Working with a number of plates of different sizes and shapes you will experiment with mark making and building up surfaces on aluminium. You will use traditional scrapers and drypoint needles along with sanding and more innovative mark making approaches.
The plates will be inked exploring a la poupee techniques and multi plate, multi–colour inking techniques. You can experiment with the arrangement of the plates to make different compositions. You will also explore transparent inks to achieve layering of colour and images.
Your tutor : Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in Printmaking immediately having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks. Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has made Prints and exhibited widely for the past 25 years, she is the Senior Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Northampton and tutor for Printmaking with Open College of Arts. Michelle is also a guest tutor at numerous Print Workshops. View her website here: https://www.keeganarts.co.uk/
Experience level :
No previous experience is needed for this course and beginners are welcome along with those who have more experience and are looking to develop how they work with drypoint and or etching plates as part of their practice.
All basic materials such as paper, tools and equipment are provided.
Participants will explore drypoint plates in various sizes and shapes with line,scrapers and sanding techniques to develop variations of tone, texture and marks. The only requirements are an experimental approach and an open mind!
The day will consist of :
- Demonstration of mark making on Aluminium
- Production of multiple plates of different shapes leading to demonstrations of inking process
- Demonstration of registration
- Demonstrate of chine colle
- Discussion around ink types and paper
- Production of multiple prints
Covid-19 safety :
To comply with government guidance for COVID-19, we have made several changes to how we operate. As a result, our workshops and the way we run courses looks a little different. We have everyone’s safety as our main priority and although it might not be quite the same as it was before, your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- All courses working with reduced numbers and to government guidance in relation to social distancing
- Requesting that everyone in the workshop, if able, wears either a face covering, mask or a visor
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry and attendee details taken to ensure that ‘Track and Trace’ procedures can take place
- Removal of any shared equipment or materials wherever possible.
Full guidance on our Covid-19 policies and risk assessment can be found on our website here.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.