Art Class: Springtime Inspired Printmaking
Be inspired by the colours, shapes and patterns of spring in Firstsite's new printmaking workshop. Each session explores a different relief print method, where you’ll make your own handmade printing blocks. Experiment with different colour combinations and application techniques, then at the end of the course create a spring-inspired landscape to take home.
Led by local artist Amanda Blair. All materials are provided. Suitable for 18+ learners and all abilities welcome. Please wear appropriate clothing for printmaking and bring a bag or container (large enough to fit A2 size in) to transport artworks home with you.
Tue 3 Mar 2020
An introduction to printmaking, colour and pattern. Inspired by the flowers of spring, cut a printing block from sponge and make your own design.
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Create printing blocks using everyday objects, then begin to incorporate backgrounds into your work using paper collage.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
Using either printing blocks from the second session or foam print blocks, start to build up patterns taking inspiration from luscious spring landscapes.
Tue 24 Mar 2020
Learn how to carve printing blocks from polystyrene and make a two-coloured artwork, building on work with patterns from the previous session.
Tue 31 Mar 2020
Combine all your printmaking skills and processes in creating a spring landscape composition. It is recommended that you have attended at least two other classes to get the best outcome from this session.