Printmaking

COURSE OUTLINE:

Block printing can be used to print a number of copies of an image, using one or more colours. You will learn how to carve your design into a piece of lino, and then be able to produce a quantity of block prints in one or more colours. These prints can then be made into unique and original Christmas cards, or framed as gifts.

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 

COURSE PROGRAMME:

Session 1:  Looking at examples of block printing, and discussing ideas for designs; drawing up designs; beginning the process of lino cutting the design

 

Session 2: Completing lino cutting; printing first colour

 

Session 3: Printing second colour if desired; making prints into greetings cards as required

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED: Lino and cutting tools; printing inks; quality paper for printing; card blanks and envelopes

 

EXTRA MATERIALS REQUIRED AND APPROXIMATE COST: Optional further card blanks and envelopes, as well as some simple frames, will be available to purchase