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 linoprint. 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 own 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 print making 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 an added 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 instore 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 Australia 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 prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

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