1-year course led by Jo Hounsome

Monday 23 September 2024 – 14 July 2025

9:30am – 12:30pm

Course Outline

This is a 1-year (30 week) course designed to give you a sustained and intensive period of study. It is an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio of work, to develop confidence and ideas in your own practice, and to learn new skills.
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A Year in Print has been designed to respond to the increasing demand for print and will suit those who would like to try a variety of printmaking processes. It will provide an introduction to the key areas of intaglio, screenprinting and relief. It is a practical, workshop based course, focusing on process, techniques, tools, and materials. This course will be delivered by a number of different tutors who will introduce you to the exciting and wide ranging possibilities of the printmaking process. It is designed for both beginners and for those with some experience, to expand your printmaking knowledge and technical skills, increase your confidence, to explore your creative ideas and support your personal development. You will learn how to research and develop visual ideas and how to evaluate and reflect on your progress.

You will gain experience working across a range of processes in a large, well equipped and established studio. This will ensure that you are working at a professional level. Experimentation and new ways of working will be encouraged so that you are able to achieve your creative potential. The course will also include contextual elements that will introduce you to the history of printmaking and provide you with an awareness of contemporary practice. 

Jo Hounsome is an artist printmaker working in Bristol and the Learning Programme Coordinator at Spike Print Studio.
Anna Marrow has been working as a printmaker, illustrator and image-maker for 20 years. She studied Fine Art in Bristol and then Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, specialising in illustration.  See more of her work here.
Victoria Willmott is a linocut printmaker and illustrator based in Bristol. She studied MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at University of the West of England, Bristol and BA Illustration at Camberwell, College of Arts.  See more of her work here.

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