Enjoy the tutor's experimental and enthusiastic approach to linocut printmaking. Equip yourself with technical skills and gain control of your printmaking to freely explore the medium's potential. Areas covered include reduction lino cutting, making multi-coloured prints, using caustic soda on lino, and printing without a press.
Both beginners and practising printmakers will enjoy this experimental, stress-free approach to using lino to its full potential. This six-day workshop is about freeing you from the many challenges that are often associated with printmaking and technically equipping yourself so that you are in control of your image-making.
You will explore a range of techniques and investigate the enormous potential of printmaking with lino. Learn about the appropriate choices and uses of cutting tools, and different ways to transfer images into lino prints.
Through exploration and experimentation develop your awareness of good studio practice, learn how to use sketchbooks and the importance of risk taking.
Areas covered will include reduction lino to make multi-coloured prints, using caustic soda on lino and printing without the use of a press. The emphasis is on experimentation, discovery, making a lot of work and enjoying the process - a sense of humour is the only pre-requisite required.
Slade-trained Dale Devereux Barker R.E. prides himself on being able to tease out every student's potential to make exciting lino prints. He has been using lino for over 25 years and remains evangelical about this humble area of printmaking.
Several evening events are planned throughout the week, a detailed timetable for your Summer School week will be given to you on arrival. Dinner is included for non-resident students throughout the week to enable participation in these events.
Special Summer School features:
• Short inspirational talks by tutors and displays of their work
• A short swap-over session to another course of your choice
• An optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (if pre-booked)
• A celebration dinner on the last evening
• Informal end-of-course group reviews and displays of students' work in studios
Timetable for Summer Schools
Several evening events are planned throughout the week, a detailed timetable for the summer schools will be given to you on arrival.
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).
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 should vacate their rooms by 10am please.
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.