Printmaking with Jackie Shackson

Sundays 1-4pm at Stiwdio 3
£45 per session

This set of printmaking classes is an introduction to several non-chemical printmaking techniques. They can be taken as a short course or as separate classes. Once these skills have been learnt they open up endless possibilities to create beautiful prints individually or by combining two or more of the different print processes on one piece. You don’t need to have excellent drawing skills for any of these methods as all can be combined with image transfers or tracings. Please bring an apron and basic pencil case tools. Maximum 6 people per class.

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Collagraph

May 12th / July 14th. Collagraph printing is an intaglio technique originally using cardboard, glue, collaged elements, and varnish to create the plate, and therefore several days to complete.  In this class you will learn a simplified version of the method using drypoint paper or tetrapak, tapes and foils to create your collaged plates that can be printed on the same day.

Lino Cutting

May 26th / June 23rd. Lino cutting is a relief printing process related to woodblock cutting but using a lovely soft cut lino. This is one of the few methods that can be reproduced at home without a press.

Drypoint

June 9th. Drypoint is a lovely intaglio print method closely related to etching. We will be working with an etching needle on a Perspex plate and using high quality inks to print.

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