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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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  • Insights into Multi-Block Linocut

    Thursday 26th January, 10am-4pm.

    Explore transparent layering using the off-set key-block linocut technique in this one-day workshop. DEPW director Jeremy Speck’s artwork ranges from graphic imagery inspired by the German Expressionists through to geometric abstracts, where colours and shapes are overlaid to achieve a balanced composition. This one-day workshop with Jeremy is suitable for anyone keen to develop their linocutting skills, looking to add colour and depth to their images. An excellent opportunity to discover just how effective transparent layering can be and take your lino cuts into another direction.

  • Screen to Screen - Photoshop to Screenprint

    Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, 10am - 4pm.

    This is a chance for people with some experience in Adobe Photoshop to begin to explore how Photoshop can be used in screenprinting. On day one you will learn how to scan and prepare your artwork, and manipulate it in Photoshop, and on day two you will screenprint your digitally prepared acetates using water based inks.

  • Wet Ink on Wet Ink

    Thursday 2nd February, 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.

Latest Printmaking News

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  • New Course Descriptions

    Posted on Friday 4th November

    Now you can read fully fleshed out course descriptions when you are booking a course with Double Elephant.

  • The Exeter Portfolio

    Posted on Monday 17th October

    An opportunity to purchase beautiful limited edition prints handmade in Exeter. The Exeter Portfolio – a boxed collection of 15 unique images…

  • DE makes the front page of Exeter Living!

    Posted on Thursday 6th October

    Exeter Living’s front cover image has been created by Steve Manning, one of the members of Double Elephant Print Workshop. From Double Elephant’s Exeter studio, makers from all over Devon…

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