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Screenprinting Beginners
Tutor: Louise Peat
6 Tuesday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
5 June - 10 July & 14 July 2018
Tues 6:30 - 9:30 & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5


This course will provide an extensive introduction to screenprinting processes over 6 evening workshops, with an additional full day editioning on the final Saturday. You will learn a method that is known as the photo emulsion technique: how to produce screenprints from any black-and-white photographic or hand drawn imagery, which is then exposed onto the emulsion-coated screen with ultraviolet light. You will learn and have time to practice the processes of coating, exposing, printing and editioning your artwork. Colour layering and registration will also be covered. Suitable for beginners.


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Etching - Intermediate
Tutor: Elaine Leader
6 Thurs Evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
31 May - 5 July, & 7 July 2018
Thurs 6:30 - 9:30pm & Sat 10am - 5pm


This will be an opportunity to expand and develop on skills previously covered at Beginners Level, with a focus on developing multi-plate, colour techniques and overlays for more complex colour printing. It is suitable for those who would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of techniques and processes while improving their basic skills and confidence. Fundamentals of the intaglio process will be covered including drypoint, various intaglio processes including hardground, softground, aquatint, chine colle, surface roll ups, the transfer of drawings to the plate, registration methods as well as the off-set method of transferring the original plate image to subsequent plates. Multi-plate colour printing will be a focus, allowing for layered and complex work, using Aquatint as well as roll up methods of working.



Etching - Beginners
Tutor: Debora Ando
6 Tues Evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
31 July - 4 Sep, & 8 Sept 2018
Tues 6:30 - 9:30pm & Sat 10am - 5pm


This course will provide an introduction to etching and is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience who would like to refresh their knowledge and improve their basic skills. Basic etching techniques including drypoint, etching using soft and hard ground and aquatint will be covered. Students will experiment with both aluminium and copper. Editioning and experimenting with colour and different types of paper (chine colle) will also be included.



Photo Etching
Tutor: Janine Davidson
2-Day Workshop, €200 (incl. materials)
28 & 29 July 2018
Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6


This course will cover preparing the plate, application of light sensitive film, making the image transparent for exposure, and exposing the image onto the plate. Any type of image can be used whether it is hand drawn, photocopied or a photograph. Inking, wiping, registration and printing will also be covered. Suitable for all levels.


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Relief Printing
Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
21 July 2018
Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6


This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block. Transferring the image to the block, use of tools, inking, and printing using the press, and by hand, will be covered. Individual tuition will follow as students go on to produce their own plates. Blind Embossing, a technique which lends itself to the relief plate will also be discussed and students will be encouraged to incorporate this into their work. Note: The ability to create a print using hand tools makes this a very flexible technique to pursue without continued access to a print studio. Suitable for beginners.


Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
18 Aug 2018
Sat 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 6


This class will introduce students to the craft of bookbinding. Beginning with simple book structures students will learn about paper, the materials and tools needed for creating books. Bookbinding is a wonderful resource, whether it is binding together old prints, works of art, for keeping notes or making a special gift. By the end of the day students will create their own hard-backed notebooks along with a variety of simpler pieces. Suitable for beginners.


FOR BOOKING CONTACT: | +353 1 677 3629