Evening Courses 2020


Evening Courses starting September 2020- 2021

Starting in September 2020 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. Group sizes for the evening courses have been reduced to 5 persons.




Each evening course is planned and taught by Dena O'Brien a qualified printmaker who trained at Falmouth University and The Royal College of Arts. 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, explore different print methods throughout each course.

Beginners Silk Screen Printing / 10 weeks

Dates: Tuesday 7th September - Tuesday 16th November 2020
(Please note there will not be classes running on Tuesday 26th October half term)



This new 10 week course will emerge you in everything screen print. It will run on the selected evening from 6.30-9pm and teach you all you need to know to getting started on your design work to pulling that squeegee across your screen. You will explore a range of skills and techniques such as one colour screen printing, repeat fabric and emulsion screen printing. 

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: £215.00 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. 


Intermediate Silk Screen Printing / 10 weeks

Dates: Thursday 9th September - Thursday 18th September 2020
(Please note there will be no class Thursday 29th September half term week)


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. 

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: £270.00 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 to commence in January



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
  • Collagraph: Make and print a collagraph using a range of textural materials, colour ink and print onto a range of papers
  • 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: £195.00 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. 


Intermediate Printmaking Evening Course / 10 weeks

Dates: Coming soon to commence in January



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: £215 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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