Fine Art Printmaking Cork Printmakers Adult Education Courses February - June 2015 NIGHT COURSES DAY/WEEKEND COURSES DAY/WEEKEND COURSES Waterbased Photo Screen-printing with Paul La Rocque Photopolymer Printmaking with Johnny Bugler Mixed-Mezzotint with Aoife Layton Learn how to produce screen-prints from photographic or hand drawn imagery using stenciling, tru-grain, mono screenprint and photo screen-print techniques. Participants will learn to prepare and process screens, print a small edition and clean and degrease screens after use. This course is suitable for complete beginners and also an opportunity for more experienced participants to expand their existing skills. Dates: beginning Tuesday 10 February Duration: 10 week night course Day / Times: Tuesday Evenings, 7 – 10pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €340 Discover the World of Etching with Conall Cary You will learn about paper and plate preparation, hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugar lift and spit-bite techniques, multiple plate registration, color printing and much, much more. Etching is one of the most versatile printmaking techniques and the variety of imagery and constructions possible once you know the basic techniques, are virtually endless. So if you are a complete beginner or are looking to broaden your existing skill base, this course offers exciting new opportunities for everyone. Dates: beginning Thursday 12 March Duration: 7 week course Day / Times: Thursday Mornings, 10am-1pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €295 Photopolymer printmaking utilizes a light activated printmaking plate that is etched, without the need for acid and produces results similar to the 19th century photographic processs of photogravure. You will use readymade Japanese ‘Solarplates’ .This course will be of particular interest to those working with photographic images, but hand-drawn artwork can be used also. Dates: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 February Duration: Weekend Course, Times: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 places, Course Fee: €200 Bookbinding for Artists & Designers with Eimearjean McCormack This workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of bookbinding such as folding, sewing and gluing, as well as hard cover binding and text embossment. Each student will complete at least three books. This course is particularly suitable for artists and designers who want to learn the necessary skills to explore the possibilities of creating artists’ books within their own art practice. Date: Saturday 14 March Duration: Day Course, Time: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 places, Course Fee: €95 An Introduction to Printed Textiles with Debbie Godsell This course will introduce you to photo stencil techniques, colour mixing, puff printing, foiling, flocking and more. Participants will be provided with printable cotton & 2 canvas bags and are encouraged to bring along other experimental materials. Collography Dates: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March with Johnny Bugler Duration: Weekend Course, Times: 10am - 5pm The term collography is derived from the Greek word collo, meaning Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers glue, and the English word graph meaning the activity of drawing. A Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €195 variety of materials can be glued to a rigid base, to create a textured collage. Materials such as fabric, embossed wallpaper, leaves and Photo-Plate Lithography with Conall Cary modeling paste, can be used to dramatic effect. Ink is applied to the Oil and water do not mix and this provides the principle of lithografinal plate and the image is printed onto paper or another material. phy. In this course images from a drawing or photograph are photoThe techniques taught in this class are quick and effective, using exposed onto light sensitive photo-litho plates, developed in the non-toxic materials that are readily available and affordable. dark-room, and inked and printed using rich oil-based inks in the Dates: beginning Wednesday 6 May same manner as traditional stone lithography. Previous experience Duration: 4 week night course of computers is preferable but not essential. Day / Times: Wednesday Evenings, 7 – 10pm Dates: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 April, Times: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €185 Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €210 Cork Printmakers Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork I 00 353 21 432 2422 I [email protected] I www.corkprintmakers.ie This workshop is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of mezzotint and for those who wish to incorporate maniere noire techniques into their practice. Alternative mezzotint grounds and mixed mezzotint with etching and drypoint will be covered. The preparation of pre-pasted paper for chine colle will form part of the workshop and we will conclude with a demonstration of the steel facing process which extends the lifespan of intaglio plates. Dates: Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 April Duration: Weekend Course , Times: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 8 Places, Course Fee: €190 Photo Intaglio with Riston Film with Tony McClure This is an ideal technique to creatively explore your photographic images in particular and/or combine them with scanned hand drawn material. With this method, a copper or zinc plate is coated with a thin light sensitive film photopolymer (in this case Riston film). Images are then transferred onto the plate via exposure on a U.V. machine. No acid is required, the finished plate can be printed like a standard etching. You will be guided throughout the process and create an edition of prints. Dates: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May Duration: Weekend Course , Times: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 8 Places, Course Fee: €190 Waterbased Photo Screen-printing for Beginners with Eimearjean McCormack This course is designed to give participants a solid working knowledge of the screen-printing process using photographic or hand-drawn imagery. Participants will be introduced to key technical steps such as handling screen-printing equipment, cleaning and coating screens using photo emulsion, images preparation, image exposure, mixing inks, registration and printing. A small edition of colour screen-prints will also be created by each participant. Dates: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June Duration: Weekend Course, Times: 10am - 5pm Suitability: Beginners & Refreshers Availability: 6 Places, Course Fee: €195 About us Cork Printmakers is the leading fine art print facility in the south of Ireland, enabling the development of professional artistic practice through the provision of facilities in etching, photo-intaglio, relief, lithography, screenprint and digital print. The workshop maintains a high standard of printmaking and fosters innovation in contemporary print. It serves artists in the development of their professional practice and encourages opportunities through exhibition and exchange both national and internationally. Public appreciation and experience of printmaking is actively promoted through innovative education programmes which span all ages. Suitability grading Courses have been graded in order to help you decide on a course that suits you best. If you require any assistance in choosing the right course for your needs please do not hesitate to contact us. General information Materials Course fees include all materials, unless otherwise stated. What to bring An apron / old clothes and ideas for images are necessary for all courses. Surgical gloves, pencils and brushes may also be useful. Bring good quality high contrast photocopies for screen printing and photo etching courses. Participants will be notified of any other items required prior to all courses. Lunch breaks Lunch is from 1pm - 2pm for all courses. There are a number of shops, restaurants and cafes in the vicinity. Cancellation Cork Printmakers reserves the right to cancel any course where insufficent numbers enrol. Fees paid will be refunded and we will try to give as much notice as possible in this event. Location Based in the historic centre of Cork City, Cork Printmakers is located in refurbished 19th century warehouses at Wandesford Quay, between Sharman Crawford St and Clarke’s Bridge. The nearest car park is St. Finbarres. Cork Printmakers Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork I 00 353 21 432 2422 I [email protected] I www.corkprintmakers.ie Enrolment information If you would like to book a place on any of the courses listed, please ring to confirm availability. Once a place is confirmed, please fill out the booking form and return it, along with a €50 deposit or full course payment to the address below. Payment must be made in full, two weeks prior to the course start date. Booking form I would like to enrol in the following printmaking course(s): Circle appropriate course: Weekend & 1 Day Courses: There is a 10% discount when booking more than one course. Photopolymer Printmaking Cancellation conditions If the course is cancelled because of low enrolment, you will be fully refunded. Bookbinding for Artists & Designers If you cancel your registration at least two weeks prior to the course start date you will receive a refund of the total fee paid, minus a 10% administration fee. If you cancel your registration within two weeks of the course start date, this will result in a refund, only if someone is found to fill your place. An Introduction to Printed Textiles Photo-plate Lithography Mezzotint Photo Intaglio with Riston Film Waterbased Photo Screen-printing for Beginners Night Courses: Waterbased Photo Screen-printing (10 Weeks) Course tutors Johnny Bugler Johnny Bugler holds a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art, London. He is a practicing artist and is also a technician at Cork Printmakers’ studio. He has been teaching workshops in printmaking since 2004, to all levels and age-groups. Conall Cary After studies at The University of Oregon, Conall went on to complete a First Class Honours Degree from G.M.I.T., specializing in Printmaking. He then moved to Scotland, where he worked teaching printmaking to people with mental health problems. Debbie Godsell Debbie studied at Limerick School of Art & Design and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a Masters in Printmaking in 2002. She exhibits extensively and teaches printmaking and textiles. Paul La Rocque Paul is a practicing artist with a Degree in Printmaking from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, an M.A. in Applied Arts from University of Ulster and an MSC in Multi-Media from UCC. Discover the World of Etching (7 Weeks) Collography (4 Weeks) I enclose payment of: €____________ Name: ____________________________________ Address: ____________________________________ Tel No: ____________________________________ Email: ____________________________________ Date: ____________________________________ Return to: Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork. Aoife Layton Aoife holds a Degree in Fine Art from Galway-Mayo Institue of Technology and an M.A. from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She is a practising artist and has exhibited widely both in Ireland and overseas. Tony McClure Tony has a Degree in printmaking from North Staffordshire University and a Post Graduate Degree from Central St. Martins, London. He currently lectures full time at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. Eimearjean McCormack Eimearjean graduated in 2007 with an M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art, University of The Arts, London. As a practising artist, she has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally, including in U.S.A, London, France & China. She is currently employed as Print & Photography Technician at the Centre for Arts & Media, G.M.I.T., Galway. Acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork City Council.
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