Teacher studios: exploring printmaking techniques
Draw, print, network and unwind with other teachers at this informal Friday-evening teacher studio.
In this practical session designed for teachers – led by artist Phil Goss – you will be guided through a number of printmaking techniques. Beginning with mono-printing you will learn how to translate drawings into prints, starting with linear techniques and moving on to more complex, multicoloured, gestural prints.
The group will also experiment with screen printing, working with hand cut stencils to build up vibrant, graphic designs. By experimenting with positive and negative forms, and exploring simple colour theory, this session will provide a number of techniques that are easily replicated in the classroom.
Teacher studios are after-school sessions designed to introduce you to new ways of working and thinking about art, whilst also giving you space to learn new techniques and experiment with different mediums in a relaxed, sociable environment.
Phil Goss studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and Visual Communications at the Royal College of Art. His work ranges from ink drawings to working with textiles and installation. His use of pattern in depiction means drawings seamlessly morph into textile prints. He is influenced by writers such as William Faulkner and J G Ballard. He has shown at the V&A museum, Evelyn Yard Gallery, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower, Geddes Gallery and London Design Festival; designed print for Folk and Paul Smith and has produced bespoke interiors for Alex Eagle, Blacks, Fix 126, Santo Remedio and is currently the Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing.
The session is suitable for all abilities, including professional artists, new learners and those who wish to refresh their practice.
● Fully booked
Friday 8 May 2020
5.45 — 8.30pm
The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
£30, includes refreshments and materials. Teachers only.