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Birmingham & Midland Institute

Introduction to Printmaking- 6 Week Evening Course

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Introduction to Printmaking- 6 Week Evening Course
Introduction to Printmaking- 6 Week Evening Course

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Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS, UK

About the event

6 Week course

3rd June- 15th July

6-8pm, Every Monday (NOT INCLUDING 10TH JUNE)

More about the course-

Course Price- £130

This 6 week course will introduce you to several printmaking techniques, teaching you the basic skills with the aim that you will then feel confident enough to continue your printmaking practice afterwards. The techniques you will be learning are:

Monoprinting - Using relief printing inks on Perspex you will produce one-off multicolour prints working with found materials, pens, cotton buds and barens/burnishers.

Drypoint - Working directly onto a Perspex printing plate you will use mark-making tools to create an etching. Using relief inks you will then print using an etching press.

Linocut - Using specialist cutting tools you will be shown how to safely cut lino. You will create a single colour print using relief inks, rollers, barens/burnishers.

Collograph - You will carve out your image using craft knives, you can also use found materials to create images/textures that will be printed using an etching press.

You will learn all the processes in a supportive environment . All equipment and materials provided as well as tea/coffee and biscuits.

What experience do I need?

The course is for 18+ year olds.

This course is suitable for complete beginners or people who have done some printmaking before but want a refresher. You don’t need to have any previous experience as I will guide you through each process step-by-step. All the processes lend themselves well to simple image making using representational images and patterns so do not be put off if you lack confidence when it comes to drawing.

Who is my tutor?

Holly O’Meara is a practising printmaker, photographer and film-maker from Birmingham. She uses her photography to inspire her designs and prints, taking her main inspiration from nature, architecture and the world around her. She is the owner of CraftyBun Studio and sells her prints at craft markets, online as well as doing workshops. She has experience working with people of all ages from 8-60+ years old.

Class size: 6 (maximum)

Materials: All materials are provided.

Complimentary hot and cold drinks, biscuits/cakes are available to keep you going.

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 30 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once booked, you cannot transfer to another course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

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