Basic Print Making

Basic Print Making is a fun and accessible course designed to introduce students to a range of printmaking techniques. You will be guided through processes including monotype, relief, stencilling, and lino print. You will enjoy hands-on activities, creative mess, and conversations about art. Drawing inspiration from everyday media, the environment, and master printmakers you will develop a series of your unique prints. This is a practical and social course designed to encourage beginners as well as extend those with prior printing experience.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Monotype and line drawings
Week 2 Gelli Plates and nature prints
Week 3 Foam prints and other media
Week 4 Stencils and composition
Week 5 Printing stencils
Week 6 Lino printing (cut)
Week 7 Lino printing
Week 8 Parting Shots: print extensions and beyond

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and engage with basic printmaking techniques including monotype, stencilling, and lino print
  • Explore layering and collage
  • Experiment with different ratios and compositions
  • Develop a personal style
  • Create a series of art images, cards, and wrap

What to bring:

  • Scissors and craft knife
  • Cutting Mat and metal ruler
  • Foam board and/or ezy carve printing block (or lino) & cutting tools
  • Water-based printing inks
  • 2 rollers
  • Perspex sheet or laminated sheet or old picture frame with glass
  • Assorted paper and card including newspaper
  • Sponge/ sponge brush
  • Photographs, postcards, or other images for inspiration
  • Pencil and sharpener
  • Glue stick
  • Gel press mono printing plate (optional)

Art Supplies Discount:

As a bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop in-store at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

About the Tutor:

'Laura Kneebone is a graduate of the University of the Creative Arts and Institute of Education, University of London. She has worked as a fine artist and educator between Zimbabwe, England, and Australian art for over 20 years now. She lives in Bundeena where she enjoys being part of a thriving art community. Laura is frequently involved in art commissions and creative initiatives alongside her painting practice, teaching, and exhibitions.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.