22 June, 29 June, 6 July, 13 July and 20 July 2021
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?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
This is a great course for beginners and those who want to try out different approaches to printmaking. On this relaxed and supportive course you will learn about relief printmaking and how to use recycled materials and everyday items to create interesting surface relief prints and artworks. This course provides an open space where you can be free to play with ideas and develop your own style whilst experimenting with texture, colour mixing and overlaying different techniques.
During the course you will have access to the following equipment and materials:
- Mini printing press
- Open silk screens and stencil making
- Hand printing tools, such as barrens, spoons, scribes, craft knives, rollers, daubers and skim
- Cartridge and block printing papers, cardboard, acrylic sheets, tissue papers, scrap fabrics, found and recycled objects
- Lino and lino cutting tools
- Water based printing inks for paper and textiles
What will I need to bring?
- Sketchbook with ideas, photos, patterns or images / or images (no bigger than A4)
- Sketchbook to use in the development of your work.
- Pens and pencils
- Paint brushes
- Cotton and paper will be provided but you may wish to bring in your own fabric or range of papers to print on
- You may also wish to bring your own pieces of nature, such as leaves, feathers or 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 discovered a lifelong passion. She has continued to study ceramics over the past 8 years and in 2017 returned to study an MA in Fine Art with a focus on Ceramics and Surface Design. Her practice focusses on using the print making and surface design techniques to explore different techniques 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.