Experimental Printmaking with Alondene Phillips

Five week Creative Course





Tuesdays
12.30–2.30pm


Dates
22 June, 29 June, 6 July, 13 July and 20 July 2021


£120




Spaces
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.

Safety
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.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
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
  • Ruler
  • 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

Location
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.

Tutor 
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. 

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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