Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019

Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019

Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019.

Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019

Limerick Printmakers are committed to promoting printmaking as an art form and supporting printmakers by providing a professional open access printmaking studio, exhibition opportunities and education programs.

June

  Sunday 23rd June

Collograph with Carborundum, 10 am – 6 pm

Tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly

Full Price €75

Reduced Rate €64

Studio Members Rate €56

 

Collagraph is a printing method that is highly tactile, adaptable & one that both encourages experimentation.  
This one-day course is ideal for complete beginners and those who enjoy experimenting with texture when making work.

Collographs are made using cardboard as a printing plate. 
A huge variety of textures can then be layered over the plate to create interesting images that are then inked up and printed using a printing press. 
The cardboard plate itself can also be worked into, leaving interesting marks that are visible when printed.

Almost any material with texture can be used with collographs including embossed wallpaper, 
lace, string or fine rope or twine, cut card and acrylic texture mediums, leaves, and grasses. 
Once the plate has been completed, it is then varnished to protect the image and its different materials.

Alongside these textures, participants will also be taught how to incorporate carborundum into their printing plates. 
Carborundum is a powder which comes in various levels of coarseness and can be mixed with glue before application or sprinkled over glue that has been applied to the plate. 
While still wet the mix of carborundum and glue can be drawn into different tools. 
It can be scraped away, or wiped off with a Q-tip or a rag, or using the end of a brush. 

All materials are included in the price of the course and participants are encouraged to bring additional textures that they may hope to experiment with during the course.

This course will include:

  • Making/constructing your collograph plate.
  • Discussion, selection & experimentation with various materials – provided by LP but additional materials can also be brought by those participating in the course if desired.
  • Printing your plates: Safe use of presses, inking up, registration of your plate, troubleshooting etc.
  • Studio health & safety/best practice.

Suzannah O’ Reilly is a hugely prolific artist, printmaker and tutor.

She is also co-founder and co-director of Parallel Editions, 
a fine art print editioning company based in Limerick city.

Sat/Sun 29th & 30th June

Silkscreen Weekend, 10 am – 5 pm daily

Tutor Derek O’ Sullivan

Full Price €165

Reduced Rate €140

Studio Members Rate €124

The recognition and popularity of silkscreen printmaking is constant both here in LP and other studios around the world. 
It’s adaptable, visually striking, and supports high volume production – in other words, 
you can make great prints, and make a large edition of them if you wish!

Silkscreen is highly versatile as it can incorporate text, photographic imagery, sketches and mark – making, plus many layers of colour. 
The method produces really clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality that understandably appeals to a huge range of people who enjoy visual art in its many forms 
– graphic design, typography, photography, printmaking and design. 

In silkscreen, details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page! 
This means it’s ideal for creating posters, flyers, signage, text and line based imagery, 
and striking layered colour prints of photographs. 
It’s a hugely versatile form of art.

The process itself involves transferring an image to a mesh screen. 
The treated image blocks out the negative space so that when ink is firmly pressed through the screen using a squeegee, 
only the desired areas are printed onto the paper/fabric.

Use of all tools and materials are included in the course fee.

LP’s two-day intensive course will guide you through the entire process with full support from LP’s silkscreen tutor Derek O’ Sullivan. 

This course will include:

  • Studio health & safety/best practice
  • Image selection and preparation/colour separation using software
  • Screen: Mesh sizes, screen selection and care
  • Process of transferring images to screen using photosensitive emulsion and exposure unit
  • Printing: Registration of image, ink & paper selection, printing technique, troubleshooting, creating multiple colour prints
  • Information on cleaning/storage of screens

Derek O’ Sullivan is an artist, printmaker, technician and tutor.

He has taught with LP for many years and is an expert on all things silkscreen related.

 

 

Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019

Limerick Printmakers.

July

Sunday 14th July

Print for Beginners: Intro to Relief & Monoprint, 10am – 5.30pm

Tutor Kate McElligott

Full Price €75

Reduced Rate €64

     Studio Members Rate €56

 

LP has devised several one-day introductory printmaking courses that will guide participants through the basics of multiple forms of printmaking. 
This one-day course is open to everyone, from those who have never made a print before to those who may be proficient in some forms of print but would like to try others. 
Classes are varied with an emphasis on enjoyment and supported inclusive learning.

 

In this course, tutor Kate McElligott will teach the basics of: 

  • Monoprint
  • Relief printmaking: linocuts & woodblocks.

 

Monoprints are made by inking up a plate & applying ink to its surface in a variety of ways. 
Sheets of metal or acetate are most commonly used when making monoprints. 
The entire area of the plate can be inked up with various colours & then worked back into 
(removing ink in certain areas) or ink can be applied to individual sections to create the desired image. 
A wide range of tools can be used to create different textures & mark-making e.g. rags, cotton buds, paintbrushes, wire, pencil, feathers etc. 
Monoprints allow for a great deal of personal mark-making to be added by the artist & can create a fluid painterly image. 
This process supports experimentation without requiring high technical knowledge.

 

Relief printmaking means printing from a raised surface. 
Relief printing plates are made from flat sheets of material such as wood, linoleum, metal, styrofoam etc. 
After drawing a picture on the surface, the artist uses tools to cut away the areas that will not print. 
A roller is used to spread ink on the plate. 
A sheet of paper is placed on top of the plate and the image is transferred by being run through a printing press. 
The completed print is a mirror image of the original plate.

 

Each course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of printmaking across multiple mediums and to support the skills development of skills. 
LP also offers more specialised follow on courses in these methods of printmaking for those who wish to explore specific techniques in more detail after this course. 
LP limits course sizes to ensure one-on-one feedback and support and all materials are provided as part of the course fee.

 

Kate McElligott is a practising printmaker who was jointly awarded the LP Printmaking Bursary in 2015, culminating in a joint solo exhibition. 
Her work features in many private collections. 
She is currently undertaking an MA in Professional Teaching Practice.

Sunday 21st July                                    

Limerick Printmakers Summer Courses 2019

Limerick Printmakers studio.

Cyanotype, 10am – 4pm

Tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly

Full Price €65

Reduced Rate €55

Studio Members Rate €50

 

One part chemistry + One part photography + One part magic = Cyanotype!

This one-day hands-on Cyanotype workshop will introduce you to the process used to create eye-catching ‘blueprint’ photographic images. 
The course will begin with an overview of the process before moving to the darkroom where the group will learn how best to coat paper with the cyanotype solution.

Participants will then expose their prints (using UV light or sunlight, depending on weather conditions). Drawings on tracing paper, thin patterned materials such as lace, or real objects such as leaves and plants, 
feathers, plastic bags, and everyday items can all be used to create striking high contrast images in those famous blue tones. 
Participants will produce a range of imagery before learning how to wash and dry their prints.

Each participant will receive their own bottle of cyanotype solution that they will use during the class and after learning the process can then experiment with at home.

This one-day course is aimed at all levels and focuses on enjoyable learning and experimentation in a welcoming environment.

Suzannah O’ Reilly is a hugely prolific artist, printmaker and tutor.

She is also co-founder and co-director of Parallel Editions, 
a fine art print editioning company based in Limerick city.

Sunday 28th July 

Print for Beginners: Intro to Drypoint Etching & Collographs
10am – 5.30pm

Tutor Kate McElligott

Full Price €75

Reduced Rate €64

Studio Members Rate €56

LP has devised several one-day introductory printmaking courses that will guide participants through the basics of multiple forms of printmaking. 
This one-day course is open to everyone, from those who have never made a print before to those who may be proficient in some forms of print but would like to try others. 
Classes are varied with an emphasis on enjoyment and supported inclusive learning. 
In this course, tutor Kate McElligott will teach the basics of: 

                                                                                                      Drypoint Printmaking

                                                                                                      Collograph Printmaking

Drypoint printmaking describes prints that are made by cutting an image into the surface of the printing plate. 
Using a sharp tool the printmaker gouges the lines of an image into the surface of a smooth polished sheet of metal or perspex.

To make a print, ink is pushed into the lines of the design. 

The surface is then wiped clean so that the only areas with ink are the lines. 

A sheet of paper which has been soaked in water is then placed on the plate which is run through a printing press. 

The paper is literally forced into the small lines that have been cut into the plate.

When marks are made directly onto the surface of a plate, it is referred to as a drypoint.

Collographs are made using cardboard as a printing plate. 

A huge variety of textures can then be layered over the plate to create interesting images that are then inked up and printed using a printing press. 

The cardboard plate itself can also be worked into, leaving interesting marks that are visible when printed.

Almost any material with texture can be used with collographs including embossed wallpaper, lace, string or fine rope, leaves, and grasses. 

Once the plate has been completed, it is then varnished to protect the image and its different materials before being printed.

Each course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of printmaking across multiple mediums and to support the skills development of skills. 

LP also offers more specialised follow on courses in these methods of printmaking for those who wish to explore specific techniques in more detail after this course. 

LP limits course sizes to ensure one-on-one feedback and support and all materials are provided as part of the course fee.

Kate McElligott is a practising printmaker who was jointly awarded the LP Printmaking Bursary in 2015, culminating in a joint solo exhibition. 

Her work features in many private collections. 

She is currently undertaking an MA in Professional Teaching Practice.

August

Sat/Sun 17th & 18th August

Bookmaking, with Cyanotype & Monoprint, 10 am – 5 pm daily

Tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly

Full Price €165

Reduced Rate €140

Studio Members Rate €124

LP is hosting an exciting multi-method weekend course for both beginners & intermediate this August,

 giving participants an opportunity to explore and combine three different methods in a single weekend.

Tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly will teach two forms of bookmaking

with participants making both a basic accordion book and a sewn pamphlet over the weekend. 

Participants will make prints and other work over the course of the weekend to include in their books and are also encouraged to bring any drawings and prints 

they may have previously made that they would like to include.

Cyanotypes are made as the result of a particular photographic printing process, 
notable because it produces eye-catching blue images. 
LP will introduce the group to the cyanotype process used to create these ‘blueprints’. 
The group will begin with an overview of the process before moving to the darkroom 
where the group will learn how best to coat paper with the cyanotype solution.

Participants will then expose their prints (using UV light or sunlight, depending on weather conditions). Drawings on tracing paper, thin patterned materials such as lace, or real objects such as leaves and plants, feathers, plastic bags, and everyday items can
all be used to create striking high contrast images in those famous blue tones. 
Participants will produce a range of imagery before learning how to wash and dry their prints.

Monoprints are made by inking up a plate & applying ink to its surface in a variety of ways. 
Sheets of metal or acetate are most commonly used when making monoprints. 
The entire area of the plate can be inked up with various colours & then worked back into 
(removing ink in certain areas) or ink can be applied to individual sections to create the desired image. 
A wide range of tools can be used to create different textures & mark-making e.g. rags, cotton buds, paintbrushes, wire, pencil, feathers etc. 
Monoprints allow for a great deal of personal mark-making to be added by the artist & can create a fluid painterly image. 
This process supports experimentation without requiring high technical knowledge.

This two-day course encourages experimentation through papercraft, photography and printmaking techniques. 
Participants will learn a variety of skills with the full support of LP tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly 
and will create a selection of work over the weekend.

Suzannah O’ Reilly is a hugely prolific artist, printmaker and tutor.

She is also co-founder and co-director of Parallel Editions, 
a fine art print editioning company based in Limerick city.

 Sat/Sun 24th & 25th August

Silkscreen Weekend, 10 am – 5 pm daily

Tutor Derek O’ Sullivan

Full Price €165

Reduced Rate €140

Studio Members Rate €124

The recognition and popularity of silkscreen printmaking is constant both here in LP and other studios around the world. 
It’s adaptable, visually striking, and supports high volume production 
– in other words, you can make great prints, and make a large edition of them if you wish!

Silkscreen is highly versatile as it can incorporate text, photographic imagery, sketches and mark – making, plus many layers of colour. 
The method produces really clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality that understandably appeals to a huge range of people who enjoy visual art in its many forms 
– graphic design, typography, photography, printmaking and design. 

In silkscreen, details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page! 
This means it’s ideal for creating posters, flyers, signage, text and line based imagery, and striking layered colour prints of photographs. 
It’s a hugely versatile form of art.

The process itself involves transferring an image to a mesh screen. 
The treated image blocks out the negative space so that when ink is firmly pressed through the screen using a squeegee, 
only the desired areas are printed onto the paper/fabric.

Use of all tools and materials are included in the course fee.

LP’s two-day intensive course will guide you through the entire process with full support from LP’s silkscreen tutor Derek O’ Sullivan. 

This course will include:

  • Studio health & safety/best practice
  • Image selection and preparation/colour separation using software
  • Screen: Mesh sizes, screen selection and care
  • Process of transferring images to screen using photosensitive emulsion and exposure unit
  • Printing: Registration of image, ink & paper selection, printing technique, troubleshooting, creating multiple colour prints
  • Information on cleaning/storage of screens

Derek O’ Sullivan is an artist, printmaker, technician and tutor.

He has taught with LP for many years and is an expert on all things silkscreen related.
Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council, Umbrella Project, Limerick City and County Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  

Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery Ltd
Bridgeland House, 
3 Johns Square,
Limerick 

061 311806
[email protected]

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