Have all the painterly freedom and subtlety of a lithograph without grinding stones and with the minimum of processing. Explore layering images in colour to create painterly prints with a delicacy of mark and tone, characteristic to this medium. This course concentrates on using light sensitive aluminium photo plates. These plates can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images, photographs, digital images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. (No previous experience required)
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm
Class size: 7
Tutor: Alastair Clark
Course Level: 2 Star, Introduction
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.
Plate making, exposing and developing
Paper preparation and placing registration marks
Setting up to print & printing a small edition
Clearing up after printing
Looking at print examples and exploring working in layers
Ink Mixing. Mixing transparent and opaque inks
Printing & overprinting, using blends
Cleaning up and storing plates
Working in the studio after the course & studio practice
We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.
Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.