Relief Printmaking

COURSE CODE: EC2304PR04

COURSE DATES: Mondays, 1st July – 5th August 2024

TUTOR: Jackie Smith, Stella Yarrow

DAYS: 6

TIMES: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: All Levels

FEE: £245

LOCATION: Mermaid Court Campus, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

In this exciting six week course students you will be led by experienced tutors who will help you develop your ideas into prints by exploring two main relief printing techniques. Relief printing focuses on form and texture; you will learn to combine the tone, hue and saturation of multiple colours to achieve an edition of prints on archival Italian paper.

The first half of the course will be spent carving a linoleum plate using specialist Japanese carving tools to develop a series of reduction relief prints in multiple colour combinations.

The second half of the course will be spent learning Multiplate Woodcut printmaking – the oldest form of printmaking. This is a relief process in which knives and other tools are used to carve a design into the surface of a wooden block.

Throughout this course you will learn how to:
-Design and draw your design onto a linoleum and wooden block
-Use a variety of specialist printmaking equipment and materials
-Plan and stage your colour layers
-Use a professional printing press

You will gradually add a new colour, building your composition through layers and bringing your prints to life. This popular course is ideal for beginners or repeat attendees.

The studio is a low-​toxic environment with dedicated printmaking facilities for professional hands-on learning. Once you have completed the course we recommend signing up to our Relief Print evening courses wehre you can explore these processes in more detail, or join us for Open Access sessions on Wednesday evening and Saturdays during the day, giving you the opportunity to further develop your printmaking skills. After completing this course students will be given one free Open Access session.

Recommend booking by: June 17, 2024

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:

Beginner

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

Beginner +

Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

Advanced

Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

All materials will be provided for this course.

STELLA YARROW (WEEKS 1 – 3)

Stella is an artist printmaker focusing on the interrelationship between society and ecological systems. Her work celebrates nature, responds to the climate and ecological emergency, and proposes new possibilities for sustainable coexistence with the natural world. She specialises in lino cut, with its clear strong graphic qualities, and the innovative technique of etched lino, with its expressive and loose mark making. She has exhibited her prints in London and elsewhere in the UK. She teaches printmaking part-time at the Art Academy and is a Print Associate with the Art Academy Print Studio.

@stellayarrow2018

www.stellayarrowprints.com

 

JACKIE SMITH (WEEKS 4 – 6)

Jackie Smith lives and works in London and her art work often considers an interaction and dialogue with a place. After a career working in urban and housing research her connections to and investigations of places have become a focus for her art making.  Sometimes using found objects or co-creating with the environment she makes mixed media installations, site specific work as well as working in paint and printmaking. She has exhibited in shows around London and has work held in private collections in both the UK and internationally. She has previous experience of teaching abroad, facilitating art workshops in schools and as a volunteer play therapist.

https://www.jackiesmithart.uk/

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

£245.00

Relief Printmaking