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Etching and Printmaking

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Gravesend Adult Education Centre, Gravesend
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
11 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This course is suitable for both the experienced printmaker and the beginner. Students are encouraged to bring in their own sources of inspiration, be it in the form of sketch books or photographs. These ideas are then transformed into a suitable print form.
Techniques covered will include traditional etching, drypoint, collagraphs and linocuts. The print studio has presses for all these forms, which are known as relief and intaglio printing. A range of materials to support the student's work such as metal, plastic or lino plates can be purchased throughout the course.
Students are required to bring an apron, a notebook but more importantly their own ideas to the course.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Liz Kelleher

Liz studied Art at college in Bangor, North Wales. Her own work is mainly based on botanical subjects, working in watercolours and of course different forms of printmaking. She is an avid etcher with over twenty years of print making experience. She has been teaching classes for Adult Education for over ten years. Liz has with her own work exhibited all over Kent with other printmakers, as well as exhibiting with the Printmakers' Council, also in London with The Society of Botanical Artists.

View all courses taught by Liz Kelleher here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy.

Alll students should bring an apron and notebook, an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils.

You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. You will be able to buy some of the things you need from us at competitive prices. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

What can I do next?

Further Printmaking and Art courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome. Beginners or those with experience who wish to transform their own work into an etching and learn a variety of printing techniques.

It is important to note that Art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager before you enrol.

Getting to your course

Find us

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code GRA/116172/K/NC.