Printmaking courses

Autumn and winter 2018 

PERMANENT STUDIO

Printmaking Wednesdays (starting on 12 September)
From 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Takes place on: 12.09, 19.09, 26.09, 03.10, 10.10, 17.10, 24.10, 14.11, 21.11, 28.11, 05.12, 12.12 and 19.12.
On Wednesdays, we open our printmaking studio to advanced printmakers. Participants can work at their own pace and with their preferred techniques. Printmaking is exciting because you can never be sure of the exact end result. The technique used may complete half of the image on its own or may offer solutions that the artist could not have come up with. In graphic art, you do not need to draw perfectly; instead, you should enjoy the process of creating something on your own in the company of others. The process is truly captivating and usually addictive. Prints can be made for many purposes: to be hung on a wall, to be sent as postcards or to be used as bookplates. In addition to paper printing techniques, you can try creating images on cloth (T-shirts, curtains, tablecloths and much more). Any idea can be realised.
Instructor: the graphic artist Lembe Ruben
Price 18 €
The course will be held in Estonian. Questions and explanations are also possible in Russian and English

PRINTMAKING COURSES
Drypoint and carborundum
On 05.09, 12.09 and 19.09 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Three-part printmaking course. Drypoint is one of the simplest printmaking techniques. The carborundum method adds texture and picturesqueness to the image.
Instructor: Lembe Ruben
Price 45 €

Etching
From 26.09 to 24.10, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Five-part printmaking course. An etching is an image that has been etched onto a printing plate with acid.
Instructor: Lembe Ruben
Price 75 €

Photographic printmaking
On 14.11 and 21.11, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Two-part printmaking course. Copy transfer and collagraphs can be used together with other printmaking techniques.
Instructor: Lembe Ruben
Price 30 €

Aquatint
On 28.11, 05.12, 12.12 and 19.12, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Four-part printmaking course. Aquatint is a surface etching technique.
Instructor: Lembe Ruben
Price 60 €

Silk screening workshop – Only 90s’ Kids Will Remember
On 01.12, 1–3 pm
Silk screening will be used to make unique and witty tote bags depicting different symbols of the 1990s. Tote bags with nostalgic designs can be perfect Christmas presents.
Instructor: Sandra Lääne
Price 18 € (includes one cloth tote)

Graphic Christmas cards in drypoint
On 08.12 , 1–3 pm
In the workshop, we will make graphic Christmas cards and get to know one of the most popular printmaking techniques: drypoint.
Instructor: Sandra Lääne
Price 15 €

The courses are suitable for anyone interested in graphic art who is at least 14 years of age.
The participation fee can be paid in advance with an invoice, or in cash or by bank card at the Kumu ticket counter before the start of the course. 

Information and registration: kumustuudiod@ekm.ee