This Printmaking course has a structured but relaxed learning plan which will identify your individual needs to help you reach your goals as you continue to practise and develop skills. You will work from observation and imagination including keeping a sketchbook. The aim of the course is to help you discover the joy of printmaking and for the more experienced to explore new ways of approaching their work. There is an opportunity to make mixed media prints and explore various ways of printing the intaglio image. It is suitable for anyone who is prepared for a messy but creative process.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Demonstrate how to prepare and image to print
Demonstrate using the safety procedures shown by the tutor how to use the printing press
Illustrate how to produce a dry point etching using specialised tools and equipment
Demonstrate how to ink and wipe a plate and produce a finished print
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
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. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutors advice on what to buy. However, you should bring an A3 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you. Plates and acrylic can be provided by the centre but at a cost to you the student.
As this is a very messy course so an apron is essential.
What can I do next?
Further Art or Printing courses with KAE
What do I need to join the course
All students are welcome on this course as no experience of the subject is needed just an interest in making prints.
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 adult please ask to speak to the Curriculum Leader before you enrol.
Getting to your course
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/111381/K/NC.
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