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Screenprinting Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Screenprinting - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you did Screenprinting? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints that you have printed yourself and can you email a photograph? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Litho Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? -For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Lithography - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you did litho? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints you haveprinted yourself using this process and can you send a photo? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Relief Printing Weekend

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 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.

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Drypoint

Explore the beautiful line. Hard or soft, sharp,fuzzy thin, fat, grey, black.....Drawing on etching plates, create different depths and tones of line and add a bit of texture for effect. Simple! The most immediate drawing process in etching. Good enough for Rembrandt, see what it can do for you. 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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Laser Cutting for Beginners

Cutting.. engraving.. filling.. this short taster class will give you an overview of what the laser cutter can do in terms of cutting and engraving different materials. Giving you an introduction into how to prepare files for laser cutting, and produce a small piece of laser cut/engraved. 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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Family Print Club

Family Print Club – These Sunday Funday sessions are designed for different generations to share an experience , explore some printmaking techniques and have some fun into the bargain. 26 Sept- Let’s print with Lego - create letters and patterns using Lego bricks and other Lego parts - we can provide a good selection of Lego but please feel free to bring some along. 10 October- Screen printing - create some colourful images using paper stencils and screen printing ink. 31 October- Blind relief - create 3 D images using card and other materials in this ink free printmaking process. 14 November- Mono Screen printing - explore this fun and painterly approach to screen printing using printing inks and graphite . Bring along some ideas or sketches that you might like to work from. 28 November- Christmas Treat! Price shown per session. Book one session or more as required. Early bird price £20 for 1 adult and 1 child or on the day £30 for 1 adult and 1 child additional person £15/adult, £5/child

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Etching Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Etching - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you etched? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints that you have printed yourself in this process and can you send a photo? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Laser Cutting Weekend

In the Laser cutting Weekend course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. Exploring how to cut or engrave a variety of materials such as paper, plywood and acrylic. You can start from original drawings or sketches, or bring digital files on a USB stick. 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.

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Stone Lithography Weekend

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 course 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. Focusing on learning the process and working mainly 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. During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm

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Etching Weekend

This Etching weekend course provides the perfect introduction to etching, 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. During the course participants will work on two etching plates, one copper and one zinc, introducing them to both of the metals and the mordants most commonly used at Edinburgh Printmakers. Participants will produce two images over the course (one on each metal) making use of a combination of techniques in each plate. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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Screenprinting Weekend

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, creating 3-4 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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Toyobo Weekend

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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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.

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Monoprinting Weekend

As a process, Monotype enables practitioners the ability to create rapid, seductive imagery and provides an ideal method for testing new ideas. This weekend course provides you with a practical introduction to making monoprints as an expansive and exploratory medium. The aim of this workshop is for you to experience a method of producing exciting and ambitious original prints to a professional standard, through direct workshop experience. Practical demonstrations are used as the starting point for an intensive workshop experience. The workshop will explore monoprint using an etching press.

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Teens Print Club 12-15yrs

Running over 3 weeks for 3 age groups, these short sessions are designed to offer an experience of printmaking using accessible techniques and materials, encouraging creative thinking and problem solving in a relaxed and friendly space. Workshops run from 10am-12noon Week 3, 10-13 August 12-15 year olds Tuesday: Lino cut Explore this relief printing technique. Design, cut and print a simple image using different inking techniques to enhance the image you’ve created. Wednesday: Drypoint etching Create an ‘etched ‘ image using a sheet of acrylic and etching needle, adding tone and texture and inking up with a range of colours Thursday: Kitchen Sink Lithography Bringing the kitchen into the studio – using chocolate spread and other surprise materials to draw with. This magical process will be brought to life in this fun and engaging workshop to create a small litho print. Friday: Blind relief Create a 3D embossed print using card and cardboard to construct a printing plate. This technique explores shape and form in the absence of ink.

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Photo Plate Lithography Weekend

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 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.

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Sugarlift and Aquatint

Brush up on your etching.. er quite literally- bring your brushes! For those of you who thought etching was all about drawing, think again. Find out how to work with etching in a painterly way, painting directly with sugar lift and adding tone with aquatint and stop-out. Brush up on your etching, literally- bring a few brushes too. 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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Experimental Stone Lithography Weekend

Lithography without tusche! Explore how to use lithography as an expressive and experimental medium. Find out about transfer printing and the multitude of ways transfers can be applied to stone before printing. Opening up several creative routes normally associated with monotype but with the benefit of being repeatable. Working in colour explore printing blends, overprinting, reduction printing, If you have done a litho course recently and are tempted by those lovely stones, but feel you need some more practice, then this course is for you! Opening up the range of possibilities, the course will explore ways to use lithography in a more expressive way, using transfer techniques to produce multi-layer lithographs with colour blends, overprinting, reduction printing and acid biting. Some recent stone or plate Lithography experience is required to attend this course. We recommend Stone Lithography evening class or weekend course as the perfect prequel to this course! During the course we will work to aprox. A3 28 x 38.5cm

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Multi Plate Etching Masterclass with Bronwen Sleigh

Bronwen will introduce the etching processes which is integral to her own practice. The course covers the process of layering colour images in etching as well as line drawing on copper plates using hard ground and adding tone through aquatint. Drawing inspired by architecture is an important element of Bronwen's approach, this course encourages drawing with line from a subject matter that is relevant to you. Working directly on copper plates, learn how to make two corresponding plates and print them in perfect register. This etching weekend course provides the perfect opportunity to advance your etching skills and techniques. For people with some previous experience in etching, adding a second plate adds a number of creative possibilities and this weekend gives you the time to learn how. During the course participants will work on two copper etching plates, and the mordants most commonly used at Edinburgh Printmakers. Participants will produce one colour image during the course, learning essential skills of registration. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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Relief without a press

Learn how to print relief without using a press! This short, hands-on course will show you how to create bold, graphic images using woodblock and hand-printing techniques.

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Screenprinting Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Screenprinting - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you did Screenprinting? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints that you have printed yourself and can you email a photograph? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Adults 16+

Litho Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? -For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Lithography - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you did litho? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints you haveprinted yourself using this process and can you send a photo? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Relief Printing Weekend

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 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.

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Adults 16+

Drypoint

Explore the beautiful line. Hard or soft, sharp,fuzzy thin, fat, grey, black.....Drawing on etching plates, create different depths and tones of line and add a bit of texture for effect. Simple! The most immediate drawing process in etching. Good enough for Rembrandt, see what it can do for you. 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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Laser Cutting for Beginners

Cutting.. engraving.. filling.. this short taster class will give you an overview of what the laser cutter can do in terms of cutting and engraving different materials. Giving you an introduction into how to prepare files for laser cutting, and produce a small piece of laser cut/engraved. 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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Family Print Club

Family Print Club – These Sunday Funday sessions are designed for different generations to share an experience , explore some printmaking techniques and have some fun into the bargain. 26 Sept- Let’s print with Lego - create letters and patterns using Lego bricks and other Lego parts - we can provide a good selection of Lego but please feel free to bring some along. 10 October- Screen printing - create some colourful images using paper stencils and screen printing ink. 31 October- Blind relief - create 3 D images using card and other materials in this ink free printmaking process. 14 November- Mono Screen printing - explore this fun and painterly approach to screen printing using printing inks and graphite . Bring along some ideas or sketches that you might like to work from. 28 November- Christmas Treat! Price shown per session. Book one session or more as required. Early bird price £20 for 1 adult and 1 child or on the day £30 for 1 adult and 1 child additional person £15/adult, £5/child

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Etching Refresher Sessions

As we are emerging out of lockdown we are receiving a high number of requests from artists wishing to work in the studio and expired members who have not used our new facilities. Refresher Sessions offer an opportunity to consolidate skills, gain valuable printmaking experience and spend time in the studio with dedicated staff support. During each session there will be a demonstration of a particular technique or process following which there is time and opportunity for you to develop your own prints. Unlike our more structured weekend courses, refresher courses can be used to develop your own prints at your own pace and explore whichever aspects of a process are more interesting or relevant to you. Time spent in Refresher sessions gives you experience and counts towards your workshop induction so you become familiar with using the studio. Once you have attended a few of these sessions you are able to come back and take out a membership to use the studio outside of class hours and under your own steam. Who are they for? For lapsed members of EP- feeling a bit rusty after lockdown -Printmakers with good experience in that process but new to EP -People who have completed a weekend course but are looking for some more support/assistance to build up confidence/experience before working in the studio Please Note This course is NOT suitable for people with no experience in Etching - (our weekend access courses are ideal for those new to printmaking) If you are unsure if you are suitably experienced to attend, we ask that you email us in advance of booking at studio@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk with the following information: - When was the last time you etched? - What courses have you attended and where? - Do you have examples of prints that you have printed yourself in this process and can you send a photo? - What other print studios have you worked in? Most people will be required to attend more than one refresher session before gaining access to membership and working unassisted in the print studio. This will be dependant on each individuals previous experience and the complexity of the particular print process.

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Adults 16+

Laser Cutting Weekend

In the Laser cutting Weekend course, you will be introduced to the use of a laser cutter and how to prepare vector files from your drawing or photograph. Exploring how to cut or engrave a variety of materials such as paper, plywood and acrylic. You can start from original drawings or sketches, or bring digital files on a USB stick. 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.

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Stone Lithography Weekend

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 course 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. Focusing on learning the process and working mainly 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. During the course we will work to aprox. A3: 28 x 38.5cm

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Etching Weekend

This Etching weekend course provides the perfect introduction to etching, 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. During the course participants will work on two etching plates, one copper and one zinc, introducing them to both of the metals and the mordants most commonly used at Edinburgh Printmakers. Participants will produce two images over the course (one on each metal) making use of a combination of techniques in each plate. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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Screenprinting Weekend

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, creating 3-4 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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Toyobo Weekend

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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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.

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Monoprinting Weekend

As a process, Monotype enables practitioners the ability to create rapid, seductive imagery and provides an ideal method for testing new ideas. This weekend course provides you with a practical introduction to making monoprints as an expansive and exploratory medium. The aim of this workshop is for you to experience a method of producing exciting and ambitious original prints to a professional standard, through direct workshop experience. Practical demonstrations are used as the starting point for an intensive workshop experience. The workshop will explore monoprint using an etching press.

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Children & Families

Teens Print Club 12-15yrs

Running over 3 weeks for 3 age groups, these short sessions are designed to offer an experience of printmaking using accessible techniques and materials, encouraging creative thinking and problem solving in a relaxed and friendly space. Workshops run from 10am-12noon Week 3, 10-13 August 12-15 year olds Tuesday: Lino cut Explore this relief printing technique. Design, cut and print a simple image using different inking techniques to enhance the image you’ve created. Wednesday: Drypoint etching Create an ‘etched ‘ image using a sheet of acrylic and etching needle, adding tone and texture and inking up with a range of colours Thursday: Kitchen Sink Lithography Bringing the kitchen into the studio – using chocolate spread and other surprise materials to draw with. This magical process will be brought to life in this fun and engaging workshop to create a small litho print. Friday: Blind relief Create a 3D embossed print using card and cardboard to construct a printing plate. This technique explores shape and form in the absence of ink.

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Photo Plate Lithography Weekend

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 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.

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Adults 16+

Sugarlift and Aquatint

Brush up on your etching.. er quite literally- bring your brushes! For those of you who thought etching was all about drawing, think again. Find out how to work with etching in a painterly way, painting directly with sugar lift and adding tone with aquatint and stop-out. Brush up on your etching, literally- bring a few brushes too. 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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Adults 16+

Experimental Stone Lithography Weekend

Lithography without tusche! Explore how to use lithography as an expressive and experimental medium. Find out about transfer printing and the multitude of ways transfers can be applied to stone before printing. Opening up several creative routes normally associated with monotype but with the benefit of being repeatable. Working in colour explore printing blends, overprinting, reduction printing, If you have done a litho course recently and are tempted by those lovely stones, but feel you need some more practice, then this course is for you! Opening up the range of possibilities, the course will explore ways to use lithography in a more expressive way, using transfer techniques to produce multi-layer lithographs with colour blends, overprinting, reduction printing and acid biting. Some recent stone or plate Lithography experience is required to attend this course. We recommend Stone Lithography evening class or weekend course as the perfect prequel to this course! During the course we will work to aprox. A3 28 x 38.5cm

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Multi Plate Etching Masterclass with Bronwen Sleigh

Bronwen will introduce the etching processes which is integral to her own practice. The course covers the process of layering colour images in etching as well as line drawing on copper plates using hard ground and adding tone through aquatint. Drawing inspired by architecture is an important element of Bronwen's approach, this course encourages drawing with line from a subject matter that is relevant to you. Working directly on copper plates, learn how to make two corresponding plates and print them in perfect register. This etching weekend course provides the perfect opportunity to advance your etching skills and techniques. For people with some previous experience in etching, adding a second plate adds a number of creative possibilities and this weekend gives you the time to learn how. During the course participants will work on two copper etching plates, and the mordants most commonly used at Edinburgh Printmakers. Participants will produce one colour image during the course, learning essential skills of registration. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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Adults 16+

Relief without a press

Learn how to print relief without using a press! This short, hands-on course will show you how to create bold, graphic images using woodblock and hand-printing techniques.

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