This course is aimed at those students who wish to challenge themselves both technically and creatively. Working with several lino blocks to create a single image, you will be shown how many surprises and new horizons are possible in the multitude of options available by overprinting and combining this with the reduction linocut process.
You will be shown the correct way of using printing inks, presses and cutting into blocks. You will also be shown how to print without a press and experiment with the effects that caustic soda can have on a block. Perhaps more importantly, you will be encouraged to take risks with this process and embrace the chance element that this activity can bring. In so doing, you will become braver with your image-making, and more competent at making your general creative practice more successful.
You should expect to make a lot of work during the course; the tutor aims to conduct the days in an atmosphere of fearless excitement peppered with fun and confidence.
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)
Dale Devereux Barker studied printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art. His colourful work is exhibited internationally and he has undertaken large scale public art commissions for both public and private clients. Best known as a printmaker using lino, he has pushed the boundaries of this medium into sculpture, vitreous enamel, ceramic and the artists book.