When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor SooMin Leong
  • Course Code W23PTGF07B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will offer students a chance to experiment with different printing textures. The process requires a bit of rugged determination to get those wood-chips flying, but the results will feel be bold and visceral.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Make prints using plywood
  • Know how to use the carving tools safely while creating your image
  • Print using relief printing technique
  • Register multiple layers to create multiple coloured prints

Cost

  • Full fee
    £155
  • 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 useful. Or you may have some previous experience and wish to renew and develop 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 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 permanent marker pen, paintbrushes and a sketchbook or notebook. 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

    Continue on future Linocut courses or Woodcut courses , 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.