Who is this course for?
This is a 1-day course that will give you a taste of Intaglio printmaking and the confidence to develop your interest further. The course will focus on the techniques of Collagraphy and Drypoint.
There will be a short break for lunch, you are very welcome to bring a packed lunch.
You will learn the core skills of a Printmaker and the application of those skills in Intaglio Printmaking. As part of this you will learn:
• Inking-up and wiping techniques
• Paper choice and preparation
• Setting up and using the press
• Care and drying the prints
Although this course is aimed at the absolute beginner, and you will be taught the fundamental skills of his printmaking process; any existing skills in Printmaking are welcomed and can be built on and developed.
Support and feedback
This an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor
Additional costs and requirements
Source materials on which to inspire 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?
You will be given guidance as part of the workshop to help you should you wish to experiment further in your own time.
About the tutor
Brian Norman works as a Tutor for Learn Devon, and teaches Bookbinding, simple book restoration and a number of Printmaking processes. He also works as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor with other organisations.
Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising in Printmaking, from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.
Brian was taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 1980’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching. He has continued to develop these skills focusing on Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes.
Brian has pursued range of other creative interests to include photography, papermaking and the creative potential of bookbinding.
Brian has work in private collections held by other artists in the UK and in New York. He has run Printmaking and Binding workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival for a number of years.
He rarely exhibits his work with his focus being more about ‘play’ and the process of making.
Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process; trying and pushing ideas to make new forms and allowing ideas and images to evolve into being.
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent van Gogh