PRINTMAKING COURSES/WORKSHOPS

Autumn Schedule

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SCREEN-PRINTING


Screen-printing Beginners
Tutor: Louise Peat
6 Tuesday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
24 Sept - 29 Oct, Sat 2 Nov 2019
Tues 6:30 - 9:30 & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5

 

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Screen-printing Beginners
Tutor: David McGinn
6 Tuesday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
5 Nov - 10 Dec, Sat 14 Dec 2019
Tues 6:30 - 9:30 & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5

 

These courses 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


Etching - Beginners
Tutor: Elaine Leader
6 Thurs Evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
10 Oct - 14 Nov, Sat 16 Nov 2019
Thurs 6:30 - 9:30pm & Sat 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 7

 

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. 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)
9 & 10 Nov 2019
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.


Green Etching
Tutor: Vincent Sheridan
2-Day Workshop, €200 (incl. materials)
23 & 24 Nov 2019
Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6

This workshop will introduce participants to a greener method of etching. This technique involves using a mordant based on copper sulphate, saniflush, salt and water to etch aluminum and zinc plates. This method is environmentally friendlier, safer to work with and has very good results. The course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level in etching.


FOR BOOKING CONTACT: info@blackchurchprint.ie

 


RELIEF & BOOK-BINDNG


Relief Printing
Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
12 Oct 2019
Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5


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.

 

Bookbinding
Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
23 Nov 2019
Sat 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 5

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: info@blackchurchprint.ie

 

 

LITHOGRAPHY


Lithography - Beginners
Tutor: Michael Timmins
Weekend workshop, €190
30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019
Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm

 

If you have an interest in using your drawing skills within the printmaking process, then this course is for you. Lithography stones offer a wide range of mark-making possibilities and are very versatile, hands-on and open to manipulation. This course gives a complete introduction to Lithography covering drawing on the stones, etching and printing. This course is suitable for beginners.

 

 

FOR BOOKING CONTACT: info@blackchurchprint.ie

 

 

CHRISTMAS CARDMAKING


Christmas Cardmaking
Tutor: Debora Ando
1-Day Workshop, €65 (incl. materials)
7 Dec 2019
Sat 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 8


In this workshop, participants will create their own Christmas designs/drawings on a plate (A6 and A5 sizes) using drypoint. They will print them using a range of intaglio techniques such as roll-ups with coloured inks and chine-collé. The workshop will begin with a step-by-step introduction to materials and processes. Participants will finish with a good selection of handmade cards. Suitable for beginners / improvers.

 

 

FOR BOOKING CONTACT: info@blackchurchprint.ie

 


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