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May 15, 2021
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Printmaking is an artistic medium with unique technical qualities.  To make a print from an original block or specially prepares surfaces.  Exploring different mediums of printmaking technique,  Stone lithography and Etching.  Each technique has its own distinctive style, imposed by the tools, materials, and printing methods.  The metamorphosis that takes place between drawing and print became the strongest attraction for the creative artist.  Students will explore a wide variety of printmaking process.

Stone lithography is a sensitive printing process and rearmost medium, the technical process of stone lithography including preparation of stones, principal drawing and materials and printing skills, to more specialised subjects such as black and white print with various tone variation, colour printing and image transferring process etc.

Etching is a fabulous printmaking technique where the chemistry to incise a hand is drawn image into a zinc plate for printing on paper.  This workshop will focus on technical mastery and image-making on zinc plate, understanding of hard ground and as a soft ground, to achieve a variety of line and texture.  Aquatint and stop out techniques one colour top rolling process.  And edition printing process.

Understanding of printmaking process, materials, and techniques associated with edition print.  Interpretation of positive and negative spaces, composition, tonal variations, colour intensity and harmony.  Learning and exploring techniques of planography and relief paint

Printmaking tutors at our design college are experienced artists and professionals; they exhibit work regularly, they are constantly trying out new ideas and techniques which inform their teaching,  the department offers printmaking processes from traditional intaglio, lithography and relie printing to photo and digital processes including photo etching,  photopolymer and photo-litho.  We are committed to exploring sustainable options in print and bookbinding and tutors encourage safe working practices.  You will learn a lot about professional practice and lots of working methods, experience that will enable you to become more independent in your own work

Printmaking itself has a rich history, and innumerable cultural contexts, allowing for a broad and rewarding learning journey as you try out new experience you may not have been exposed to.

You’ll explore engraving, etching, wood-relief, monoprint and more to create exciting new design and templates enabling you to create edition.  Even within each edition, each single issue can take on its own life creating a dynamic set of images.

It also has application in illustration, photography, and visual communications, with our respective degrees offering opportunities to explore printmaking their contexts.

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