Traditional methods of working by hand on printing
presses and plates define the art of printmaking. With truly
breathtaking facilities in the J.D. Kelly building, printing
presses of the highest craftsmanship, and a faculty of tutors with
expansive experience in printmaking. The courses offered
provide an experience unlike anything else in Glasgow.
This course will teach you a range of skills required for the
process of screenprinting, from the most basic mark making to
multi-colour photo stencil images. Based in the Printmaking
Department you will explore handdrawn, photographic and electronic
imagery working in both monochrome and colour. Instruction covers
stencil making, colour registration, print finishing, editing and
advanced printmaking techniques. By the end of the week you will
have produced a unique portfolio of prints on paper. Beginners and
those with previous experience are welcome.
Introduction to Zinc Lithography
Based in the Printmaking Department, this course will introduce
the fascinating medium of zinc plate lithography. Working directly
on the plates grained surface allows a direct approach to mark
making which is constantly open to manipulation. You will explore a
wide range of drawing and transfer techniques including litho
crayons, rubbing ink and touché washes. You will look at how to
create multi-colour layering and printing in transparent and opaque
inks. Beginners and those with previous experience are welcome.
Mornings Ages 14 - 15
You will explore different screen printing techniques to develop
a range of textiles and finally produce a finished t-shirt/canvas
bag from your own ideas and designs. You can bring visual and
colour sources to work from, such as sketchbooks and drawings. The
course will cover stencil making for screen printing, heat transfer
printing, pigment printing, and metallic inks. All printing inks
and fabric will be provided.