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

LP continues its series of combined print courses for beginners and refreshers.

Cyanotypes are made as the result of a particular photographic printing process, which produces eye-catching blue images. Prints can be made using negatives or by placing objects directly into the path of light when exposing. These are known as photograms and can produce diverse results with e.g. feathers, plants, lace or solid items. Cyanotype creates striking imagery thanks to its strong shade of blue and high contrast.

Monoprints are made by applying ink to the surface of a plate in a variety of ways. Sheets of metal or acetate are most commonly used. The entire area of the plate can be inked up with various colours or ink can be applied to individual sections as desired. A wide range of tools can be used to create different textures and mark-making e.g. rags, cotton buds, paintbrushes, wire, pencil, feathers etc. Monoprints allow for a great deal of mark-making & are also suited to creating fluid, painterly images. This process supports experimentation without requiring high technical knowledge.

Prints made during the course will then be used to assemble a book on folded paper. Course participants can also include other imagery & materials. Assemblage is a form of collage that can include 2D and 3D forms.

This two-day course encourages experimentation through papercraft, photography and printmaking techniques. Participants will learn a variety of skills and will create a selection of work over the weekend.

Suzannah O’ Reilly is a hugely prolific artist, printmaker and tutor. She is also co-founder/co-director of Parallel Editions, a fine art print editioning company based in Limerick city.

Dates: Sat/Sun 12th/13th May
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: Contact LP on +353 (0) 61 311806/email

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