Follow On Print Six Week Tuesday Morning Course
|Location||Leicester Print Workshop|
|Date & Time||Tuesday 8th June
- Tuesday 13th July
11am - 2pm
Coronavirus Update: This course will be running with reduced numbers and new social distancing, hygiene and safety measures in place [as of 6th May].
"I enjoyed this course tremendously, it was an excellent follow on to the 6 week 'Introduction to Print' course. Sumiko is an excellent teacher - clear in her communication and demonstrations and inspiring and encouraging." June 2019
This popular follow on course is perfect for those who have completed Introduction to Print or those with previous printmaking experience to develop their skills further.
Over the six weeks you will work with relief, intaglio and screenprinting; spending two weeks each on reduction linocut, hard ground and soft ground etching, and photographic screenprinting.
There will be plenty of time to grow your practice and experiment with the techniques.
This 6 week course will be structured as follows:
Weeks 1 + 2 / Relief Printing
You will have two weeks to explore reduction linocutting. Picasso called Reduction Linocut the 'Suicide Method'. Working from one single block, learn how to cut and add colour by printing in stages, removing more from the surface of the block as you register and print in layers. No looking back! You will also be encouraged to experiment with print registration and use chine collé to add an extra dimension to your work.
Weeks 3 + 4 / Intaglio Printing
You will have two weeks to explore etching in more detail, working on a zinc plate and using soft and hard ground. Week 3 will be a good refresher for those with experience of hard ground etching. Aquatint is used to create tonal effects, rather than lines, you will be shown the application of aquatint in week 4 onto the plate you create in week 3. Great examples of this technique can be found in the work of Paula Rego, Goya and LPW Artist Sue Baker Kenton.
Weeks 5 + 6 / Screenprinting
You will have two weeks to explore screenprinting. You will get an understanding of how to get the most from your image using screenprinting to get best results. You will expose your image and print onto paper. You will learn best practice and troubleshooting. You will combine your original images with a monoprinted stencil to make a layered screenprint.
About the Tutor
Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked for LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Leicester Print Workshop
Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.
We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.
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Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.
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