Two-plate two-colour Masterclass with Charles Shearer RCA

2 day course
6 & 7 March, 24 & 25 October 2024
10am to 4pm

£250 for 2 days including all materials

Two-plate two-colour Masterclass with Charles Shearer RCA

Born in Kirkwall, Orkney in 1956, Charles Shearer studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and at the Royal College of Art, London, specialising in illustration. Since graduating in 1983, he has taught Illustration & printmaking at numerous art schools and independent print workshops.

On this two-day course you will create a two-colour print using two plates with an image translated from a drawing or a painting of your choice. This is a form of collagraph printing but without the application of any textured elements to the surface.

Course structure
• Introductory talk & discussion about the process with numerous examples of Charles Shearer’s work.
• Produce a sample piece testing out the card and tools
• Then prepare, plan and cut a plate using a selected image from your sketchbook or a drawing.
• Varnish your first plate and print proofs using an etching press
• Learn how to apply inks using the larger spindle rollers
• Prepare, plan and cut a second plate
• Print both plates together to create detailed complex layered illustrative prints

Pre course information
Please bring a sketchbook/notebook plus a selection of drawings or paintings to choose your image from.

Experience level
Suitable for those with some printing experience and wishing to expand their printing skill. This is an ambitious two-day course

Maximum 8 places

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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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due before the first day of each term.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same.

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