On this relaxed and friendly course, you will learn and experiment with a simple but very effective image transfer technique based on the lithographic process.
Working with a variety of source imagery – from photographs and photocopies to sketches and rubbings – you will be shown how to achieve subtle colour blends, fade aways, layering multiple colours and collaging images.
You’ll gain confidence in using an intaglio press, control in registering (or misregistering) multiple images and be shown how to make a registration sheet. You will learn how to mix inks and prepare paper correctly for the process alongside how to set up to continue exploring paper lithography at home.
After a first day structured around demonstrations and practice with tailored support from the tutor, you will be encouraged to work more experimentally, adapting the process to your own creative interests on the second day. The tutor will advise students individually on possibilities for their own artistic practices.
There will be the opportunity (weather permitting) to use the college grounds to make sketches and take rubbings from textures and surfaces that can also be incorporated into the prints.
On the first evening, there will be an illustrated talk by the tutor, where he will introduce himself and present his expanded printmaking practice, explaining how paper lithography fits into his Doctoral research project ‘Monsters and Margins’.
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 until 9pm, 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)
Ralph Overill is an artist and educator based in Essex. Since graduating with an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts in 2011, he has worked on prints for many professional artists, alongside teaching at London Print Studio and Havering College. Ralph regularly exhibits his work in London and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art.
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