Every Tuesday from 19 September to 24 October | 10am to 1pm
£250 per person
Learn how to create a series of prints using a variety of printing techniques in this six week course, based in the Chatsworth Garden art studio – the Old Potting Shed. Enjoy access to the garden and glass houses to gather primary source information to inform your prints.
The course will provide an introduction to printmaking – the different techniques (monoprint / linocut / collagraph / screen printing / etching) and how these results vary. You will explore a variety of techniques over the sessions, including observational drawing techniques, safe use of tools, mark making, transferring your design and printing techniques.
Monoprints – drawing from pot plants grown in the service glasshouse at Chatsworth, this is a great way to practice your drawing and mark making skills whilst getting to know your equipment and learning how ink responds to line and pressure.
Linocut prints – carry out observational drawing in the garden and develop these in the studio to design and prepare your first linocut. Create prints on different surfaces and explore collaged grounds to print on to.
Reduction lino printing – learn the reduction lino technique to apply multiple colours to one print. Create a registration board, design your reduction print and start to create your limited-edition prints.
Reduction lino printing continued - complete your limited edition set of reduction lino prints.
Texture & Shape – experimental printing with a range of textured surfaces and shapes. Using found objects, leaves and recycled materials, create a series of exciting abstract imagery.
Collagraph printing – Using drawings to design and create a new collagraph plate for printing and / or explore your favourite print techniques and develop a series of images to complete the course.
Please meet at the top garden gates (near the Stables) at 9.45am. Tea and coffee will be provided.
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