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Working from our Exeter City centre base, across Devon and beyond, Double Elephant Print Workshop offers courses, resources and support to professional printmakers, artists and beginners alike.

We are passionate about printmaking and its possibilities. Our aim is to encourage creativity and artistic development through a friendly and welcoming approach.

Take a look around to find our more about our printmaking courses, our fully equipped studio, or becoming a member.

Upcoming Printmaking Courses

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  • Kitchen Lithography

    Saturday 22nd June, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

    An introduction to the principles of lithography using aluminium foil and fizzy cola. Make multiple copies of a two or three colour print – ideal for cards or just for fun.

  • Wet Ink on Wet Ink

    Thursday 27th June, 10am - 4pm .

    A painterly approach to relief print with Simon Ripley.
    This workshop will demonstrate an approach to lino and mdf monoprinting on Japanese papers that is typical of prints made by DEPW director Simon Ripley. Course participants will be introduced to a free and spontaneous way of making linocuts that sweep away many of the conventions of traditional relief printing. The prints are predominantly monotypes but multiples and variants can be made. We will be printing by hand onto Japanese paper and cutting into lino and MDF – which can be physically demanding.
    An essential part of the process is that wet ink is printed directly on to previous layers of wet ink on the paper and so a rich patina and uneven coloured surface is produced…. “happy accidents” are key through an intuitive and generally abstract approach.

  • Practical Colour Mixing for Printmakers

    Thursday 11th July, 10am - 4pm .

    Getting to know your inks and how to achieve the results you want.
    Practical exercises to build your knowledge base and confidence to mix your own colours. One day workshop for practising printmakers.

Latest Printmaking News

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  • Help us Unlock the Power of Printmaking!

    Posted on Wednesday 17th October

    We are relaunching POP in Devon in 2019 and we are appealing to our members, friends and course goers to help us by making a cash donation to our new fundraiser which will be doubled by the AHSW Catalyst Fund.

  • Vote for Us!

    Posted on Tuesday 25th September

    Fiona Lovell, our Outreach Coordinator, is very proud to have been a co-investigator on the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded Climate Stories project.  The project was such as success that it has been nominated for >>

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