Printmaking: Develop Your Voice
|Date & Time||23rd February - 18th July 2021
6.30pm - 9.30pm
|Tutor||Sue Baker Kenton|
The course will be a mix of practical activity and research with independent work between sessions.
The emphasis will be that participants expand the idea of what Print can be and that you will be guided to develop your own voice and build your confidence.
There will be time given to collage, reworking old prints, use of colour and sculptural forms. You will explore 2D into 3D work, film and be encouraged to 'play purposefully'.
A great balance of making skills and contextual understanding. A course for those who want process to be the driver for ideas generation.
Collaboration and group work is a feature of this course and will offer support as the course builds.
Course participants will receive:
- Six 3 hour workshop sessions live online (23rd February, 23rd March, 20th April, 25th May, 15th June, 13th July)
- Two half hour 1-2-1 tutorials (w/c 12th April + w/c 21st June both online)
- Four days in the LPW studio (25th April / 30th April + 17th / 18th July)
- Access to a members rate discount on materials from LPW
- Handouts and access to exclusive content and resources
- A secure online facility to share discussions, outcomes, progress and support.
- Critical feedback and best practice between sessions.
Access to join 'Zoom' to participate in the live sessions.
A few very basic materials.
Access to smart phone, tablet, computer or laptop to engage with the assignments and online content.
The monthly sessions will usually include:
Introductions & catch up (including student presentations)
Tutor - Technical presentation/Demo
Setting of Research & Preparation tasks for the following session
Independent work between sessions will include:
Practical activity/ extensions to classwork tasks
Preparation tasks for the next session e.g. cutting stencils/ cutting blocks
Participation in group activities on Google classroom
e.g .Uploading images of their work, comment and sharing research ideas
WHAT IS PRINT?
Tutor Presentation & Group Discussion
THE MATRIX IN PRINT
Surface & Mark making
Composition & texture
Presentation – Artists Research
Process: Drawing & Frottage, Monotype & Linocut
Stencils & layering
Creating artwork for photo processes (drawn, photographic & text)
Process: Linocut & Woodcut
DADA & DESIGN Project
Process: Mono Screen print / Photo-plate Lithography/ Laser Cut type
OFF THE WALL: 2D into 3D
Process: Etching / collagraphs/ plaster casting/ embossing
OFF THE WALL: 2D into 3D into 2D
Plans, Diagrams & Cross sections
Process: Drawing/ Lighting/ Moving image & Digital manipulation
Research & Theme Development
Realisation (presentation & curation)
Processes in LPW studio: Individual choice
About the Tutor
Sue Baker Kenton is a visual artist whose work is rooted in observational drawing. Her images evolve over time in a considered and reflective way, echoed by the processes in which they are rendered: primarily etching and lithography.
Sue is the specialist printmaking tutor for the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SueB_K
Website – https://www.suebakerkenton.com
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 and online where care is taken to translate this experience in a convenient alternative format bringing the studio to your home.
Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.
Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.
In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.
Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to access the Zoom sessions and what materials you will need when we process your booking.