The Mary Ward Centre has just announced a new course – 3 days of intensive and advanced Printmaking techniques. I’m currently doing the 3-month term of 1 year introduction to printmaking, and absolutely loving it. The group is just lovely, and you couldn’t wish for a better tutor, Harriet Heddon.
Here’s what their website says:
3 intensively creative days of printmaking
using traditional or non-traditional printmaking
techniques. You will be able to explore and
experiment with some exciting methods and will be
encouraged to develop new ways of working.
Who is this course for
3 intensively creative days of printmaking using traditional or non-traditional printmaking techniques. Experienced printmakers will be able to explore and experiment with some exciting methods and will be encouraged to develop new ways of working!
What does this course cover
On each day you will have 3 hours in the mornings of creative stencil / plate making, or colour testing and print planning, followed after lunch by a glorious 3 hour session of pure print! Morning coffee and afternoon tea breaks will be included in the sessions, and you will be able to work at your own pace to develop work or explore as many (or as few) of the techniques shown as you like. You can even invent your own! The course will be taught and facilitated by an experienced printmaking tutor who will be on hand at all times offering guidance, advice and support for you and your printmaking project. On the afternoon of day 2 you will be able to take advantage of a group critique to consider your print work, and this should enable you to develop the work for your project. At the end of 3 days you should expect to leave with a portfolio of completed prints, and some work in progress. The course aims to deepen your existing knowledge of techniques or methods, and have you leave inspired to do more.