Introduction to Printmaking
TUTOR : Estelle Briedis, Peter McLean, Clare Jackson
WHEN : 6 x Thurs evenings
5, 12, 19, 26 Apr, 3, 10 May
TIME : 6-9pm
COST : Members $399
Non-members Concession $439
The course is a fantastic introduction to what Megalo has to offer! Through this 6 session class you will be guided through the processes of relief printing, screen printing + etching.
RELIEF PRINTING: The lino print is made by cutting and chiselling the surface of the lino to create light or white areas. Ink is applied using a roller to the surface of the block. Paper is laid onto the surface and printed through a press or by hand using a baren.
SCREEN PRINT: Using hand-cut or photographic stencils on a stretched mesh screen, ink is passed through the stencil using a squeegee. The ink is finely layered onto the surface of fabric, paper or other surface.
ETCHING: A type of intaglio printmaking. Lines and marks are acid etched into the surface of a copper or zinc plate to create grooves that hold ink for printing. Ink is pushed into the grooves using tarlatan (starched muslin) and then the surface of the plate is wiped clean with tissue. Dampened paper is laid onto the plate and run through a press at high pressure. The ink is transferred to the paper leaving a positive image. Please note that studio cleaning is an important part of each class and each student will be taught the correct procedure.