Three method Printing - Course Outline
This course introduces three methods of printmaking, Monotype, Relief and Intaglio. Each technique uses a different materials such as metal, wood and plastic to explore various approaches to the creation of a print including metal plate, linoleum and Solar Plate.
Suitable for beginners and those with experience this course allows the participant to work at their own pace with close supervision.
Monotype printmaking is a direct and accessible technique used by artists like Edgar Degas. Linocuts were used by the Expressionists to create bold and expressive images while Solar plates, a 20th century creation were used specifically for the Print media in the printing of large runs for newspapers though now are used by contemporary artists to create works of art.
These processes enable the student to create a range of works from a painterly drawing effect, bold graphic image to photographic representations. Artists such as Degas, Picasso to Jim Dine used a variety of techniques to allow a free form of printmaking in the creation of an image.
This non toxic course uses no 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)
Ink - if you prefer a specific type. (Gamblin or Charbonnelle*)
Brushes (Flat to Round and different sizes)
An image to use, may be a drawing, photocopy or other.
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.
It is IMPERATIVE to wear enclosed shoes, long trousers, long sleeved shirt while working within the workshop.
For Art Materials
The Art Scene
914 Victoria Road West Ryde