PRINTMAKING: TECHNIQUES & EXPERIMENTATION
For High School Students Year 7 and up
Tutor: Rafael Butron
Day & Time: Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30pm
9 Week Term
This course introduces a variety of Printmaking techniques suitable for High School students and focuses on experimentation and creativity.
Each student will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques including Monotype, linocut and Intaglio (Solar Plate).
Each technique uses different materials such as metal, wood and plastic. Investigation and exploration is encouraged and these processes will enable the student to create a range of artworks in each of the mediums.
Suitable for students in Yrs 7 - 12 this course allows the participants to work at their own pace with close supervision.
This non toxic course does not use harmful chemicals such as acids or solvents. Traditional techniques will be explored as well as new and innovative approaches to the medium.
This course provides students with the techniques to create a print with minimal materials using an intaglio press.
Fine Art Printing Paper eg:
(Arches, Rives BFK approx. $9, Hahnemuhle $7.30, Approx 250gsm) 56 x 76cm
Dry point needle (Student grade wooden handle $3.35)
Brushes (Flat to Round and different sizes)
An image to use, may be a drawing, photocopy or from a diary
Hercules Tough Task Nitrile disposable gloves 75 pk
(purchased from Woolworths $9.50 each pk)
Apron (Apollo) $17.75
*The Centre will provide ink for the course
Inks Water based / Oil Based
Cleaning material / Rags
Tarlatan / Muslin / Book cloth
Acetate aka Plastic Dry point etching plate.
Press and Storage.
For Art Materials
The Art Scene
914 Victoria Road West Ryde
It is IMPERATIVE that students wear enclosed shoes and an apron while working in the workshop.
Image 1: Early Morning Shadow. Image courtesy of Rafael Butron
Image 2: Our Lady of Sorrow. Image courtesy of Rafael Butron