What is the course about?
The course will give a basic understanding of monoprinting and relief printing especially for those who would like a little knowledge of printmaking before doing other courses.
You will be given advice on other courses to continue your printmaking.
What will we cover?
Various monoprinting techniques including printing by hand and on the press and Introduction to making a relief block from card and using a relief press to print from.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Make a monoprint and print it on a press
Use card and various textures to make blocks to print from
Ink up the block using rollers and print on a printing press
Prepare paper for printing
Recognise and understand what a relief print is.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
A taster course for complete beginners.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group and individual advice and feedback
Short group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials and equipment are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
From this course you can progress to VS952 'Start Printmaking' although other options can be discussed with your tutor during the course.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details