Workshop

Experimental Printmaking & Collage

Term 4 evening classes

Date: Oct 28 – Nov 18Space: Workshop

Join printmaker Sue Weston over four weeks to explore the creative potential of printing on paper with a gelli plate and acrylic ink. This simple and easy process produces colourful and stylish prints with the help of stencils and other mark-making textures.

You will have fun with stencils, moving on to make your own stencils and textures from everyday household and craft materials, to make a wide range of vibrant prints. These will be suitable for display as well as making into cards, collages and other projects, such as art journals.

During the course you will have the opportunity to look at inspirational collages made by other artists to gain design ideas. Then in the last session you will each complete several collage pieces from your own printed papers.

This class is suitable for art beginners through to experienced printmakers. A love of colour and pattern and enthusiasm are all you need, you won’t need drawing skills. Detailed handout notes will be provided.

Most of the materials will be provided to use during the course, including gelli plates, paint, rollers, white copy paper and stencils.

Where: CAN workshop, 16 Byron St, Napier.

When: Thursday 28 October – 18 November inclusive

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Cost: $125 

To Book: Contact bookings@thecan.co.nz or call 06 835 9448 to reserve your place. Pre-payment for the workshop confirms your place.

How to pay: Either at the CAN front desk (eftpos available) or  online banking: Creative Arts Napier 06 0701 0596345 00 using REF: EV2146. Pre-payment secures your place on this workshop. Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended.

What to bring: Approximately 10 sheets of coloured paper, a pair of small scissors (optional) and a glue stick. Please bring any coloured paper or old book pages you have to the first session. Coloured paper can be a cheap photocopy weight pad or pack. Alternatively, Sue can provide a pack of coloured paper, old book pages and specialist paper for $5
Wearing old clothes and/or an apron is a good idea. Students can bring any acrylic paints they already enjoy using, but this is completely optional.

About the tutor: Sue Weston has a life-long love of pattern, printing, paper and fabric. She taught English as a second language for ten years and is now teaching textile and gelli-plate printing techniques.

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