How can we use colour to make an impact, to express a mood and/or make a statement in our print work? How do you use colour? Are you intuitive or do you feel you struggle to make decisions about your use of colour? Have you really thought about your approach to colour recently? Maybe it’s time to have a play and explore the wonderful world of colour mixing using simple hand cut stencil screen prints.
Starting with basic colour theory, we will analyse how other printmakers have used colour and look at how you can use reference to develop your colour mixing, using system 3 inks and textile medium. You will then develop screen printed colour square designs to explore over printing and the possibilities of producing 7 colours from 3 colours on paper or fabric.
Clare Grace is a surface pattern/printed textile designer and printmaker based at WYPW. She has taught colour at art colleges and has also run professional development sessions in colour for Tigerprint (Division of Hallmark PLC). Designing fashion and furnishing fabrics requires a good understanding of colour – producing many colour ways for one design, and having to work with colour trends is challenging and exciting.
All course prices include basic materials such as ink and cartidge paper. We also stock a range of good quality printmaking papers including Somerset, Fabriano, Zerkall and Hanhnemuhle, which can be purchased as extra. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.