Evening Courses September 2021


Evening Courses starting September 2021

Starting from September 2021 Kiwi will be running our popular 10-week evening courses for all levels of experience. Courses range from a 10-week Beginners in Printmaking, Intermediate, Advanced and a New Mentoring Course for creatives looking for support, constructive tutorials, practical development setting up their own business. 




Each evening course is taught by Dena O'Brien a qualified printmaker who trained at Falmouth University and The Royal College of Arts achieving a Masters in Print. The evening courses allow you to apply your own ideas, get inky, explore a range of printing making skills and techniques. With the help of Dena and her experience you will produce a range of prints and gain valuable skills, problem solving, refine ideas, explore different print methods throughout each course.

NEW! Saturday Screen Print Club / 10 weeks

Dates: Saturday 18th September - 20th November 2021
                          


This new 10 week screen printing club will emerge you in everything screen print from designing and screen printing your own cards, bags, t-shirts and fabric you can take away and make into a cushion or lampshade. The course will introduce you to colour theory, registration, colour separation and editing. It will run on Saturday mornings at  10.00am - 12.30pm and teach you all you need to know to getting started on your design work to pulling that squeegee across your screen. 

If screen printing is something you have wanted to learn or have loved before, this course is perfect to throw you back into a fully equipped print making environment with the support and guidance from fully qualified print maker Dena O'Brien.

Requirements:
  • A4 cutting mat
  • Scalpel with sharp blades (for cutting stencils)
  • A4/A5 sketch book
  • Pencil case with pens, pencils, rubber
  • Apron or old shirt. We do supply some but please bring you own if you would prefer. 
Level: Beginner

Price: £245.00 including all materials 

To book a place on this course, please email Dena at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 


Intermediate Silk Screen Printing / 10 weeks

Dates: Monday 6th September - 15th November 2021
(No class on Monday 25th October) 
       

The intermediate 10 week screen printing course is perfect if you have already been on our beginners course or you have participated in screen printing before at a basic level. This course is designed to push your knowledge and designing skills, developing everything you already know further into spectacular designs onto paper and fabric. 

The course will cover: 
  • Emulsion screening: Create a two colour design, fix to a screen and print an edition of 12 paper prints.
  • Repeat pattern: Create a 2 colour design onto fabric and make a 20cm drum lampshade.
  • True Grain: Create a collage incorporating texture, text, mark making, overlays and print onto a range of paper and fabric.
  • Puff Binder: Create a series of postcards with puff effects onto paper and fabric.
  • Photographic silk screen printing: Taking a photograph you will edit and print onto paper and a tote bag.
You will be guided by fully qualified printmaker Dena O'Brien, who will support and guide you through your projects and processes. 

Requirements:
  • A4 cutting mat
  • Scalpel with sharp blades (for cutting stencils)
  • A4/A5 sketch book
  • Pencil case with pens, pencils, rubber
  • Apron or old shirt. We do supply some but please bring you own if you would prefer. 

Level: Intermediate and perfect for those who would like to develop their screen printing skills after attending our beginners evening course.

Price: £275.00 including materials 
To book a place on this course, please email Dena at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 


Beginners Printmaking Evening Course / 10 weeks

Dates: Coming Soon



The beginners printmaking evening course is tailored for those who have never done print before or need a refresher. For every processes you will be introduced too, Dena will set a task along with a supporting handout to help you along the way. The aim of the course is to allow you to print and play, producing an experimental series of prints onto paper and fabric. You do not need any art background just willing to take part, have a go and make prints. 

  • Lino: Design, cut and print a lino block 
  • Drypoint: Make a drypoint and print a series of prints exploring colour and Chine Colle
  • Cyanotypes: Make and print a collection of Cyanotypes onto paper and fabric.
  • Screenprint: Silk screen printing using cut stencil techniques onto paper
Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • Pack cheap paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors and craft knife
Level: Beginner

Price: £225 including materials
To book a place on this course, please email Dena at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 


Intermediate Printmaking Evening Course / 10 weeks

Dates: Coming soon 
      

The intermediate course is designed for those with a background in printmaking if you have previously attended the beginners 10 week evening course. The course is tailored to help and encourage you develop your current printmaking skills and challenge them further. A fun and professional level where you can apply your own ideas and create a series of prints using a wide variety or print procedures.

  • Drypoint: Scratching an image into the surface of a plate, using selective inking techniques you will create a series of atmospheric post card style images. 
  • Collagraph: Make and print a collagraph using a range of textural materials. Make a small edition from your collagraph plate. Explore colour mixing, embossing and Chine Colle techniques
  • Lino: Design a multi colour separation, cut and print a colour reduction lino block. Print a small edition onto specialist print paper.
  • Emulsion screen Print: Photo stencil screen printing. Make a drawing and learn how to prepare and expose your design onto a screen. Mix colour and print a small edition onto specialist print papers.
  • Fabric repeat pattern: Create a drawing and transfer it into a stencil to print repeat patterns onto fabric.
Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • Pack cheap paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors and craft knife
Level: Intermediate and perfect for those who would like to develop their printmaking skills after attending our beginners evening course.

Price: £245.00 including materials
To book a place on this course, please email Dena at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 


Advanced Printmaking Evening Course / 12 weeks

Dates: Tuesday 7th September - Tuesday 30th November 2021
No class on Tuesday 26th October


The advanced printmaking course is designed for those with current experience in relief and intaglio printmaking processes. You will be encouraged to apply your current experience and be inventive incorporating your own independent ideas to create polished prints onto paper and fabric. The course is tailored at a professional and organised level requiring all participants to come prepared, actively develop work from home through sketching, photography and keeping a  journal. To support you in the development of your work and professional practise, informal and formal 1-2-1 group discussion and tutorials will be carried out throughout the course in person and zoom.

The course will cover:
  • Colour Theory: Learning the importance of colour in printmaking, mixing your colours correctly for colour separation screen print, lino and photographic etching.
  • Papers: Learning and exploring the options of papers used for printmaking.
  • Preparation: The importance of organising all print resources to take to print. 
  • Designing & editing artwork: Using your own designs you will learn how to scan, edit and print your artwork to expose to a screen. Set up to print a polished edition of 2-colour silk screen prints onto GFSmiths paper, signing and edition or prints.
  • Photographic screen printing: How to edit further artwork using a photograph. Set up and printing of photographic artwork onto paper and fabric. 
  • Lino printing: Separation block printing, theory of mixing of inks, registration and making an edition onto specialist print paper.
  • Photographic Etching: Create a series of mini etching plates using photographs and drawings. Print using an etching press onto paper and fabric.
  • Photography & Pricing of prints: How to take images of your prints, set up and props. Pricing of prints considering your time and resources. 
  • Social media: Promotion, images, hashtags and editing. 
Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • Pack cheap paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors and craft knife
Level: Advanced courses it tailored for those wanting support in refining ideas to print, along with business advice and further development. 

Price: £295 including materials
To book a place on this course, please email Dena at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 











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