Introduction to Printmaking
Once a month or available upon request
Sunday 24th February | 10.00 - 1.00pm | 4 spaces available
Sunday 31st March |10.00 - 1.00pm | 4 spaces available
Sunday 28th April | 10.00 - 1.00pm | 4 spaces available
This is the perfect class for creative enthusiasts who want to try a new skill or would like a refresher. During this class you'll receive an introduction to two techniques of printmaking: Drypoint and Lino print. These classes are small, friendly and flexible where you will go home with a new skill plus many beautiful prints.
What are the different techniques of printing that you will be learning?
Relief Printmaking is where the protruding areas of a surface are inked and applied to paper. The recessed areas do not touch the paper and therefore remain clear of ink. For example in Lino Printing, an image is carved out of the lino. The areas that are carved out will appear white in the final image as they will not touch the paper, and the areas of lino that are left will be the ink. Although detail can still be achieved with these methods, Relief Printing is best for block images.
Intaglio is the method of incising an image into a plate using a sharp object. Ink is then applied to the plate, where it collects within the incisions, and transfers onto paper when under the pressure of a printing press. Compared to the bold, blockish effect of Relief Printing, Intaglio produces a very detailed and textured image.
What experience do I need?
You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on all processes.
What will I go home with?
You have a choice on whether you would like to try a small example of drypoint and lino or concentrate on one. You will leave with your own hand-made prints as well as the technical skills and knowledge to continue your artwork beyond the course.
Do I have to bring any materials?
We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, plastic and paper.
What if I can't attend the class
You will need to specify dates you will be attending, and pay the full amount at the time of booking. We require a minimum of seven days notice to reschedule the session.
What if the course is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason, this may be down to insufficient bookings etc. In the event of a cancellation we shall of course give you a full refund.
Private lessons available on request.
Four adults or more? Get in touch and we can put a class on to suit your group booking.