16 April – 21 May 2020
TUTOR Rosalind Lawless
DAY Thursday 6 – 9pm
DATES 16 April – 21 May
LOCATION Art Studios
This course will introduce the students to the history of screen-printing through a selection of archival screen-prints. Students will be introduced through talks and demonstrations to the various techniques needed to prepare. The course will allow you to build upon your skills and develop your confidence through a project-based 6 weeks, this will cover advanced techniques including colour blending, working with direct stencil-based imaging, such as manual drawn stencil, hand painted and paper stencils. Learn more in-depth knowledge about how to use specialist screen-printing materials, and master multi-layered printings, editioning and print finishing, screen reclamation, the idea and uses of multiples, and the signing and tearing down of prints.
The course is project led and aims to stretch the students’ abilities and knowledge; this is combined with project work out-with the studio and independent developmental research including sketchbook work.
The course aims to:
1. Introduce students to the terminologies, concepts and principles of screen-printing
2. Students will be encouraged to develop their own artwork ideas in a relaxed and supportive environment
3. Develop skills and ideas to include investigations into materials, drawing techniques, processing and printing
4. Situate their work in an historical, critical and technical understanding of Fine Art printmaking
5. Enable students to begin to develop their creative and visual ideas through the language of screen-printing
6. Develop research skills and sketchbook practice
An M.A graduate of the Royal College of Art and Grays School of Art, Rosalind’s work is regularly shown in exhibitions both nationally and internationally and is held in the Aberdeen Art Gallery’s permanent collection. In 2013 Ros Lawless was elected to the RGI. She has been a screen-print tutor at Glasgow Print Studio since 2005 and is a part-time lecturer in Printmaking at Clyde College, Anniesland. She has taught Printmaking at Tramway Visual Arts Centre, Grays School of Art Aberdeen, Royal College of Art London, Kibble Education Centre, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, East Kilbride Arts Centre, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and teaches regularly with North Lanarkshire Schools Creative Residencies and West Dunbartonshire Council.