Use stencils, painting and cutting effects, registration, overprinting and inking to produce relief prints with a hand press.
Learn how to make prints using simple but effective techniques and materials. This course is structured to give you a step by step guide to relief printmaking and opportunity to experiment with designs and materials.
During the weekend you will make several print blocks from lino using cutting tools and craft knives. The tutor will show you how to make a registration board to register paper and plate in order to achieve multiple overprinting. Inking methods will be demonstrated and explained to enable you to achieve the desired outcome. You will learn how to create shapes and planes using stencils, and be encouraged to experiment with the viscosity of the inks to discover which suits different types of design. There will be opportunity to explore both multi-coloured and monochrome printing methods.
At the end of the course you will have discovered that you can make sophisticated prints at home on your kitchen table with simple materials and no press. You will have gained a good understanding of the possibilities and the qualities of materials used to print with during the course. You will have learned to register and print from several blocks. You will have produced a small edition and several monoprints.
This is a course where a sense of experimentation will be required.
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)
Caroline Wendling trained at ESAD, Strasbourg, France. She is an experienced printmaking teacher and ran Gainsborough's House Print Workshop for twelve years. Her residencies include Cambridge School of Art, Wysing Arts Centre and Deveron Arts where she created White Wood. She is the recipient of several Arts Council England Grants, and has been shortlisted for the Saltire Art in Public Places award.