may want to include work on the Sussex Printmaking website gallery page. No previous printmaking experience is necessary but a background in art would be helpful
CONTEMPORARY WOODCUT PRINTMAKING
Tutor: Julia R. Gallego
£280 for Autumn and Spring (6 Sessions)
£230 for Summer Term (5 Sessions)
Sat: 10 – 5pm Class size: 6
Autumn term: Oct 12,26 Nov 9, 23, 30 and Dec 14
Spring term: Jan 11, 25 Feb 8, 22, March 8, 22
Summer term: May 10, 24, 31 and June 7, 12
This short course aims to introduce you to the beautiful medium of printing with woodcut, allowing you to get to grips with the basics of this age-old printmaking technique. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced printmaker, you will gain insight into all the possibilities wood has to offer as a printing medium and how it can be used with in contemporary art practise today. Julia will help you to translate your own images onto the block, explore the graphic language of the medium, and demonstrate carving methods, as well as how to make the most of the expressive use of the wood grain. You will be guided through the different steps: translating the image to the block, carving, inking and printing. Focusing on the creative possibilities and becoming familiar with the particular qualities that wood block printing allows, you will be encouraged to find and develop your own expression.
Woodcut Studio Time
Some Saturdays (see above dates for Woodcut course) 2pm – 5pm
Cost: £15 per session – discounted rate of £70 for booking 6 sessions in advance
These sessions follow on after the Contemporary Woodcut Course and you will be supervised (by Julia) but not taught. These are open to anyone with woodcut printmaking experience who may need some technical advice from time to time. Places are only available subject to space so booking ahead is essential.
CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING USING NON - TOXIC METHODS
Tutor: Altea Grau Vidal
£280 for 6x5hr sessions
Fri: 11am – 5pm Oct 4 - Nov 8
For many centuries the traditional process used for etching a plate was to use acid, but more recently this has been replaced by copper sulphate with the addition of salt to make a safer solution in which to etch aluminium, zinc and steel plates. Aluminium plates give a natural base tone (similar to aquatint), and with the use of familiar household products you can achieve a range of marks from precise line to splashes and washes. Traditional wax resists have also been super-ceded by materials that eliminate the use of solvents to a large extent. During the course, Altea will introduce innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark making, as well as showing you how to produce different results in the image through a diversity of printing methods.
FRIDAY PRINTMAKING STUDIO TIME
£150 per 6 sessions or £30 per day
Jan 10 – Feb 14 10:30am – 4:30pm
Feb 28 – Mar 4 10:30am – 4:30pm
These sessions are designed for those who can work independently but who would like occasional technical help to consolidate their skills. Former experience is necessary but support is to hand if needed. Enjoy continuing your printmaking while gaining further confidence with technical support to hand.
FINDING A NEW LANGUAGE IN PRINTMAKING F – Eight weekends of Printmaking Fun.
Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm
Either £105 per weekend course or £840 for the complete course of 8 weekends. This course can also be paid in 3 instalments of £280 with pre-dated cheques.
This range of weekend courses is designed for beginners as well as for the more experienced printmaker who would really like to develop and inform their skills and printmaking practise. The tutor will guide you through the processes, focusing on new techniques each weekend, principally helping you to expand your own artistic language. Ideally beginners should take the whole course, but those more experienced printmakers may like choose to attend weekends that would best enhance their artistic practise. Details below give title and dates but for full course descriptions get in touch for a fact sheet or visit our website.
Drypoint - Sept 28/29
Carborundum - Oct 19/20
Etching - Nov 16/17
Aquatint - Jan 18/19
Painterley Techniques - Feb 15/16
Photo Transfer - Mar 15/16
Sequential Printing - Apr 26/27
How to Edition – Jun 17/18
£280 for 6x5hr sessions
Altea Grau Vidal
Apr 28th - May 30th - 10:30 - 4:30
Learn how to translate the qualities of pen, pencil and watercolour washes into marks on a printing plate by combining some of the timeless techniques of drypoint, etching, soft ground and aquatint to produce expressive prints. Experiment with non-traditional materials and techniques, learning how to print in layers to achieve rich prints in black and white or colour.
See our Printmaker's Gallery page for images of some of the prints done at the studio.