Wednesdays: 5 January - 6 April 2022 (no session 23 February)
10 am to 3.30 pm
Part tutored by Nigel Grist
Nigel Grist is a printmaker and photographer,working with a mixture of techniques including linocuts, collagraphs, direct printing and etchings mainly of aluminium. Originally a biologist and now a Dartmoor walking guide, both experiences influence the images he makes, sometimes subconsciously. He’s still a scientist at heart and likes experimenting.
Suitable for those without Printmaking experience these part-tutored sessions will introduce or consolidate a number of useful techniques and skills which are applicable to many aspects of printmaking. Some aspects will be by demonstration but most will be ‘hands-on’. The aim is to expand the possibiliƟes considered when making a print.
Tuition will be at multiple levels from simple tips and quick ideas to more detailed consideraƟon of new techniques. As the course is tutored part of the time, over the 10 week
term there will be ample time to work untutored to explore ideas and techniques.
Over the term we will cover:
Inking (types of ink and modifiers, problems & cleaning), paper options, registration techniques, how to use a press and printing without a press.
We’ll explore various techniques including foil collagraphs, tetrapak intaglio, chine colleé, embossing and combining multiple techniques to make interesting images. Lots of printmaking tips along the way!
By the end of the course you should have a good understanding of the main processes of printmaking and be confident in the basic skills regardless of technique.
Depending upon time and interest it is hoped that a challenge will be proposed (and accepted!) to bring together some of the methods or ideas covered in the sessions.
You will need: notepad & pencils and an apron/smock/shirt you’re happy to get ink on. Some materials are included, additional materials will be required to pursue Printmaking projects.