A technique that uses a squeegee to push ink through a screen onto paper, card, fabric, or wood. Images are exposed onto screens using UV light and light sensitive emulsion. Photographs, drawings, or text can be exposed onto screens.
Same as above, however images are created using cut or ripped stencils. Excellent for layering to produce instant, bold prints.
Photopolymer Plate Etching
Great for photography! This process uses light sensitive emulsion and exposure units to transfer detailed photographic imagery onto etching plates. The process is completely safe, no chemicals are required. The plates are printed using the etching press.
A great process for creating unique and extremely effective photographic and hand drawn imagery. Photograms can also be produced using this process. A very popular workshop with adult education and School sessions. Exploring: exposure times, positives and negatives, various substrates, photograms and image processing.
Really effective process for achieving a huge variety of tones and rich textures. A process that creates a printing plate from the layering and gluing of natural and found materials to a base of card. This technique also produces great embossing qualities. The plate is printed through the etching press.
A very instant printmaking process, students can achieve effective results quickly. There are various techniques to explore in monoprint, both with and without an etching press. A favourite of mine for generating ideas as well as finished pieces.
The surface of a plastic plate is scratched into using various tools to create line and tone. The plastic plates are transparent meaning that students can use them to trace work from sketchbooks, research books etc. Students will learn how to use etching presses.
The cutting of a block using appropriate carving tools. Prints can be developed through layers using the reduction technique. Both wood and lino have their own individual qualities. Students will learn about both the etching press and the nipping press.
Processes can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.