Masterclass – Mezzotint

General

Program Description

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We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road.

We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening.

Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline.

The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio.

Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses.

Course Overview

Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium. The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. No previous experience required. All materials are provided inclluding tea and coffee. Maximum 8 places

  • Campus: Chelsea Centre
  • Times: Mon/Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College. Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in ma ... Read More

Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College. Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in making this decision to study with us. Our friendly, supportive staff are on hand to make sure you have a brilliant experience from the word go. This includes our highly qualified teaching and lecturing staff who are among the best industry connected and award winning tutors you could wish for. Read less