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Painterly Screenprints Summer with Gillian Murray

In this two day class, artist and screenprinting veteran Gillian Murray will be focusing on the hand-drawn, lo tech and painterly use of the medium. Create screenprint layers without computers using brushes paint, drawing materials and with the aid of photo emulsion. Explore colour mixing layering and mark making. Particularly suitable for people interested in approaching primnaking with an emphasis on drawing and painting with inspiration from Gillians hands-on approach to screenprinting.

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Stone Lithography Summer

Stone Lithography, the original (and best!) type of lithography is still favoured by many artists. Find out why. Drawing directly onto a prepared limestone surface gives opportunity for a spontaneous approach to mark-making. Find out how artists with wide ranging styles from MC Escher, Picasso, Jasper Johns and Kathe Kolwitz have delighted in the subtleties of the stone. This three day class gives a comprehensive introduction to Stone Lithography and is suitable for people without previous lithography experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills. Emphasis is given to stone lithography as a drawing and painting medium, working directly on this wonderful robust drawing surface. Learn how to paint with water-tusche washes, achieving the astonishing 'reticulated washes' peculiar to stone lithography. Initially focusing on learning the process and working in monochrome, we will explore traditional approaches to mark-making using tusche crayon and wash as well as alternative drawing methods. Learn all about processing of images on stone and how to stabilise the image for printing before taking a number of prints to show the development of your drawing at different stages. Move on to look at how to add additional colours to produce layered colour prints. During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm Image: Duncan Marquiss

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Photopolymer Gravure for Photography

Toyobo (or photopolymer gravure) is an innovative new printmaking process that uses remarkable water-washable photopolymer plates which are both fast and safe, producing results similar to 19th century process of photogravure. Although the course will be of interest to all artists, it is particularly suitable for those working with photographic and digital imaging who wish to produce high quality original prints. The course focuses on understanding the technical intricacies of the processes: exploring how to prepare images for the process and how to identify works best for each technique. The course is very hands-on. During the course, each person will produce two A5 images. The process has a high digital imaging content, explaining how to manipulate the image before exposing it to the photopolymer. Some experience of Photoshop is advisable. Bring along photographic images either on a USB stick, CD, or as photographic prints, to be scanned.

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Relief Printing Summer

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print medium process. Cutting images into wood or linoleum and inking up with colour can produce bold dramatic effects. This course will explore the diverse range of ways which artists use this direct process, looking at the practicalities of reduction printing. This four day course is very hands-on, practical and fun. You will be trying out lino & Japanese ply to cut from and explore the benefits of using different types so paper for printing. Bring a sketch or a simple digital printout. The image size will be up to a maximum of A4. Image: Anupa Gardner

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Digital Imaging and Screenprinting Summer

Combine the old with the new. Initially exploring ways of using Adobe Photoshop software to manipulate and prepare images as individual layers before exploring the images further with hands-on screenprinting. This course concentrates on using light sensitive stencil screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. This course uses waterbased inks on paper which are not suitable for printing on textiles. During the course, each participant will work on their own print, printing several layers of colour onto paper. The process is explored through hands-on practice where participants learn the practical, technical skills involved in making a screenprint. Paper size (& maximum image size) on course is approx: 28 x 38cm

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Drawn and Painterly Approaches to Etching Summer

This three day course provides the perfect introduction to the medium of etching focusing on it’s use as a drawing and painting process. The course will start with a technical grounding, introducing innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark-making. Work directly onto metal plates, developing images through various hand applied techniques. Using new safer acid resists makes etching a much healthier process, using neither dangerous acids nor solvents. Following that you will have time to develop plates using both copper and zinc to explore images and ways of creating images exploiting their etcherly qualities.

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Collagraph Masterclass with Gillian Murray

Draw on Gillian Murray's vast experience of working in collagraph. This weekend course allows ample time and opportunity to explore this deceptively simple and versatile technique. A collagraph is a print taken from a collaged plate. This course will explore making plates using different types of materials such as wallpaper, feathers, leaves, string, etc and sticking them down onto a piece of card which is then varnished. When ready, the ‘plate’ is then inked up and printed onto paper creating rich textures and an embossed surface. Image: Gillian Murray

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Paper Laser Cut and Engraving Summer

In the Paper Laser Cutting and Engraving Summer Course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. This three day course will explore the subtleties available through a laser cutter to cut or engrave paper or card pieces. You can start from original drawings or sketches, or bring digital files on a USB stick. This three day course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended.

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Screenprinting and Bookbinding Summer

Taking an experimental approach, the aim of the course is to teach participants the techniques of screenprinting and book binding, which will provide you with skills that can be built on to develop your own creative projects. The first part of the course concentrates on using light sensitive stencils for screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print in several coloured layers onto different paper stocks. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. Each participant will produce their own piece, creating prints that will be bound into an individual hardback book. Each process is explored through hands-on practice where participants learn the practical, technical skills involved in making a screenprint along with bookbinding. Coptic binding is a process of creating a book where the paper is folded and sewn using a chain stitch across the spine of the book. Over the past seven years James has been honing his craft by printing on a wide range of materials including fabrics, glass, book cloth, wood, vinyl records and even on the bottom of curved skateboards. However, his speciality is creating high-end screenprint editions on paper.

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Edinburgh Printmakers Exhibition Opening Gallery 1&2

We would like to invite you all to the opening of our upcoming exhibitions as part of Edinburgh Art Festival Opening Weekend: Gallery 1: Houses Fit For People by Glasgow-based artist Tessa Lynch. Gallery 2 & Canal side: Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters - Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go? by Montreal-based artist Nadia Myre. Saturday 30th July 2022 6-8 pm This event is free admission, but we encourage booking online in advance. Walk-in availability on the evening will be dependant on capacity. Refreshments will be served, free and all welcome. EP partners with the WelcoMe App by Neatebox, supporting visitors in indicating areas of, or specific assistance they might require. More information can be found on our webstie Accessibility page here.   Image credit: Tessa Lynch, Testing Ground, screenprint, 2022.

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Laser Cut Woodblock Printing Summer

This course will explore the interface of laser cut technology with old-school lo-tech relief printing. In this three day course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. Explore the creative possibilities of how to cut or engrave designs into wood and how the laser cutter can be used as a creative tool to create unique wood cut blocks. Following this, learn how to print the woodblocks using the presses in the main print studio to create hybrid prints. You can start from original drawings, sketches, or photographs. This course is suitable for anyone interested in the use of a laser-cutter, as well as experienced printmakers interested in combining laser-cutting with traditional printmaking methods. This course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended. Image: Martha Ellis

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Photo Plate Lithography Summer

Have all the painterly freedom and subtlety of a lithograph without grinding stones and with the minimum of processing. Explore layering images in colour to create painterly prints with a delicacy of mark and tone, characteristic to this medium. This three day course concentrates on using light sensitive aluminium photo plates. These plates can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images, photographs, digital images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. Image: Andrew Mackenzie

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Cyanotype- Blue Printing

The Cyanotype or ‘blue print’ is one of photography’s oldest printing methods. Reminiscent of the alchemists of yesteryear you can use a negative image on acetate, a drawing on tracing paper, or even real objects, to create a stunning image without a camera. ABOUT TASTER COURSES Please note that short Taster classes are not intended as stand-alone access courses. Due to the short nature of this class, we do lots of the preparation for you and streamline the process so you get a finished print at the end of the day. This does mean that you will need more training before you are self-sufficient in this process and are able to work in the studio without assistance. To use Edinburgh Printmakers open access studio facilities, you will need to attend a weekend class or have some 1-1 training or an induction before becoming an associate member. How much further training is required is based on each individual’s previous printmaking experience.

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Painterly Screenprints Summer with Gillian Murray

In this two day class, artist and screenprinting veteran Gillian Murray will be focusing on the hand-drawn, lo tech and painterly use of the medium. Create screenprint layers without computers using brushes paint, drawing materials and with the aid of photo emulsion. Explore colour mixing layering and mark making. Particularly suitable for people interested in approaching primnaking with an emphasis on drawing and painting with inspiration from Gillians hands-on approach to screenprinting.

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Stone Lithography Summer

Stone Lithography, the original (and best!) type of lithography is still favoured by many artists. Find out why. Drawing directly onto a prepared limestone surface gives opportunity for a spontaneous approach to mark-making. Find out how artists with wide ranging styles from MC Escher, Picasso, Jasper Johns and Kathe Kolwitz have delighted in the subtleties of the stone. This three day class gives a comprehensive introduction to Stone Lithography and is suitable for people without previous lithography experience or for those wishing to refresh their skills. Emphasis is given to stone lithography as a drawing and painting medium, working directly on this wonderful robust drawing surface. Learn how to paint with water-tusche washes, achieving the astonishing 'reticulated washes' peculiar to stone lithography. Initially focusing on learning the process and working in monochrome, we will explore traditional approaches to mark-making using tusche crayon and wash as well as alternative drawing methods. Learn all about processing of images on stone and how to stabilise the image for printing before taking a number of prints to show the development of your drawing at different stages. Move on to look at how to add additional colours to produce layered colour prints. During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm Image: Duncan Marquiss

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Photopolymer Gravure for Photography

Toyobo (or photopolymer gravure) is an innovative new printmaking process that uses remarkable water-washable photopolymer plates which are both fast and safe, producing results similar to 19th century process of photogravure. Although the course will be of interest to all artists, it is particularly suitable for those working with photographic and digital imaging who wish to produce high quality original prints. The course focuses on understanding the technical intricacies of the processes: exploring how to prepare images for the process and how to identify works best for each technique. The course is very hands-on. During the course, each person will produce two A5 images. The process has a high digital imaging content, explaining how to manipulate the image before exposing it to the photopolymer. Some experience of Photoshop is advisable. Bring along photographic images either on a USB stick, CD, or as photographic prints, to be scanned.

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Relief Printing Summer

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print medium process. Cutting images into wood or linoleum and inking up with colour can produce bold dramatic effects. This course will explore the diverse range of ways which artists use this direct process, looking at the practicalities of reduction printing. This four day course is very hands-on, practical and fun. You will be trying out lino & Japanese ply to cut from and explore the benefits of using different types so paper for printing. Bring a sketch or a simple digital printout. The image size will be up to a maximum of A4. Image: Anupa Gardner

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Digital Imaging and Screenprinting Summer

Combine the old with the new. Initially exploring ways of using Adobe Photoshop software to manipulate and prepare images as individual layers before exploring the images further with hands-on screenprinting. This course concentrates on using light sensitive stencil screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. This course uses waterbased inks on paper which are not suitable for printing on textiles. During the course, each participant will work on their own print, printing several layers of colour onto paper. The process is explored through hands-on practice where participants learn the practical, technical skills involved in making a screenprint. Paper size (& maximum image size) on course is approx: 28 x 38cm

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Drawn and Painterly Approaches to Etching Summer

This three day course provides the perfect introduction to the medium of etching focusing on it’s use as a drawing and painting process. The course will start with a technical grounding, introducing innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark-making. Work directly onto metal plates, developing images through various hand applied techniques. Using new safer acid resists makes etching a much healthier process, using neither dangerous acids nor solvents. Following that you will have time to develop plates using both copper and zinc to explore images and ways of creating images exploiting their etcherly qualities.

subvenue Print Studio

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Collagraph Masterclass with Gillian Murray

Draw on Gillian Murray's vast experience of working in collagraph. This weekend course allows ample time and opportunity to explore this deceptively simple and versatile technique. A collagraph is a print taken from a collaged plate. This course will explore making plates using different types of materials such as wallpaper, feathers, leaves, string, etc and sticking them down onto a piece of card which is then varnished. When ready, the ‘plate’ is then inked up and printed onto paper creating rich textures and an embossed surface. Image: Gillian Murray

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Paper Laser Cut and Engraving Summer

In the Paper Laser Cutting and Engraving Summer Course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. This three day course will explore the subtleties available through a laser cutter to cut or engrave paper or card pieces. You can start from original drawings or sketches, or bring digital files on a USB stick. This three day course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended.

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Screenprinting and Bookbinding Summer

Taking an experimental approach, the aim of the course is to teach participants the techniques of screenprinting and book binding, which will provide you with skills that can be built on to develop your own creative projects. The first part of the course concentrates on using light sensitive stencils for screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print in several coloured layers onto different paper stocks. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. Each participant will produce their own piece, creating prints that will be bound into an individual hardback book. Each process is explored through hands-on practice where participants learn the practical, technical skills involved in making a screenprint along with bookbinding. Coptic binding is a process of creating a book where the paper is folded and sewn using a chain stitch across the spine of the book. Over the past seven years James has been honing his craft by printing on a wide range of materials including fabrics, glass, book cloth, wood, vinyl records and even on the bottom of curved skateboards. However, his speciality is creating high-end screenprint editions on paper.

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Everyone

Edinburgh Printmakers Exhibition Opening Gallery 1&2

We would like to invite you all to the opening of our upcoming exhibitions as part of Edinburgh Art Festival Opening Weekend: Gallery 1: Houses Fit For People by Glasgow-based artist Tessa Lynch. Gallery 2 & Canal side: Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters - Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go? by Montreal-based artist Nadia Myre. Saturday 30th July 2022 6-8 pm This event is free admission, but we encourage booking online in advance. Walk-in availability on the evening will be dependant on capacity. Refreshments will be served, free and all welcome. EP partners with the WelcoMe App by Neatebox, supporting visitors in indicating areas of, or specific assistance they might require. More information can be found on our webstie Accessibility page here.   Image credit: Tessa Lynch, Testing Ground, screenprint, 2022.

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Laser Cut Woodblock Printing Summer

This course will explore the interface of laser cut technology with old-school lo-tech relief printing. In this three day course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. Explore the creative possibilities of how to cut or engrave designs into wood and how the laser cutter can be used as a creative tool to create unique wood cut blocks. Following this, learn how to print the woodblocks using the presses in the main print studio to create hybrid prints. You can start from original drawings, sketches, or photographs. This course is suitable for anyone interested in the use of a laser-cutter, as well as experienced printmakers interested in combining laser-cutting with traditional printmaking methods. This course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended. Image: Martha Ellis

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Photo Plate Lithography Summer

Have all the painterly freedom and subtlety of a lithograph without grinding stones and with the minimum of processing. Explore layering images in colour to create painterly prints with a delicacy of mark and tone, characteristic to this medium. This three day course concentrates on using light sensitive aluminium photo plates. These plates can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images, photographs, digital images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. Image: Andrew Mackenzie

subvenue Print Studio

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

Cyanotype- Blue Printing

The Cyanotype or ‘blue print’ is one of photography’s oldest printing methods. Reminiscent of the alchemists of yesteryear you can use a negative image on acetate, a drawing on tracing paper, or even real objects, to create a stunning image without a camera. ABOUT TASTER COURSES Please note that short Taster classes are not intended as stand-alone access courses. Due to the short nature of this class, we do lots of the preparation for you and streamline the process so you get a finished print at the end of the day. This does mean that you will need more training before you are self-sufficient in this process and are able to work in the studio without assistance. To use Edinburgh Printmakers open access studio facilities, you will need to attend a weekend class or have some 1-1 training or an induction before becoming an associate member. How much further training is required is based on each individual’s previous printmaking experience.

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