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Black Church Print Studio

Courses and Workshops

Winter/Spring Schedule
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SCREENPRINTING



Screenprinting Beginners
Tutor: Louise Peat
6 Tuesday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 ( incl. materials)
24 January - 28 February, & 4 March 2017
Tues 6:30 - 9:30 & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5

 

Screenprinting Beginners
Tutor: Raymond Henshaw
6 Thursday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 ( incl. materials)
2 March - 6 April, & 8 April 2017
Thurs 6:30 - 9:30pm & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 5

These courses will provide an extensive introduction to screenprinting processes over 6 evening workshops, with an additional full day editioning on the final Saturday. You will learn a method that is known as the photo emulsion technique: how to produce screenprints from any black-and-white photographic or hand drawn imagery, which is then exposed onto the emulsion-coated screen with ultraviolet light. You will learn and have time to practice the processes of coating, exposing, printing and editioning your artwork. Colour layering and registration will also be covered. Suitable for beginners.

 

FOR BOOKING CONTACT: Hazel Burke (General Manager) - info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629


ETCHING



Etching - Beginners
Tutor: Elaine Leader
6 Wednesday evenings & 1 Sat, €265 (incl. materials)
15 February - 22 March, & 25 March 2017
Wed 6:30 - 9:30pm & Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 7

 

This course will provide an introduction to etching and is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience who would like to refresh their knowledge and improve their basic skills. Basic etching techniques including drypoint, etching using soft and hard ground and aquatint will be covered. Students will experiment with both aluminium and copper. Editioning and experimenting with colour and different types of paper (chine colle) will also be included.

 

Etching - Greener Method
Tutor: Vincent Sheridan
2-Day Workshop, €200 (incl. materials)
1 & 2 April 2017
Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6

 

This workshop will introduce participants to a greener method of etching. This technique involves using a mordant based on copper sulphate, saniflush, salt and water to etch aluminum plates. This method is environmentally friendlier, safer to work with and has very good etching results. Suitable for all levels.


Photo Etching
Tutor: Janine Davidson
2-Day Workshop, €200 (incl. materials)
25 & 26 Feb 2017
Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6


This course will cover preparing the plate, application of light sensitive film, making the image transparent for exposure, and exposing the image onto the plate. Any type of image can be used whether it is hand drawn, photocopied or a photograph. Inking, wiping, registration and printing will also be covered. Suitable for all levels.


FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Hazel Burke (General Manager) - info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629

 

RELIEF & BOOKBINDING


 

Relief Printing
Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
18 February 2017
Sat 10am - 5pm
Max number of participants: 6

 

This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block. Transferring the image to the block, use of tools, inking, and printing using the press, and by hand, will be covered. Individual tuition will follow as students go on to produce their own plates. Blind Embossing, a technique which lends itself to the relief plate will also be discussed and students will be encouraged to incorporate this into their work. Note: The ability to create a print using hand tools makes this a very flexible technique to pursue without continued access to a print studio. Suitable for beginners.


Bookbinding
Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €95 (incl. materials)
1 April 2017
Sat 10am - 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 6

 

This class will introduce students to the craft of bookbinding. Beginning with simple book structures students will learn about paper, the materials and tools needed for creating books. Bookbinding is a wonderful resource, whether it is binding together old prints, works of art, for keeping notes or making a special gift. By the end of the day students will create their own hard-backed notebooks along with a variety of simpler pieces. Suitable for beginners.

 

FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Hazel Burke (General Manager) - info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629


LITHOGRAPHY


 

Lithography
Tutor: Alison Pilkington
2-Day Workshop, €190 (inc. materials)
13 & 14 May 2017
Sat & Sun 10am- 5pm
Maximum number of Participants: 5

 

If you have an interest in using your drawing skills within the printmaking process, then this course is for you. Lithography stones offer a wide range of mark-making possibilities and are very versatile, hands-on and open to manipulation. This course gives a complete introduction to Lithography covering drawing on the stones, etching and printing. Suitable for beginners.

 

FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Hazel Burke (General Manager) - info@print.ie | +353 1 677 3629