Print making and book binding
Who is this course for?
This is a relaxed and supportive weekly creative group running for 5 weeks on a Wednesday evening. It is targeted at learners who wish to explore the creative potential of printmaking, bookbinding and the use of printed elements in crafted books. Any existing skills are welcomed and can be built on and developed. You will learn a range of core skills used by printmakers and bookbinders, applying these to produce a number of artefacts.
By the end of the course you will have produced a number of prints using a single or combination of techniques.
Session 1 – Introduction and core skills development in Relief Printmaking.
Collagraph plate preparation for session 2
Session 2 – Introduction and core skills development in Intaglio printed Collagraphs.
Sessions 3 – Bookbinding skills primer with a focus on Long stitch binding with surface embellishments student chosen
Sessions 4 & 5 – Complete a hand crafted journal or notebook that includes printed elements or surface embellishments.
Support and feedback
This is an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor.
Additional costs and requirements
Source materials to inspire designs will be available but you can bring your own ideas for designs. The tutor supplies all basic sundry materials and tools for experimental work.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
There will not be formal homework but learners are encouraged to continue to develop your practice outside of the classroom to further develop confidence in techniques learned.