Serigraphy and collagraphy course
1° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
Prof. Sławomir Ćwiek - Head of the Mixed Techniques Studio
Assistant: Paweł Kwiatkowski, MA
The programme of the course is prepared in such a manner that it is appropriate for participants who have experience in graphic art and those who are beginners in the field. Serigraphy and collagraphy are techniques which offer different, and in many aspects, even opposing ways of copying the image, thanks to which participants who possess different predispositions, skills and stylistic preferences will have a chance to find the most suitable means of expression.
The course is divided into three stages:
Stage 1 - Presentation of both techniques
- the main aspects of serigraphy including: preparing stencils by manual and photochemical methods, monochromatic and multi-colour printing including reductive printing;
- the main aspects of collagraphy including: preparing a matrix, the most commonly used materials and tools, copying with the use of relief and intaglio techniques and the use of both methods at the same time.
Stage 2 - participants prepare their design taking into account the requirements of the chosen technique and plan their working method. If need arises and the projects allow it, it will be possible to combine both techniques.
Stage 3 – participants prepare two graphic works each in a selected technique according to their own artistic concept.
During the course participants will be provided with conditions necessary for creative activity and experiments based on the wide range of means of expression available in serigraphy and collagraphy.
The expected result of the course will be the creation of graphic works, technically correct and original in style, which will bring satisfaction, first and foremost to the artists themselves, but also to the teachers running the course.
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
IN COOPERATION WITH:
International Art Centre KAUS Urbino
Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi
Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi