Monoprint drawing using recycled materials: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about combining the qualities of paint and drawing with the techniques of monoprint.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around monoprinting. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for novice artists and those who have not worked in print before and be a good place to restart your art journey. No previous experience is required, and you do not have to be able to draw.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
Printmaking is an Art form on its own or can be a support or extension for painters. This course is experimental and expressive, using simple shapes, line and mark-making. We will be using recycling of domestic card and plastics where possible and simple media and materials available to all, making it accessible. It is a starting point to encourage freedom in art and lead to further printmaking courses. There are no wrongs or mistakes!!
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
We will be working at around A5 or A6 size so materials should be around A4 to A5.Try to use recycled materials where suggested.
Recycled boxes or medium thick card for the frame, smooth cartridge strength paper, thin paper for stencils, a shiny surface and a softer plastic surface to print from; crisp bag, plastic bag or waxy paper. Masking tape, scissors, wide brushes, a blunt pencil, flatish spoon. For printing you need either have a small set of water washable printing inks or a set of acrylic paints with a slow drying medium to be added or a screenprinting medium will do the same.
You could have some bubble wrap and textured surfaces to add to the printing process. This may get messy so cover surfaces, have a plate to mix colours and rest brushes and paper towels are useful.
You can work from a small table at home, where you can spread out the list above, comfortably.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
Just save lots of recycling!
About the tutor
Carolyn Shaw started working at Learn Devon in February 2020, teaching a range of Art techniques. She trained at Coventry University in BA hons in Fine Art, with Printmaking as her specialism.
She had worked in both Manchester and New Zealand for over 20 years, as a teacher of Art and Design in High Schools, in Tertiary and with adults. Carolyn works in all mediums with her learners including digital based imagery, painting, ceramics and Printmaking. She has successfully created and sold her own printmaking all over New Zealand both individually and as part of the Studio Printmakers. Carolyn returned to the UK to live in 2019 and chose Devon, where she is selling her work now.
When not producing her own work, Carolyn spends lots of time with her rescue dog, swims and tries to surf on her longboard. She is hoping to rediscover the landscapes of Britain and travel around in her mini campervan when things go back to normal. She is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and family.
Carolyn loves teaching Art and enjoys the moments when people create something that excites them or say ‘I didn’t think I could do that’. She thinks it is important to allow people to see that Art is accessible and her classes should be a place of experimentation, support and enjoyment, where the experienced and the novice can both succeed.