Evening Classes

Printmaking into Animation Evening class

Full Price: £180/ £145 concession

This course offers an exciting opportunity to combine printmaking with animation. We will investigate ideas and experiment with mark-making processes, techniques and materials to create hand-printed sequential moving imagery.

From mono-printing, dry-point etching and flip-books through to edited moving image sequences, we will explore a range of hand made 2D animation approaches. Focusing on the basic principles of frame-by-frame methods, we will devise our own individual sequences which will be animated during the course sessions.

Each session will include creative, practical guidance and technical demonstrations.

Select a date:

  • 9 May - 13 June 2018

Time: 6 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Class size: 8 people

Materials: Included

Tutor: Louise Wilde

Course Level: 2 star, intermediate


To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

Additionally we will look a range of artists as our source of inspiration - including moving image pioneers Eadward Muybridge and Etienne Jules Marey, printmakers such as Rembrandt, William Blake and Barbara Rae, animators and experimental film-makers such as Caroline Leaf, Len Lye, and Oskar Fischinger, and artists who utilise both printmaking and moving image within their practice such as Tracey Emin and William Kentridge.

Amalgamating these two processes will offer participants a tangible way to experiment with and develop alternative creative possibilities.

No previous experience required.

Course Overview

  • Introduction and overview of printmaking and animation processes
  • Planning animation sequences using a storyboard
  • Devise and create frame-by-frame sequential imagery using drypoint and monotype printmaking methods
  • Create an animated flipbook sequences
  • Utilise 19th century-inspired optical viewing devices such as a ‘Zoetrope’ and ‘Praxinoscope’ to give our images the ‘illusion of life’
  • Digitally capture images using animation software and equipment
  • Animate, edit and export moving image sequences
  • Learn how to use chine-collé in order to introduce colour and texture into our image sequences
  • Using additive and reductive mark-making methods on  a single plate image to create an animated sequence