Printmaking - Kitchen Sink Lithography (Cheney School) - Spring

Course code: QCXR619P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


7th Mar 2020 - 7th Mar 2020

Cheney School

Contact details

01235 555 585

This is a simple form of the traditional lithography process which is based on the premise that oil and water do not mix. Part of the attraction is that most materials including aluminium foil and cola can be sourced cheaply and you can practise at home. There is plenty of room for trial and error but this is part of the fun.
Note – White Spirit is used for cleaning up – sparingly!

The course will take you through the following stages:
• Prepare the plate
• Prepare the image
• Process the plate
• Preparing to print the plate
• Print the plate
• Clean up
You will learn how to deal with some of the pitfalls and how to manage your equipment and materials. If all goes to plan you will finish with some prints made from your plate, having has some fun!

You will need to bring the following:
• Disposable gloves (optional – your choice)
• 2 or 3 sponges (car sponges cut in half are the best option available from a well-known parts and accessories store).
• Kitchen paper towel
• Masking tape
• 2 litre Bottle of Cola (cheapest – regular or diet)
• Scissors
• Ideas to work from. These need to be drawings or photos ideally in black and white, which can be simplified.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Further printmaking courses or art courses
None. All welcome. Warning - Be aware that white spirit is used for cleaning up and the inks are oil based.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2019 prior to starting the course.
The fee of £9 includes an amount for materials provided by the College. These include, aluminium foil, litho crayon and marker pens, gum Arabic, printing inks, cleaning materials, paper and sundry items of equipment.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £100 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page under 'Info Centre' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £9.00

Total Cost: £51.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £9.00

Total Cost: £34.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.