One of the most rewarding ways to experience a work of art is through direct contact with the object and understanding the creative process involved in its making. This one-day course delves into the materials and processes of printmaking, including woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and screen prints drawn from the Christie’s Education study collection.
The course will discuss editioning practices, proof marks and condition issues to provide participants with a complete overview of the business of printmaking. The day will consist of a morning lecture by associate professor Matthew Nichols, followed by an afternoon visit to the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop for a viewing of selected prints from their archive and a hands-on demonstration of lithography.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• An introduction to issues of connoisseurship and the production of printmaking including the different materials and creative processes available
• The common practices and challenges of printmaking and preparing prints for the market
• Professional tips and techniqueson lithography from a printmaking specialist