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Relief Print - Evening Course

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. Taking place over a series of six evenings, 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. Course Dates 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd February, 2nd & 9th March Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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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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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. Image: Senada Borilo

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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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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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Stone Lithography - Evening Course

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. Taking place over a six evenings, 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 Course Dates 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March, 6th April Image: Lithography class at Edinburgh Printamekrs

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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. Please note that Alastair Clark will be teaching this course on the 4th and 5th of June Image: Andrew Mackenzie

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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. This course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended. Image: Sonia Mehra Chawla

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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. Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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Etching - Evening Course

Taking place over a series of six weeks, 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. Course Dates 23rd & 30th March, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April

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Adults 16+

Monotype Masterclass with Kittie Jones

Over the course of the weekend, Kittie will introduce students to several different approaches to this unique printmaking technique, all based around discoveries made in her own print practice. Initially, time will be spent exploring monochrome rub-away processes considering tone and mark. Students will then be shown how to layer with colour to create rich and complex one-off prints. During this masterclass, students will be guided through the processes used by the artist including working with layers of transparent colour and rub-away drawing techniques to create unique, painterly prints. Kittie will share insights into her own process of bringing lively sketches made outdoors into the print studio. Image: Kittie Jones

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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) Image: Bronwen Sleigh

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Adults 16+

Photo Etching Weekend

This course covers the use of Photec as an acid resist. Photec is a photopolymer film that can be adhered to a metal plate, exposed to a positive artwork on acetate, and developed in such a way that it can produce accurate photographic acid resist. This then allows a photographic image to be etched into a copper plate. The real advantage of this is that the photographic image, once bitten into the surface of the plate can be further worked into using other etching techniques. For this reason, previous etching experience is advised. During the course participants will prepare their artwork digitally to be printed onto acetate and produce and print one photo etching plate on copper, they will also learn how to apply aquatint which can help to strengthen photo etching images. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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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 Image: Duncan Marquiss

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Relief Print - Evening Course

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. Taking place over a series of six evenings, 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. Course Dates 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd February, 2nd & 9th March Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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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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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. Image: Senada Borilo

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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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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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Stone Lithography - Evening Course

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. Taking place over a six evenings, 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 Course Dates 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March, 6th April Image: Lithography class at Edinburgh Printamekrs

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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. Please note that Alastair Clark will be teaching this course on the 4th and 5th of June Image: Andrew Mackenzie

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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. This course is suitable for those who have no experience of laser cutting, though experience with digital imaging is highly recommended. Image: Sonia Mehra Chawla

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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. Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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Etching - Evening Course

Taking place over a series of six weeks, 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. Course Dates 23rd & 30th March, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April

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Adults 16+

Monotype Masterclass with Kittie Jones

Over the course of the weekend, Kittie will introduce students to several different approaches to this unique printmaking technique, all based around discoveries made in her own print practice. Initially, time will be spent exploring monochrome rub-away processes considering tone and mark. Students will then be shown how to layer with colour to create rich and complex one-off prints. During this masterclass, students will be guided through the processes used by the artist including working with layers of transparent colour and rub-away drawing techniques to create unique, painterly prints. Kittie will share insights into her own process of bringing lively sketches made outdoors into the print studio. Image: Kittie Jones

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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) Image: Bronwen Sleigh

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Adults 16+

Photo Etching Weekend

This course covers the use of Photec as an acid resist. Photec is a photopolymer film that can be adhered to a metal plate, exposed to a positive artwork on acetate, and developed in such a way that it can produce accurate photographic acid resist. This then allows a photographic image to be etched into a copper plate. The real advantage of this is that the photographic image, once bitten into the surface of the plate can be further worked into using other etching techniques. For this reason, previous etching experience is advised. During the course participants will prepare their artwork digitally to be printed onto acetate and produce and print one photo etching plate on copper, they will also learn how to apply aquatint which can help to strengthen photo etching images. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

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wtb-standard - Adults 16+

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 Image: Duncan Marquiss

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