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Mixed Media Printmaking

Mixed Media Printmaking

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sean Myers

Description


This skills-based and demonstration-led course takes place in a state-of-the-art printmaking studio.  Students will explore themes and compositional ideas using both colour and black and white printed collage methods. These outcomes are then translated into handmade printmaking techniques. Students will be supported and guided through various techniques, including the use of intaglio and relief print presses. The processes learned are then used to print onto different flat surfaces, including found source imagery, specialist printmaking papers, fabrics, latex and light coloured wood.

Topics covered

Techniques will include:

  • mono-printing
  • cyanotypes
  • photo polymer etching
  • chine collé
  • collagraphs
  • vinyl cut printing
  • blind embossing/de-bossing.

Who should take this course?

This course develops thought processes, such as colour theory and composition, which can be applied to many art and design disciplines, including, painting, drawing and photography. It is suitable for beginners and even professional illustrators, designers or artists who would like to add an experimental approach to their work.

Entry requirements: Students should have a good level of spoken English.

Level: This course is appropriate for students of all levels.

Related Courses:
Experimental Printmaking
Printmaking Open Workshop

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description


Sean Myers works with Foundation, BA and MA students at Central Saint Martins. He is an artist and lecturer and also runs a silkscreen printing studio in North London. 

To see images of previous student work, view the galleries on Sean's website: www.seanmyersprint.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram

Materials


Students should bring the following materials to the first session:

Please bring to the course any previous work; found or personal photographic imagery, fresh colour and black & white laser photocopies, computer based ink jet prints.

You may also like to bring:

  • Collage/montage materials e.g coloured papers or various textured fabrics
  • Soft textured materials (tin foil, corrugated cardboard)
  • Organic material (dried pressed flowers, mosses, grasses)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Please note that many other materials will be provided by the college, and may include: 

  • Somerset printmaking paper (300g)
  • Tissue
  • Newsprint
  • Cartridge
  • Blotters
  • Engraving Needles
  • Etching+Relief Printing Inks
  • Scrim
  • Rags
  • French Chalk
  • White Spirit
  • Photo Transfer Liquid
  • Japanese Soft Rollers + Hard Rollers
  • Some soft textured materials
  • Organic material (dried pressed flowers, mosses, grasses)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Photocopying credit and access during class time
  • Available dates