RACHAEL KANTARIS

Due to the nature of printmaking, the courses I run are for relatively small groups. This allows for a high level of support so I can tailor the processes to suit individual artists’ ideas. I am very hands on, teaching through demonstrations, but within this structure, encourage students’ freedom in the way they apply these techniques to their own practice. I’m dynamic in my teaching methods and always have lots of fun. I find it incredibly exciting and enjoy the adventure of such a productive and creative environment.

My own practice is split between etching and painting. My multi plate etchings involve a process of layering, stripping back, editing and adding again which is also how I paint. It’s as much a process of unearthing an image as it is building it up. This push and pull is both exciting and torturous. I hope my work has a physical presence which although autonomous, is still firmly rooted in a sense of place or a tangible experience. I am also fascinated by colour and find etching the perfect medium for exploring its relationships.

 


Painterly Printmaking 12/02/2020

£275

Explore a creative and experimental approach to a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraph. Taught by Rachael Kantaris, a highly experienced print maker and painter, she will share with you the versatility of combining these printing methods. You will work on etching print presses in the Porthmeor Print workshop, to create multi-layered painterly prints.


SUNDAY CLUB - Printmaking 22/03/2020

£10

This is a Kids Art Club like no other, where children get to work on easels and use the same high art quality materials as our adults courses. They are taught by experienced artist tutors and start to take their first steps as Young Artists. 

In this session, the chidren will explore the fundamentals of printmaking with talented print-maker Rachael Kantaris, and come away with some stunning prints of their own.


Mini Art Foundation - Printmaking 22/03/2020

£10

Learn new printmaking techniques for creating your own professional looking prints with artist Rachel Kantaris. Understand the process, tools and materials of printmaking and learn how to make your compositions eye catching and effective. Build on skills learnt in the previous term but also suitable for new comers.

This is part of St Ives School of Painting’s Mini-Foundation for 13-18's, a series of artist led workshops designed to help you find out what makes you tick as a young artist.

Book just this session OR for the term and get a session free.
 


Painterly Printmaking 17/06/2020

£285

Explore a creative and experimental approach to a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraph. Taught by Rachael Kantaris, a highly experienced print maker and painter, she will share with you the versatility of combining these printing methods. You will work on three print presses in the Porthmeor Print workshop, to create multi-layered painterly prints.


Painterly Printmaking 24/02/2021

£285

Explore a creative and experimental approach to a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraph. Taught by Rachael Kantaris, a highly experienced print maker and painter, she will share with you the versatility of combining these printing methods. You will work on etching print presses in the Porthmeor Print workshop, to create multi-layered painterly prints.