|Course Dates||Saturday & Sunday 4th - 5th November 2023|
|Times||10.00am – 5.00pm|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
|Location||Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR|
Plywood lithography takes the basic principles of lithography and applies them to a prepared plywood surface. Traditional lithographic drawing materials are used to draw and paint onto the plywood surface. The drawing is then processed using gum arabic, and the block is inked up and printed using the etching press. Because of the coarser nature of wood in comparison to stone or metal plate, fine detail cannot always be retained, so this process would suit those who have a more experimental approach to image-making, embracing and working with the natural properties of the wood.
This course will explore the creative possibilities of this unique printmaking process. The grain of the wood will often show up in the background of prints, and becomes stronger with each subsequent print – ‘filling in’ until white becomes black and the block is no longer useable. Kate will guide you through this fascinating technique with a hands-on, experimental approach, providing examples, instruction, and advice throughout. The aim of the course is to gain a good understanding of the process and to create a small run of prints from your own plywood block, and give you the confidence to carry on using the technique in your own practice. This course would suit those with a little previous experience of lithography, relief printing, or intaglio, however, this is not essential and beginners are also welcome.
The Art Academy’s printmaking studio is a low-toxic environment with dedicated facilities for professional hands-on learning. Students benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaker artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London. There is a maximum of eight to ten students per course. The Art Academy supplies all materials, including paper and inks. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.