Monoprinting Landscape with artist Kate Walters


On this course you will explore some of the wildest and ancient parts of West Cornwall, and be shown by artist Kate Walters how to absorb the visual poetry of place and respond with drawings and notes. You will develop these studies and observations into monotypes back in the studio at Newlyn School of Art with Kate, learning how to get the best from various monotype techniques. You will be shown images of work by a range of landscape artists who like to respond to wild places and landscape poetry created by indigenous peoples.

This course will help partcipants to exploit the versatile and experimental possibilities of monotype using positive and negative processes (adding and subtracting) and working with line and/or areas of colour/tone. Most fundamentally you'll have one or more smooth surfaces such as sealed card or pvc on which you either paint an image - then pressing a piece of paper onto it, make a one-off print (which can be worked into afterwards) or, you'll ink up a sealed flat surface with ink using a roller, then drop a piece of paper onto it, before drawing using linear marks to create another one-off image. You will be able to combine techniques and work across all the ways of working with monotype. It is portable and we will take small pieces of sealed card with us into the landscape on our walks...

This course focusses on the exciting possibilities of monoprinting without a press to enable students to continue with what they have learnt after the course.

Kate finds great inspiration for her work in wild places where the human psyche has not imposed itself too much. She loves to visit the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland to walk, write, and draw. Her recent book 'Iona Notebooks' has sold out and a new edition, 'Shetland Notebooks', is in preparation.

This course involves a considerable amount of walking, with natural breaks to respond creatively to the beauty of the landscape through drawing and writing and as such requires a reasonable level of fitness. Bring walking boots and for those who prefer to use them you may bring walking poles and a small back pack to carry a few materials and a sketchbook provided by the art school. All art/studio materials will be provided.

Kate Walters also teaches on our one year Mentoring course.


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Kate Walters

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW and various coastal locations in West Cornwall.

Newlyn School of Art, the Old Board School Newlyn TR18 5AW.

Transport to the various locations in West Cornwall visited during the course is provided.

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

All materials are provided by the school. Please bring old clothes to paint in. Walking boots, a hat in case of particularly good weather, warm and waterproof clothes. Please bring something light to sit on while outside such as a small cushion, sit mat or rolled up fleece. The tutor has suggested that walking poles would be useful for this course.

Please bring a packed lunch

£525.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole Guesthourses, B and B, Hotels, Cottages and Hostels

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

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