Monoprinting is a painterly way to use print to make one-off images. You will make initial studies in the Gardens and then experiment with combining drawings and monoprint to produce characterful and colourful prints.
This course is aimed at the draftsman in you that is interested in finding new ways of using drawing as a way of expression. During the course we will be taking inspiration from flowers (inside with still life) and outside (you will be looking, observing and drawing the exquisite flora in situ).
You will be taught observational drawing techniques looking at flora from close up and from a distance. Fluidity and confidence building will be at the core of the course. You will learn how to adapt and interpret your drawings using several monoprinting techniques.
Monochrome printing as well as colour printing will be encouraged. Monoprints, once printed, will be developed further with added drawing and some pastel work. All processes will be demonstrated in simple forms. This course is aimed at students who want to familiarise themselves with printing techniques where plates, inks, paper and presses are synchronised to give the most effective results.
You will be encouraged to take risks and you will learn from being in a group and sharing your new acquired knowledge. You will also be encouraged to develop your own style of work and to find your individual way to draw through monoprinting.
Textures derived from floral materials will be demonstrated. You will gain knowledge of operating a relief and an etching press, and hand burnished techniques will be demonstrated too.
Your tutor will encourage you to get the best out of the course, group discussions and one-to-one tutoring will take place during the two days.
At the end of the course you will have learned to express the draftsperson in you through several monoprinting techniques. You will leave the course with a selection of drawings and a series of prints.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
FDAD Core Team Tutor and Short Course Tutor
Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imagings of sites. She takes her audience on a physical, sensory and emotional journey leaving them with a poetic encounter and a story to tell. In 2012, she created her first walk near her studio. Subsequent walks took her to New York City, Norfolk, Suffolk and Scotland where she created White Wood, a living monument to peace that will develop over the next 900 years.