Printmaking Morning Class
This class teaches a process-based approach to making art, covering the technical aspects of printmaking, looking at how the processes and functions inform the strategy of making art; at how the medium or technique exists as the means to realise an idea. It is suitable for those with prior printmaking experience.
About the course
This class is for those with some previous printmaking experience who want to work independently on projects, with individual guidance from the teacher. Printmaking techniques are taught when a project requires it, and will be taught to individuals or groups, as required. In this class there is much value in the learning that occurs within the group dynamic and the communal workshop environment.
Please bring all your own supplies, however we do stock and on sell Fabriano and Tiepolo heavy weight print papers. Bring petty cash for photocopying costs, transparency film or photographic screen emulsion if required.
N.B. Parking is always tricky for the Wednesday morning class – can be easier to get dropped off/picked up.
This class is only suitable for those with prior printmaking experience.
This course is offered on a Wednesday morning over eight weeks (10.00am-12.00pm). The above date is the next available intake but we also offer the following start dates:
|Term one||21 February - 15 April|
|Term two||2 May – 24 June|
|Term three||11 July - 2 September|
|Term four||12 September - 4 November|
Please note: There will be no classes on Otago Polytechnic holidays or public holidays. No classes during Easter week of 5 – 9 April.
- Monday classes: No classes 21st March (Otago Anniversary Day)
- Monday classes: No Classes 6th June (Queens Birthday)
- Monday classes: No classes 24th October (Labour Day)
$210 per term
There will be no refund once the classes have commenced. Classes are offered on the basis that enrolment is for the full course. Classes are non-refundable in the case of cancellations due to circumstances beyond our control.
What if I want to attend the same course next term?
If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the APPLY tab in the top right corner of this page).
Learners under 16
- We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class.
- If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
- ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class
- apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16
- ask your parent or guardian to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class.
This class will be run by Kiri Mitchell.
Kiri Mitchell is a lecturer in drawing and studio methodologies in the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. She holds an MFA from the DSA. Her research investigates the power relationships between men and women manifested through a critical feminist perspective on the abject.
Classes are held in the Printmaking workshops at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.
Go through the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St) and to the far end of the car park. The Printmaking workshops are in the building to your right.
The printmaking studio is very well-equipped and provides a safe and sociable working environment.
Class cost includes basic workshop materials such as rags, newsprint, solvent and screen cleaner, class equipment such as rollers, palette knives and squeegees, and the use of printing presses and screenprint tables.
It is advisable to bring an art kit with you including the usual suspects: pens (including black sharpie and fine line pens over 1mm - useful for drawing) pencils, a craft knife, scissors, glue stick along with any printmaking tools you like to use frequently. Paper for trials - Bockingford Pads in cartridge and watercolour (for intaglio) weight are useful.
Health and Safety Gear: Apron, gloves (thin disposable ones are useful for inking up and ordinary kitchen sink gloves are useful for cleaning surfaces/screens etc), closed in shoes.
Imagery/ideas – maybe you have a visual diary, a concept or some photos on your phone (for example). It is advisable to have a starting point or some idea of what you might want to explore beforehand because class time goes quickly.
Petty cash for items you may buy from art school/ photocopying costs etc
Good Suppliers for printmaking gear: Fine Art Papers, Christchurch for Fabriano and Tiepolo heavyweight print papers. Gordon Harris. Joe at Homeprint http://www.homeprint.co.nz/ (Yoshiharu Carving tools, Akua inks etc). Office Max (for white/trans and black oil-based inks. The Print Lab has a supply of other oil-based colours you are welcome to use) CCG Industries (Screenprint inks in large quantities – smaller quantities can be purchased through school or you can substitute screenprint ink for acrylic paint which you add a screen-printing paste/ acrylic screen printing medium which retards the drying of acrylic paint on the screen and reduces the risk of screen blocking).
Depending on what the tutor sets as the programme there may be other requirements – you will find out more on your first day! See you soon.
For enquiries, please email Artnightclass@op.ac.nz
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.