When: Thursday 27th September September - Thursday 4th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments provided - suitable for all levels - plenty of one to one - Cost: £95 (50% deposit of £47.50 is required to book a place).
This 2 day course is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to and explore the exciting possibilities of collagraph printing where a textured plate is inked up and put through the press to create an image. During this course we shall experiment with different textures to create a variety of tones and marks, and explore explore how the inking process can also be manipulated to create different effects.
The first of the sessions will be all about making printing plates. You shall use a wide variety of different materials, from feathers and fabric to paint and polyfilla, to create a relief texture on the plate. This relief might depict a specific image or simply play with patterns and abstract shapes. These plates will then be sealed with varnish ready to print in the following session. During this second session you will be introduced to intaglio inking and printing, where an inked plate is put through the printing press under intense pressure to transfer the image to paper. It is possible to create exciting effects in collagraph by using several colours on the same plate or by layering images from different plates. As the plates have a relief texture it is possible to print them with relief printing methods in addition, which makes for really interesting effects. This is an exciting printmaking method which uses simple materials to create interesting and seemingly complex images with beautiful fusions of colour, and you will go home with an array of prints with rich and often unexpected colour combinations as the inks build up on the plate.
Freya studied in Birmingham, Lyon and York and exhibits in galleries around the country and has work in private collections in Europe and the United States. Alongside painting Freya has taught nationally and internationally.http://www.freyahorsley.com/
When: Thursday 27th September - Thursday 4th October 2018 - Time: 10am - 3pm - All materials and refreshments provided - suitable for all levels - plenty of one to one - Cost: £95 (50% deposit of £47.50 is required to book a place).
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