Six week Explore printmaking workshop


Next date:

Millennium Court

2 William Street, Portadown, BT62 3NX
Co. Armagh
BT62 3NX

This class commences on Wednesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November 7th & 16th December from 7-9pm. Cost is for all 6 classes.

Tutor: Rosy Ennis

During these 6 sessions you will explore dry point, monoprint, collagraph, printing with plants & lino printing.

These workshops are suitable for complete beginners or those who have tried printing before and want to refine their skills, you will receive step by step guidance, all equipment and materials are provided.

Week 1 Drypoint : This form of printmaking is closest to drawing An image is drawn onto a perspex plate with a scriber (metal tipped pen) and tones can be used by using crosshatching and rubbing with sandpaper. When the plate is completed you are ready to print!

Week 2 Monoprint : This a more painterly way to create a print. Ink is applied onto the perspex plate with the roller and by using a rag, areas can be wiped away or merged. Masking and experimenting with different textures creates exciting and vibrant prints!

Week 3 Collagraph: This is a basic form of printmaking using a piece of mount board and sticking different textures on to it including wallpaper, fabric and carborundum. Cutting away layers of the card also creates dark lines and tones. These different textures hold varying amounts of ink and create dramatic prints.

Week 4 Printing with plants : Using dried plants and flowers is such an immediate way to create a print! Ink is rolled onto the perspex plate and the dried plant material is arranged on to it, then the paper is placed on top of the plate and printed.

Week 5 Lino printing : This is great technique which has a whole host of applications once you’ve got the basics. I will cover cutting tools ,inks ,paper and lino and show you how to create simple plates. I will cover elements of design and different cutting techniques.

Week 6 Print a tote bag : Learn the basics of printing onto a tote by using stencils ,rubber stamps and lino blocks .You’ll design your own image ,print it on your bag and come away with your own unique creation!

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6 weeks

Entrance Fee

£50 for 6 week event