Outreach

Black Church Print Studio is open to working with individuals and groups in an outreach capacity.


Projects and workshops can be catered to individual needs, onsite at the Studio or offsite (where feasible). Also free guided studio tours can be arranged by appointment.

 

A child protection policy is in place for all projects in line with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017). This policy document is available upon request.


CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

 

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SAMPLE OUTREACH PROJECT:


Drypoint, Etching & Chine Colle

Studio 8: Irish Museum of Modern Art


This workshop was aimed at 15-18 year olds. Participants created an original print through the medium of drypoint, etching and chine colle. Chine colle roughly translates from French, chine = tissue and collé meaning glue or paste. "Chine" because the thin paper traditionally used in the process was imported to Europe from China, India and/or Japan.


Participants created their images on perspex (acetate), copper and aluminium using drypoint and etching processes of making incisions on the surface of plates, experimenting with a good variety of materials used in professional print studios. A whole range of tools was available such as roulettes, drypoints of differents types, burin and rockers.


The printing process included not only the usual etching paper but also a lightweight paper (as the Asian papers are referred to). This paper (usually colorful, texturized and of the same size of the plate) is placed between the plate and the etching paper resulting in a beautiful and accomplished chine colle.


No previous experience or skills was required as artist and mediators provided full assistance throughout the activity.

 

 


 

SAMPLE OUTREACH PROJECT:


Of Books and Buildings: Exhibition tour and printmaking

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation


A tour of the exhibition was followed by hands-on session of printmaking in the Education Room. Students had the opportunity to develop their own responses to the themes of the exhibition Of Books and Buildings through discussion, drawing and printmaking (monoprinting/drypoint). Professional printmakers from Black Church Print Studio facilitated the workshop using portable printing presses. The workshop also included a viewing of new short film about the Venice architecture exhibition and a free exhibition folio for all students.

 


 


TEACHER TRAINING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS


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THE IRISH TIMES SUPPLEMENT ON ART IN THE CLASSROOM FEATURING BLACK CHURCH PRINT STUDIO


The Irish Times supplement Art in the Classroom included a feature on printmaking at Black Church Print Studio. The article covered some basic introductory information on printmaking techniques for children, as well as providing a brief overview of printmaking history, and some examples of finished works by members of the studio.

Download the article from the column to the right of this page (PDF format)

 


 

FREE STUDIO TOURS CAN BE ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT


Contact the Studio to arrange your visit

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What is drypoint?
An Intaglio Drypoint plate can be made using a small sheet of clear plastic like acetate. A drawing is scratched onto the surface of this plastic sheet using something like a sharpened nail. This scratched surface is then inked up by dragging ink across it. This surface is then cleaned back so that the ink only stays in the scratched areas. It is printed using dampened cotton paper, which is put through a hand operated etching press. A number of limited edition prints can be printed onto cotton Fabriano paper and coloured using the Chine colle method as well as hand colouring.


What is Relief Printing?
Relief printing is a method used to make multiple images, in which ink is transferred under pressure to paper or another support by the raised parts of a prepared printing block, surface or texture. These can be produced using wood blocks, lino or styrofoam sheets.


What is monoprinting?
Monoprinting is a form of printing that uses only one colour or a single impression of an image that is from a reprintable block like metal plate. It is the only form of print making where images or lines can only be made once. One of the major characteristic of this technique is that no prints are alike.


 


FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT:

Hazel Burke (General Manager) - info@blackchurchprint.ie | +353 1 677 3629