Intro to Print Course – Cyanotype/Monoprint/Book Assemblage at Limerick Printmakers


Cyanotypes are a particular photographic printing process, notable because it produces eye-catching blue images. Prints can be made using negatives or by placing objects or items directly into the path of light when exposing. These are known as photograms and can produce extremely interesting results. Cyanotypes can also be made on cloth.

Monoprints are made by applying ink to the surface of a plate in a variety of ways. Sheets of metal or PVC are most commonly used when making monoprints but a range of surfaces can be suitable. The entire area of the plate can be inked up and then worked back into (removing ink in certain areas) or ink can be applied to individual sections to create the desired image.

Prints made during the course will then be used to create an assemblage book by mounting on folded paper. Course participants can also include other imagery and materials to their liking. Assemblage is a form of collage that can include all manner of materials and can be made in 2D and 3D form.

This two-day course encourages experimentation through craft, photographic and printmaking techniques. Participants will create a selection of work over the weekend with full support of LP tutor Suzannah O’ Reilly.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th Nov 2017
Times: 10am – 4pm on both days
Fee: €160, 15% discount available for students/seniors/ those working less than 30 hrs a week
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: +353 (0) 61 311806/ limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
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