In this 5 week course you will be learning how to:
- experiment with different printing methods in an altered journal
- using this to try out ideas that can be developed into finished pieces
- Printing with plants
- designing your own stamps, printing plates and stencils
- making a variety of prints with an illustrative focus, from simple 3 layered prints to more complex pieces
- learning how to add other media to your prints to create interest and focus
- using your gelatin monoprinted papers in collage
Here is a summary of what is offered on the course:
Week 1: we will be starting off by experimenting! we shall alter an old book into a journal using gelli prints. I will discuss the differences between open acrylics and normal acrylics. we shall try out different texture tools and make simple shape stencils to create layers and interest, then explore drawing and painting into the pages to develop and try out ideas for future projects. We shall also have a mini lesson on using plants for printing.
Week 2: we will look at creating mini 6×6 inch prints (although you can use whatever size plate you have) in 3 or 4 layers, cutting our own stencils and masks and thinking about design and composition. We will also be working into our prints to create detail and focus. These prints will be perfect for framing as finished pieces!
Week 3: we will delve deeper into creating larger prints with more layers. There will be 3 finished pieces in this project that all use similar methods and are worked in tandem to each other. This enables you to create a “series” of prints along a similar theme. We will look at using plants in these prints too, and incorporating other media in the finished print to enhance it.
Week 4: in this lesson we shall discover other ways of making marks on our prints, from hand cut plates to foam stamps. We will think about composition and again, making a series of prints with similar themes and images. Again, we will work on several prints at once.
Week 5: in our final project we will make patterned papers and use them to make an illustrative collage. This cute little collage could be made from scratch, or you could use up some of your left over prints in a fun way!
There are approximately 30 videos and all are available for immediate access!
Hi there! I am an artist and art teacher living in the North East of Scotland. I have been teaching art to children for over 13 years and I also teach adult mixed media and monoprinting classes locally. I have taught in several online courses, including "Let's Face It" (with Kara Bullock), "Paint your Heart and Soul" (with Olga Furman) and "Lifebook" (with Tamara Laporte)
To date I have also launched two of my own online courses and am now migrating these over to the Teachable platform and look forward to making more!
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