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Bawden Cases: Narrative – A printed book project

July 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 20, 2021 @ 12:36 pm

Narrative bawden cases, Judith White

Narrative – A printed book project

An Exhibition of Printmaking

Narrative is an exhibition of work made for a specific printmaking project set for students in January 2016.
The brief was to make a simple folded book using different printmaking techniques these could include; mono type, collagraph, etching, dry point, lino printing (including caustic etch), photo litho and relief printing.

Students were given a simple folded book template as a guide, from this they could work out a template for the pagination and narrative of the book over a number of pages.
After deciding on the scale of the book from miniature to large, students could create the plates for each page in accordance with the layout and careful planning of their individual book.

Plates were either made for an all over design that once printed could be folded into separate pages or alternatively, single plate designs were made for each page individually. Once designed, students could then combine over printing methods and incorporate different printmaking techniques.
It was important for students to make a careful plan of where images met and where plates were positioned in order to maximise colour blending and overprinting potential.

The inspiration for the book project was “Narrative” this could be a simple or intricate interpretation, initiating a story or journey through the designed pages of the book that could be depicted literally or expressed in an abstract way.
In the exhibition the students have interpreted the project in their individual ways each expressing their inspiration through different printmaking methods.

The project was taught by tutor David Holah, whose classes run on Tuesday evenings, Thursday morning and afternoon and Friday evening. To find out more about printmaking at Morley College please visit  www.morleycollege.ac.uk or contact michelle.avison@morleycollege.ac.uk. Courses are available throughout the day and evening, and at the weekends.


July 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am
January 20, 2021 @ 12:36 pm