When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Ian Rawlinson
  • Course Code W21PTGA05A

What you will learn

Explore collograph techniques to make collaged blocks with card and found materials, in order to create images that explore surface and texture. Learn how to print the blocks using both relief and intaglio techniques.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • make collographs from card and found materials
  • ink the blocks using intaglio and relief methods
  • explore making marks that describe tone, line, and texture, and experiment with colour printing
  • use the printmaking equipment and workshop safely in relation to self and other studio users

Cost

  • Full fee
    £150
  • Concession fee
    £115
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis, with technical and critical advice depending on your needs. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions. All students record and assess progress via a Learning Statement.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of printmaking is necessary, but an interest in, or experience of drawing or design is essential. Or you may have some previous experience and wish to renew your knowledge of one or more printmaking techniques.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow H&S procedures as advised. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy, and some may cause irritation in very rare cases. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant or have any sensitivities and they will advise you as to necessary precautions Note: at present there is no wheelchair access to the print studio, and the studios are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. If you have any mobility issues please contact the department prior to enrolling.

    What you need

    Please bring: pencils, a small paintbrush and a sketchbook or notebook. Please also bring any pieces of paper or card which is textured, handmade or has an interesting surface pattern. Please bring your own protective clothing, apron, rubber gloves etc. The course fee includes most studio consumables (ink, cleaning materials, solvents etc) but you will have to pay for paper, etching plates/ lino blocks etc. These are available to buy in the department at cost price. Further requirements will be discussed at the first and subsequent classes.

    What you can do next

    The continuation classes are W21PTGA08A - 4A, or you can enrol on any of the subsequent Beginners courses, Mixed Levels or All Levels courses on any day. There are also various short courses, which generally focus on single techniques. Please talk to your tutor for more advice on what to do next.