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The Proof is in the Printing: Ink

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

Draw, impress and transfer. Add and subtract ink. Learn to make Monoprints and Monotypes and gain an insight into some very effective methods and techniques for producing a print.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge required.

Special Infomation

Essential materials you will need to bring to the first class:

· Apron or old shirt



Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in course fee:

· Printing press, printing inks, monoprint and monotype sheets to print from


Materials and equipment available for purchase during the course: 

· N/A


Essentials materials and equipment students will need to provide themselves:

· Sketchbook or other visual reference material


Additional recommended materials and equipment students can provide:

· Paper collage materials

· Colour papers

· Pritt/glue stick

Content of Course

Students will be introduced to a selection of relevant artists’ works in the medium of Monoprint and Monotype

Students will learn to apply and manipulate printing ink to produce a selection of their own printed images using the Monoprint and Monotype printmaking techniques.

Teaching method(s)

Teaching will be based in the COL Art and Design Short Courses G9/G10 studios at Thomson’s Land

1. The tutor will give a brief slide presentation showing relevant examples of Monoprints and Monotype prints  by a selection of Artists

2. The tutor will demonstrate how to produce a Monoprint by hand

3. The tutor will demonstrate how to produce a Monotype print using a printing press.

4. Both techniques will include a demonstration by the tutor on the correct application of printing ink to a zinc/acetate plate using a selection of methods prior to printing.

5. Students will then proceed to produce their own Monoprints and Monotypes under supervision by the tutor.

6. Students will be able to take their prints home with them at the end of the Taster.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this taster course, students should be able to:

Use a selection of tools, inks and machinery confidently to produce a selection of their own images in print using simple printmaking techniques in a Print Studio.


Web Sources

Ken Currie Monotypes at the Glasgow Print Studio


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.