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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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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. Image: Gillian Murray

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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 22, 29 September, 6, 13, 20, 27 October- Anupa Gardner 3, 10, 17, 24 Novevember, 8 December- Jordan McQuaid Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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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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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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Adults 16+

Pick 'n' mix Printmaking

New to printmaking? Don’t know which process may be best for you. This is the place to start. Pick n Mix Printmaking does what it says on the (ink) tin. Sign up for as many classes as you like, pick them all or just book one a time . Each evening will explore a different type of process, often using lo-tech and immediate techniques so you can explore, create, experiment, have fun and learn along the way. 5 October. Drypoint Etching part 1 Explore line and tone drawing and different inking techniques using etching needles and sheets of acrylic. Printing onto paper. 12 October. Drypoint Etching part 2 Explore line and tone drawing and different inking techniques using etching needles and sheets of acrylic. Printing onto plaster using strips of modroc. 19 October. Mono screen printing Using your own sketches – create a painterly mono print using a screen and screen printing inks. 11 May. Screenprinting with paper stencils Create a 2-colour image or design using simple paper cut stencils 9 November. Letterpress Explore a word or phrase using our extensive letterpress collection. Learn the practical skills of ‘setting up’ the letters, preparing the ink, inking up and printing 16 November. Embossing Create an embossed image using cut card, found objects and other materials 23 November. Lino cut Create a small lino cut print exploring cutting and inking techniques. 30 November. Kitchen sink lithography A traditional printmaking technique with a domestic twist. This class is available to book as a block of 8 classes at a discount or book per session, depending on availability. Image: Fiona Maher

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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 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10 November Image: Lithography class at Edinburgh Printamekrs

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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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Large Scale Etching with Aluminium

This two day course will focus on experimental techniques with larger scale Aluminium plates. Using Aluminium plates in place of the traditional and more costly Zinc or Copper we will exploit the unique properties of this softer metal to create spontaneous and lively marks and images. When etched in a solution of Saline Sulphate, Aluminium etches quickly and makes unpredictable, bold, coarse and tonally rich marks, and for this reason it is not as suitable for fine detailed line work, the strength of the process lies in bold mark making, tone and texture. The course will start with a technical grounding, introducing innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark-making. Working directly onto the 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 the plates, with time for experimenting with inking and printing also.

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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. Image: Andrew Mackenzie

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Painterly Screenprints 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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Etching - Evening Course

Taking place over a series of six weeks, this Etching Evening class 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 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November & 7 December

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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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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. Image: Gillian Murray

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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 22, 29 September, 6, 13, 20, 27 October- Anupa Gardner 3, 10, 17, 24 Novevember, 8 December- Jordan McQuaid Image: Anupa Gardner

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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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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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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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Adults 16+

Pick 'n' mix Printmaking

New to printmaking? Don’t know which process may be best for you. This is the place to start. Pick n Mix Printmaking does what it says on the (ink) tin. Sign up for as many classes as you like, pick them all or just book one a time . Each evening will explore a different type of process, often using lo-tech and immediate techniques so you can explore, create, experiment, have fun and learn along the way. 5 October. Drypoint Etching part 1 Explore line and tone drawing and different inking techniques using etching needles and sheets of acrylic. Printing onto paper. 12 October. Drypoint Etching part 2 Explore line and tone drawing and different inking techniques using etching needles and sheets of acrylic. Printing onto plaster using strips of modroc. 19 October. Mono screen printing Using your own sketches – create a painterly mono print using a screen and screen printing inks. 11 May. Screenprinting with paper stencils Create a 2-colour image or design using simple paper cut stencils 9 November. Letterpress Explore a word or phrase using our extensive letterpress collection. Learn the practical skills of ‘setting up’ the letters, preparing the ink, inking up and printing 16 November. Embossing Create an embossed image using cut card, found objects and other materials 23 November. Lino cut Create a small lino cut print exploring cutting and inking techniques. 30 November. Kitchen sink lithography A traditional printmaking technique with a domestic twist. This class is available to book as a block of 8 classes at a discount or book per session, depending on availability. Image: Fiona Maher

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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 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10 November Image: Lithography class at Edinburgh Printamekrs

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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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Large Scale Etching with Aluminium

This two day course will focus on experimental techniques with larger scale Aluminium plates. Using Aluminium plates in place of the traditional and more costly Zinc or Copper we will exploit the unique properties of this softer metal to create spontaneous and lively marks and images. When etched in a solution of Saline Sulphate, Aluminium etches quickly and makes unpredictable, bold, coarse and tonally rich marks, and for this reason it is not as suitable for fine detailed line work, the strength of the process lies in bold mark making, tone and texture. The course will start with a technical grounding, introducing innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark-making. Working directly onto the 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 the plates, with time for experimenting with inking and printing also.

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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. Image: Andrew Mackenzie

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Painterly Screenprints 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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Etching - Evening Course

Taking place over a series of six weeks, this Etching Evening class 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 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November & 7 December

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