Printmaking – repeat pattern using simple techniques with Joanna Veevers

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About this course

Make your own rubber printing blocks and experiment with repetition and pattern to create your design.

Course Description

Design and cut your own small rubber printing blocks, taking inspiration from historical block printing, textiles, endpapers and 1950’s wallpaper designs. Guided by the tutor, you will then experiment with repetition and pattern to create a suitable design. From this, you will produce a unique collection of greetings cards, labels, envelopes, small books and fabric samples.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to make instant books and concertina books with covers to embellish with your own prints and designs.

At the end of the day, you will take away your stamps and collection of cards, printed fabric samples and at least one book. You will have been introduced to simple printmaking techniques and be inspired to continue working from home.

Course Materials

Included

The College will provide rubber blocks, cards, fabric samples and paper for books per student, and some printing inks, yarn, sewing needles, rags, studio safe solvent, newsprint and sundries to share amongst the group.

All necessary equipment will be provided for use on the course.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).

Timetable

Daily Timetable

Course teaching day 11am–5.15pm
Students arrive between 10.30am-11am (coffee optional)  
Morning teaching starts at 11am 
Lunch break between 1pm-2pm (lunch is not included)
Afternoon teaching starts at 2pm (15 minute tea break, 3.30pm–3.45pm)
Teaching finishes 5.15pm  
 

General Information

Short courses are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The course fee covers tuition and materials where stated. You will need to bring all other items listed under the ‘Materials to bring’ section.

Refreshments

Coffee and tea are included in the course fee, but you will need to bring lunch with you to eat in the refreshments room. There are also plenty of other local venues to purchase food.

Access

If you have any specific access needs, we will need to know about your access requirements in advance. Please tell us about your needs in confidence by emailing: [email protected] This venue has steps to the front reception, with limited access via a side gate to the ground floor. There is a small lift to higher floors or stairs.

Safety

Short course students are required to sign a safety compliance form as part of West Dean Health and Safety regulations.

Refunds and cancellations

Please refer to our terms & conditions below.

Disclaimer

The information given is accurate at the time of publication. However, West Dean College reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require.

Terms & Conditions

Tutors

Joanna Veevers

Joanna tutors with a focus on surface qualities and 2 dimensional design. She trained initially in Printed Textile Design at Manchester and then in Ceramics at The Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience in colleges, universities, schools, museums and galleries. Joanna is a long standing member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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Further study options

Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study. 

Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or advance your learning with our BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Craft: Materials, Making, and Place (six years part-time). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.