Course overview

This course will show you that, even if you have no previous knowledge of printing and no printing press, that it is still possible to print images onto both paper and fabric using a variety of items and techniques. These will include printing with natural as well as found objects, making and using printing blocks from craft foam and how to use stencils, both commercial ones and ones you make yourself. You will learn how to choose the right paint to print onto paper and fabric. You will have an understanding of different printing terms such as Intaglio and Relief. Discover what Tetra Pak and how to use it for printing. Help and guidance will be given throughout the course by our experienced tutor who will demonstrate the techniques you will learn.

Course description

Being able to print your own images onto paper and fabric is fun and this course will show you that you can produce a variety of prints without any previous knowledge or a printing press.

During this course you will have the opportunity to learn how to use natural items such as leaves and feathers to make a print.

You will be able to make and use a reusable surface for paint.

You will see how household items such as bubble wrap, string and tubes can be used to print.

You will know how to make a printing block from craft foam and use it to print from.

You will be able to use a commercial stencil to print from, as well as make your own stencil.

You will understand how to ensure that text prints the right way round when printed and also how to ensure that, if an image is directional, how to make it face the way you want it to.

You will have an opportunity to try carving into lino and printing from it.

You will discover what Tetra Pak is how it can be used for printing.

You will gain an understanding of printing terms such as Intaglio and Relief printing.

You will know how to choose what paint is needed to print onto paper as well as fabric.

By the end of the course you will have improved your knowledge and confidence in some printing techniques and be able to use them to produce items such as greeting cards and textile art.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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