Beyond Surface - Relief Printmaking (without a press)

$256.3 Limited inc GST / $206.31 / $221.30
Beyond Surface - Relief Printmaking (without a press)

<h2 id="Coursedescription">Course description</h2><p>This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate students.<br/>Experience the magic of printmaking as you learn how to make original hand

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$256.3 Limited inc GST / $206.31 / $221.30
Beyond Surface - Relief Printmaking (without a press)

<h2 id="Coursedescription">Course description</h2><p>This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate students.<br/>Experience the magic of printmaking as you learn how to make original hand

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Course description

This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate students.
Experience the magic of printmaking as you learn how to make original hand printed images. If you like detail, pattern, design, the potential of multiples or experimenting with new techniques, then these classes will inspire you.
This is a hands-on technique based course providing a solid foundation of skills to continue working at home – without a press.

What your course will cover

Students will be encouraged to develop individual projects as they are taught a wide variety of approaches to block making, cutting, inking and printing.
The first three classes focus on learning the basic processes involved prior to exploring alternative tools, materials and methods.

  • Introduction to basic techniques – from brayer prints and monotypes to linocuts
  • Using simple transfer printing techniques
  • Reduction cutting techniques for multi-colour printing
  • Experiment with materials and methods including use of stencils, chine cólle and printing on fabric
  • How to re-use and recycle paper and other materials
  • What to consider when making limited edition art prints
  • Introduction to simple bookbinding techniques
  • Ideas for using prints in both a craft or fine art context

For OHS reasons only water-based block printing inks will be used. Some materials will be provided by the tutor, however you will need to bring your own basic tools and materials.

What to bring

Tools you will require for the class:

  • An apron or old shirt to protect clothing
  • Disposable thin plastic food preparation gloves.
  • Pen, fine black permanent marker, soft pencil & notebook (or visual diary)
  • Glue stick & masking tape
  • Scissors, retractable craft knife & a 30cm ruler
  • Plastic palette knife & a variety of paint brushes (incl. a stencil brush if you have one)
  • Sheet of A3 acetate
  • Lino cutting tools (at least a v tool & a gouge)
  • Block of A5 ‘ezy carve’ (white rubber product)
  • Piece A5ish sized grey lino (‘Silk Cut’ brand if available)
  • Brayer (hard roller 4 – 6inch wide)
  • Bamboo barren
  • Black water based block printing ink (Derivan or Speedball brands)
  • Water spray bottle (with a misting nozzle function)
  • Ice cream container, foam sponge & an old towel (for cleaning up)
  • A4 plastic zip lock bag and/or small folder to store prints

Materials:

For the first class just bring a small selection of the following. Consider recycling/re-using materials you may already have.

  • Selection of plain and decorative papers to print on – Lightweight (45 -160gsm), thin papers that are uncoated (not high gloss) work best. Examples include – A4 white & colour photocopy paper, brown paper, new & recycled gift-wrap, tissue paper, tracing paper, plain stationary & envelopes.
  • Pieces of thin cotton fabric (plain & patterned) that have been ironed also make a great surface to print on. (Cut or tear your collected papers & fabric prior to class into regular A4 & A5 sizes for ease of printing on the day.)
  • Some simple & graphic image ideas – in the form of sketches, images from magazines etc – bring photocopies if the original is precious.

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:
http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact
h2. What to bring for the first class

  • A3 Visual Diary
  • Sheet of A3 drawing paper (200gsm)
  • Black biro
  • 2B pencil & eraser
  • Charcoal – stick of compressed (soft, 4B) & stick of willow
  • Flat bristle brush – medium size
  • Tube of white acrylic paint (Jo Sonja brand preferably)
  • Apron/old shirt to protect clothing

The following extended list will not be needed until Week 2.
Please do not purchase all these materials until after discussion in the first class.

  • A3 drawing paper (200 gsm) pad or sheets
  • Several sheets of large aqua (watercolour) paper
  • 2B graphite pencil
  • Plastic eraser & Kneedable eraser
  • Coloured pencils
  • Stick of compressed charcoal (soft 4B) & stick of willow charcoal
  • Stick of white conte (hard pastel)
  • Black India ink & burnt sienna coloured ink
  • Tube of white acrylic paint (Jo Sonya’s preferably)
  • Acrylic &/or watercolour paint – cool set of primaries
  • Selection of brushes - (including a no.6 round nylon & a selection of flat bristle brushes)
  • Water based paper glue
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Containers for holding water & for mixing washes (small jam jars with lids)

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:
http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact