Experimental Printmaking For All with Alondene Phillips
Five Week Creative Course
Image by Alondene Phillips
6, 13, 20 and 27 November; 4 December
We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course.
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
All skill levels welcome.
What will be covered in the class?
Join artist tutor Alondene Phillips for this 5 week course of experimental printmaking using nature, found objects and a range of printmaking techniques.
On the course there will be flexibility to work on your own projects, learn new techniques and develop your ideas with support and guidance from the tutor. These workshops will offer opportunities for students to work with a mini press and also learn how to create prints without a press.
Across the five weeks there will be opportunities to try a range of relief printing techniques such as intaglio, gelli plate printing, block printing, alongside resist techniques, discharge printing, chine chine-colle, collagraph and silk screen printing.
Students will experiment and explore how some of these different techniques can be combined, manipulated and overlaid to build interesting and imaginative prints.
The course will cater for those wishing to print on fabric or paper mediums.
What will I need to bring?
Tools and equipment provided.
Students should bring:
sketchbooks: 1 for ideas, photos, patterns or images (no bigger than A4) and 1
to use in the development of your work.
Cotton and paper will be provided but
you may wish to bring in your own fabric or range of papers to print on.
may also wish to bring your own pieces of nature, such as leaves, features or
other items with texture.
Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
Alondene Phillips originally studied a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. During her BA she had the opportunity to study ceramics and rediscovered a lifelong passion. She has continued to study ceramics over the past 12 years and in 2017 returned to study an MA in Fine Art with a focus Ceramics and Surface Design. Her practice focusses on using print making and surface design techniques to explore different possibilities and push boundaries. As a tutor Alondene aims to open up possibilities for her students and enable them to develop new skills and techniques that will inform and enhance their practice.