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NEW Intermediate Follow On Print Six Week Tuesday Morning Course

£190.00 £200.00
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Tuesday 5th November
- Tuesday 10th December
11am - 2pm
Tutor Sumiko Eadon 

This NEW follow on course is perfect for those who have completed Intro to Print and for those with previous printmaking experience to develop their skills further.

Over the six weeks you will work with relief, intaglio and screenprinting; spending two weeks each on reduction linocut, hard ground and aquatint etching, and photographic screenprinting. There will be plenty of time to grow your practice and experiment with the techniques.

Course Structure

This 6 week course will be structured as follows:

Weeks 1 + 2 / Relief Printing

You will have two weeks to explore reduction linocutting. Picasso called Reduction Linocut the 'Suicide Method'. Working from one single block, learn how to cut and add colour by printing in stages, removing more from the surface of the block as you register and print in layers. No looking back! You will also be encouraged to experiment with print registration and use chine collé to add an extra dimension to your work.

Weeks 3 + 4 / Intaglio Printing 

You will have two weeks to explore etching in more detail, working on a zinc plate and using aquatint. Week 3 will be a good refresher for those with experience of hard ground etching. Aquatint is used to create tonal effects, rather than lines, you will explore the application of aquatint in week 4 onto the plate you create in week 3. Great examples of this technique can be found in the work of Paula Rego, Goya and LPW Artist Sue Baker Kenton.

Weeks 5 + 6 / Screenprinting 

You will have two weeks to explore screenprinting. You will get an understanding of how to get the most from your image using screenprinting to get best results. You will expose your image and print onto paper. You will learn best practice and troubleshooting. You will combine your original images with a monoprinted stencil to make a layered screenprint. 

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is a Japanese artist based in the East Midlands. She started printmaking in the early 2000s with Japanese woodcut printing and wood engraving, and then continued printmaking in the UK, joining LPW in 2013 after completing a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough University. She was one of the LPW Our Big Move artists in residence during 2015-2017.

She is also a freelance printmaking tutor and teaches printmaking regularly. Her work has been exhibited in the East Midlands and beyond.

Bookings

Early Bird Discount: Bookings placed before Monday 15th July are eligible for a 5% discount on this course. Don't delay, book today!

Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 

Concessions

Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.