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In this 6 weeks course, you will learn how to create photosensitive polymer and litho plate by transferring drawing and photograph using an exposing unit. Intermediate and advanced students will develop their skills and knowledge through personal projects assisted by tutor whose aim is to help everyone gain deeper understanding, greater confidence and full outlet for their creative vision in a wide range of exciting printmaking processes.
Morley College has introduced rules and procedures to ensure the studio is COVID safe. This includes reduced student numbers to ensure social distancing. Students will be making plates and prints and using the studio presses and equipment as needed. Teaching is through both group demonstrations and on a individual one-to-one basis. The class is run within a very friendly and supportive
No previous experience of printmaking is necessary
Health & Safety information will be given at the start and throughout course. You may be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow procedures as advised. Within printmaking there are some chemicals used which may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions. Some of the presses and processes require a small level of physical strength. If you find any of the equipment difficult to operate the tutor is available to assist. Also please note that at present there is no wheelchair access to the print studio, which are on the first and second floors. If you have any mobility issues please contact the department prior to enrolling.
Please bring pencils, a variety of paintbrushes, a sketchbook or notebook and a portfolio to take home finished prints. Printmaking is potentially messy, so please do not wear your best clothes. Also due to Covid regulations we no longer have communal aprons. Please bring your own apron and marigold gloves. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as googles are provided. The course fee includes most studio consumables (basic inks, solvents etc) but you pay for paper, etching plates/ lino blocks etc. These are available to buy in the department at cost price.
The continuation classes are W22PTGD01K or W22PTGD01L, 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.