This course covers all aspects of the printing process using lino. It reveals and celebrates the exciting relationship between the printing block, printing ink and how it transfers to paper. Each aspect of this dialogue is discussed at length and the techniques learnt will liberate you, so that you can be in charge of your image making and direct your creativity, unfettered by any technique hang-ups.
By the end of the course, you will be fully accomplished to work in your own manner and at your own pace. Many of the lessons learnt will be transferable into working in other media, and the course is as much about operating as a creative being as it is about becoming a printmaker.
The course is conducted in a friendly and supportive way, and you are actively encouraged to share your discoveries with each other. You will work on a large body of prints to encourage a reflective practice – essential for future development.
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)
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.
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