Our printmaking course offers beginners and intermediate students the opportunity to discover the endless possibilities that this medium can offer. Terms may be attended either individually or as a continuous year of study.
We will cover a wide range of printmaking techniques throughout the year, in a non-toxic environment and use water-based inks. Each term a new print process will be introduced giving students an excellent printmaking over-view.
This hands-on course will cover the finer techniques of printmaking, demonstrating good ink applications, colour roll-up techniques and chine collé throughout each print process.
Demonstrations will be delivered at each stage, supported by documentation and open discussions. By the end of the year, students will hold a cohesive body of work showing a good development of ideas and have a good understanding of basic printmaking techniques.
"For me it’s about making an impression of something, introducing new ideas and skills that students can include and extend on into their own practice" Alexis Neal
NB: BSA has a small shop on-site for purchasing extra print materials.
Building on previous workshops the Browne School of Art is excited to be able to introduce etching using a 6-1 nitric acid water mix to etch zinc plates in a safe environment with good ventilation.
Starting with hard ground line etching and soft ground techniques will allow for creating impressions from found materials, helping to build an image.
Aquatint is a technique to add tone, shade and create velvety blacks and this will be achieved using enamel spray.
Some materials required for this term are supplied, and students will need to buy some materials from BSA including zinc plate, a drypoint etching needle, Hahnemühle paper, tissue paper.