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Hand-made prints are very different to digital prints as they are produced using physically indirect and reflective printmaking techniques. This is an extremely exciting process, which leads to original ways of putting ideas together for Art and Design. The course will cover a wide range of printmaking techniques including colour surface mono printing, dry point, photo-based image transfer printing, paper cut stencil methods and other relief based, textural mark making processes.
The first 15 hours of this 25 hour course is a considered and more open experimental approach to the various printmaking techniques demonstrated by the tutor. You will work towards finding an identity, style and technique suited to your way of working and will be able to combine the techniques you’ve learned on various surfaces. In the final 10 hours the tutor will give 1-1 tuition and feedback to students, discussing project ideas and how to implement them using the printing presses. The state of the art printmaking centre at CSM boasts fantastic facilities and working atmosphere.
This course will help you develop new skills and ways of thinking as well as contributing lots of interesting work to enhance your IB / Art & Design A-level coursework, and contribute to your portfolio for applying for Foundation or BA in Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration or Textiles. Learning Printmaking is extremely relevant to most Art and Design degree subjects, as it helps with colour theory, painting, drawing, photography and compositional skills. It also has ‘by use of the printing press’ the fascinating ability to inspire personal intuition, new aesthetics, and automatic mark making responses to your ideas.
Level: This course is appropriate for students of all levels.
Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only
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This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.
Your tutor will outline the course agenda in detail on day one of your course.
Please bring the following with you to the first session