Having been teaching printmaking for 10 years, Scarlett Rebecca is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper! And now she is inviting you to come to explore printmaking techniques with her, all from the comfort of your own home.
Exploring your creativity is an important activity and it’s open to us all, regardless of our experience. But attending an in-person course isn’t always possible to fit around our busy lives. These Printmaking at Home courses are flexible to fit around your schedule and mean that you can continue to print after the course has finished, without needing access to a specialist workshop.
During these courses you will work at your own pace, fitting your printing time around your day to day life. You will work through the processes demonstrated to you in the tutorial videos, and whether you are a complete beginner or experienced printmaker you will be able to adapt your prints to suit your style and level of experience.
Scarlett will show you how to set up a printing space in your home and how to work to professional standards, whether you’re working in your home studio or on your kitchen table.
Cyanotype is a fast and responsive form of printmaking; crossing over in to photography. You will be combining the atmospheric black and white of monotype with the gorgeous blues of cyanotype to create three colour prints.
For this course you will harness the power of the sun to create cyanotype prints; making negatives with drawings, photography and found materials. You will then print your monotypes on top to bring an additional element of depth and dark tones.
Taking some time outside to gather inspiration and materials to make your prints is an essential part of this course, making the most of wherever you live and enjoying a bit of sunshine. But don't worry if the sun isn't shining, you'll have the flexibility to wait for a sunny day or make your cyanotypes on your windowsill instead.
- The videos will be released to you at least 1 week before the Sunday live session. You then have the week to work on the processes independently.
- The live 3-hour group Zoom session will be on Sunday 31st July, 10-1 pm UK BST.
- The live Zoom group critique will be held on Tuesday 9th August, at 7 pm UK BST.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
What's included in the price?
- The delivery of your own printmaking materials box, lovingly hand packed, assembled and posted to your door.
Your printmaking materials box will contain:
Relief printmaking ink
Fabriano Rosaspina printmaking paper
Seawhites Cartridge paper
Transparent sheets for negatives
Pair of gloves
Printmaker's Hand Scrub
A selection of treats!
Please get in contact for the course price without the materials box and for the cost of international shipping.
- Four detailed video tutorials to watch in the week before the zoom session which provides; an introduction to the printmaking process and its print family with reference to historical and contemporary artists’ work; step by step instructions for monotype and cyanotype; a detailed explanation of plate making, press use & hand burnishing, paper handling and guidance on how to develop your prints further with additional techniques.
- A prearranged 3-hour zoom workshop for you and your fellow students to practise what you have learnt, ask questions, and share your prints with each other, overseen and tutored by Scarlett, with informal, relaxed & attentive guidance for every student on the zoom session.
- A follow-up zoom group critique/show and tell session around two weeks after the zoom demo, led by Scarlett. A chance to share with your fellow students what you have created and get feedback from Scarlett and the group.
- An invitation to join the online printmaking forum on slack.com to share your prints, inspiration and feedback with the International printmaking at home community.
What you will need
- A laptop/tablet/device with a camera and microphone to connect to the online sessions.
- You will need to sign up for a free Zoom account.
- For the course you will need:
(Desirable) Palette knife
Dedicated paintbrush for applying cyanotype solution
Two glass jars for storing solution.
Vegetable oil/Solvent & rags to clean up printmaking ink
Wooden spoon/printing press
(Desirable)~A3 piece of acetate/plastic for registration.
Sheet of plastic/glass or old photoframe for exposing cyanotypes
Tray for soaking paper
Marker pens/acrylic/oil pastels for drawing your negatives with.
- To join the Print Club online forum you will need to register for a free slack account.