Course overview

There are many natural objects that can be used to print images onto paper and fabric. You will have an opportunity to forage in the garden for foliage and other objects to print with. You will gain an understanding of a printing technique as well as some colour theory and the different types of paint that can be used for printing on both paper and fabric plus how to apply the paint to the object to print from. This course is suitable for all levels of learners with no prior experience necessary. This course will provide you with the skills to produce some unique prints using what you can find in the natural environment.

Course description

This session will introduce you to a printing technique using natural objects. You will spend some time gathering suitable materials from the garden and explore ways of printing an image onto paper and fabric. You will also have an opportunity to explore creating repeat patterns. Some time will be spent looking at colour theory, mixing colours and different ways of applying paint to the objects. You will gain an understanding of what is meant by a positive and a negative image as well as what a ghost print is. There will be information given regarding the types of paints that can be used on paper, as well as those used on fabric.

I will show you how to make a simple book to keep your samples in, as well as some ideas for further embellishments which could be added to your prints.

Our experienced tutor will guide you through the process of creating unique prints demonstrating techniques and guiding you through the process of making your own individual prints.

This course is delivered in partnership with Growing Links at their community garden in Penzance. You will have access to the garden to select materials that you can use in your printing.

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.

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