CPSC Certificate in Fine Art Printmaking

1 day a week for 31 weeks
Mondays 7th January 2019 or Thursdays 5th September 2019
10am - 4pm

£950 per term

CPSC Certificate in Fine Art Printmaking

The Curwen Print Study Centre Certificate in Fine Art Printmaking is an opportunity to study printmaking in depth over a 31 week planned and structured programme. On this course you will be taught and explore a range of printmaking methods, techniques and approaches. You will receive a high level of specialist technical support and guidance alongside continual individual tuition to enable you to gain competence and confidence in a range of processes whilst developing your own creative ideas.

The small class size allows excellent access to all the facilities in the studio as well as lots of opportunities for 1:1 tuition to develop your creative practice. There is continuous informal assessment throughout the course by the lead tutors and formal assessment at the end of Terms 2 and 3 by Stanley Jones and Chloe Cheese. The course culminates at the end of Term 3 with a fabulous Group Exhibition in the Curwen Print Study Centre where we celebrate and showcase the printmaking skills achieved by everyone during the course.


Term 1 – Introductory (10 weeks)

Monday: 7 January - 18 March 2019 (excluding 18 February): 10.00 - 4.00pm
Thursday: 5 September - 14 November 2019 (excluding 24 October): 10.00 - 4.00pm

Cost
£950 including all materials.
Deposit of £400 with the balance of Term 1 to be paid before the first day of the course.
Students must commit to attending both Term 1 & 2. The deposit for Term 2 is due before the end of Term 1.

Description
This term will introduce you to the basics in five techniques through a mixture of taught sessions with personal development time to allow focus on revisiting and consolidating your growing knowledge and skills. Throughout this term there will be ongoing feedback from the tutors as well as lots of opportunity to discuss and review your work. At the end of the term there will be with an individual assessment by the lead tutor.

Course structure
Printmaking methods covered:
• Drypoint (intaglio)
• Lino (relief)
• Collagraph
• Monoprinting using Drawing and Painting
• Screen Printing


Term 2 – Intermediate (10 weeks)

Monday: 29 April - 22 July 2019 (excluding 6, 27 May): 10.00 - 4.00pm
Optional Open Access date 15 July at additional cost.
Thursday: 10 January - 28 March 2019 (excluding 21 February): 10.00 - 4.00pm
Optional Open Access date 21 March at additional cost.

Cost
£950 including all materials
Deposit of £400 by end of Term 1 with balance to be paid before the first day of Term 2.
Students wishing to do Term 3 need to commit before the end of Term 1. The deposit for Term 3 is due before the end of Term 2.

Description
This term is all about extending and developing your printmaking knowledge, skills and individual practice. Along with building upon the work from term 1, you will learn more complex techniques to expand the range of printmaking possibilities. You will continue to deepen and consolidate your creative practice in the personal development sessions with technical support and guidance from the tutors to help develop your body of work. As in term 1 there will be ongoing feedback throughout the ten weeks from the tutors and at the end of the term, you will have an assessment with Stanley Jones and Chloe Cheese.

Course structure
Printmaking Methods covered:
• Etching - Hard and Soft Ground
• Aquatint
• Photo Screen


Term 3 – Further (11 weeks including Final Show date)

Monday: 9 September - 25 November 2019 (excluding 21 October): 10.00 - 4.00pm
Optional Open Access date 18 November at additional cost.
Final Show: Saturday 30 November and/or Sunday 1 December
Thursday: 25 April - 18 July 2019 (excluding 30 May, 20 June): 10.00 - 4.00pm
Optional Open Access date 11 July at additional cost.
Final Show: Saturday 20 July and/or Sunday 21 July

Cost
£975 (11 weeks) including all materials
Deposit of £400 by the end of Term 2 with balance due before the first day of Term 3

Description
Term 3 is available if you have completed terms 1 and 2. In this final term you will have the opportunity to deepen your existing skills, knowledge and practice. You will continue to master the processes learnt in terms 1 and 2 as well as exploring the possibilities and potential of more advanced techniques. Personal development time will focus on your individual projects and practice in preparation for your final assessment with Stanley Jones and Chloe Cheese. At this point in the course there is also a higher level of assessment available if you choose to produce a limited edition of 5 prints. As part of your professional development as an Artist Printmaker you will also learn the additional skills required to organise and put on a group show in preparation for your Certificate Exhibition.

Course structure
Printmaking Methods covered:
• Reduction and Multi Plate Lino
• Monoprinting using Textures and Found Objects
• Etching with Sugarlift with Aquatint


Experience level
• Anyone with an interest in printmaking.

Maximum 8 places.

Additional Open Access days are available at normal Open Access rates should students require extra studio time in lead-up to Term 2 & Term 3 assessments.

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.