Collagraph and drypoint printmaking

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This is an open and flexible two session workshop, providing an opportunity to try two Intaglio Printmaking techniques. The workshops are suitable for both beginners, as well as those of more experience who require studio access.

Course content

Those new or less experienced in these processes can join the more structured, taught parts of the programme. While those who have more experience and want to work on their own projects can do so; and will receive technical support from the tutor.

As part of the structured programme, tutor-guided projects will focus on introducing you to both Drypoint and Collagraph printing techniques. Resources will be provided to explore these intaglio processes. As a press-printed process, students will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare paper and setup the printing press.

Support and feedback

Resources and guidance can be provided if individuals want to work on their own projects or other processes. Please make contact with the Tutor to discuss your requirements

If you feel you require any support for your learning, please ask your tutor or centre staff who will arrange for you to talk to a learning support co-ordinator who will ensure the right support is put in place for your study. Any information given will be treated confidentially.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Additional costs and requirements

No Experience necessary. 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?

No, there is no need to do anything in your own time, but you may wish to experiment or practice on your own between classes.

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

Start date16 March 2020
End date23 March 2020
Start time18:00
End time20:30
Concessions not available