7 pm – 9 pm
10 week course £30
All materials and equipment supplied
This experimental and engaging course explores a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting, drypoint and relief printing. As part of the course you will explore the unique range of marks that can be made through the different printmaking processes and learn how to successfully produce a mono, drypoint and relief print. At the end of the course a final printed outcome will be produced and participants can choose to focus on one, or a combination of printmaking techniques. Subject matter will be tailored to individual interests and needs so come prepared with inspirational images.
Monoprinting is known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques and has a unique characteristic that no two prints are ever the same. Ink is applied to a plate through a variety of media and then transferred to paper through an etching press.
Drypoint is a printmaking process in which a design is drawn on a plate with a sharp, pointed needle-like instrument and then transferred onto paper using an etching press. The soft, feathery lines of drypoint lend themselves to playful illustrations or expressive sketches.
Relief printing is the process of creating an image by cutting areas away from a lino or adigraf sheet.
The parts of the image that are not to receive ink are carved away from the surface and the remaining area is inked with a roller and then transferred onto paper with a roller or etching press.
To register for this class, please download form by clicking here.
Please return attached form along with payment to the Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts.