The aim of this one day course is to give those who have little or no previous experience of printmaking a sound introduction to the fascinating and versatile technique of lino cutting. In an encouraging, supportive environment students will be shown how to create their own designs and taught how to use cutting tools safely and effectively. You will print using water based inks and will be shown how to use a reduction method to add detail and interest to your art work. The techniques taught, although highly effective, require little specialised equipment and once mastered can be carried out at home. A press is not required.
By the end of the course you should be able to
• Understand the principles of relief printmaking
• Select from resources to create your own design
• Make a printing block and and print from it
• Work to health and safety guidelines.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Clare Langlands
Clare is a painter and printmaker and has been a practising artist for more than twenty years. She studied BA FIne Art at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic and was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to study at The School of Fine Arts, Athens. Clare has exhibited her work both locally and in London. Her pictures combine figurative motifs with abstract mark making, bold colours and pattern to create decorative, playful images. She works in oil paints, printmaking and collage and sometimes combines the processes to create intricate, layered surfaces on canvas. Clare is an experienced teacher with a PGCE in Art and Design from Goldsmiths University.
How will I be taught?
All practical aspects of the course will be demonstrated and there will be plenty of opportunity for students to ask questions. You will receive one to one guidance and tuition throughout the day and there will be discussions of work in progress, where students will benefit from sharing their ideas and experiences with a view to learning from each other. There will be one to one and group tuition and feedback
What do I need to bring with me?
We will be using water-based printing inks. Printing materials will be provided.
What can I do next?
Longer, mixed level printmaking course.
What do I need to join the course
This course is designed for students who are interested in making their own prints. No previous experience is necessary. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/113956/K/NC.
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