What is the course about?
On this short course, you will improve your printmaking techniques including dry point on zinc plate. You will learn how to create your design on l plates and how to print multiples using a professional etching press.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is ideal as progression to our Introduction to Printmaking course or for Intermediate level printmakers that want to build up on their practice and skills, enriching their prints’ portfolio with a range of new techniques and methods while developing a personal project.
You will benefit from specialist tuition from your tutor, that will help you build an exciting set of new prints and give you plenty of information about art competitions, artists calls and art network, encouraging you to submit and promote your art practice.
What topics does the course cover?
The course mainly covers the fascinating technique of dry point on zinc plate, and will include experimental printing techniques, allowing students the time to develop personal projects following their preferred subjects of inspiration. brYou will learn how to create your design on l plates and how to print multiples using a professional etching press in our fully equipped studio. A unique chance to learn with plenty of one-to-one tuition and sharing tips and ideas with your peers. br- Creating your design on zinc l plates using dry point techniquebr- Different printing methods including Monotype and Mono-Printing, stencil, chine collee’, multi plate printing and registration techniques. br- Learn how to use traditional etching press confidently and independently. br- Learn how to produce printed works and edition to a professional standard
How will I be taught and assessed?
One to one tuition, group tuition, demonstrations, evaluation and assessment which will include personal learning targets based on previous experience and progress during the course. Every week the tutor provides hand-outs of the new methods taught.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Materials are provided for the course . If student’s personal projects require some extra materials (for instance, bigger zinc plate (A3) or specific printing paper, the tutor will provide appropriate links for recommended suppliers.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
- Create your design on zinc l plates using dry point technique br- Understand and confidently use different printing methods br- Use a traditional etching press confidently and independentlybr- Produce printed works and edition to a professional standard
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can develop your skills further on one of our specialist Fine Art short courses, or take an accredited course starting in September.