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Courses & Workshops

Our courses are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished artist we can help you to learn most methods of printmaking or develop your existing skills.

The teaching is friendly, supportive and directed towards personal development.

We promote a clean and environmentally friendly approach to printmaking aiming at all times to minimise the use of solvents and other harmful chemicals.

You’ll find more details on types of printmaking here but we are always happy to discuss the courses on offer and recommend a suitable course for you. Just get in touch.

Or if you are a printmaker with some experience, you might like to become a member.

Starting in April 2014

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 24th April until Thursday 3rd July, 10am - 4pm

In these lively and supportive groups participants have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of fine art printmaking and develop individual projects.Suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 24th April until Thursday 22nd May, 6.30 - 9.00pm

5 Week Beginners Evening Classes – A fantastic introduction to a range of printmaking techniques. Ideal to kick-start a new interest or revisit rusty skills.

Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 26th April, 10am - 4pm

A useful introduction to screenprint using simple cut paper stencils and translucent colours. Photo stencils also available. Water based inks are quick drying and a pleasure to use.

Starting in May 2014

Letterpress Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, 10am - 4pm

Come and play with basic letterpress techniques. In this two-day course you will familiarise yourself with our adana presses and some of the equipment, terms and processes used in this popular form of printmaking.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 24th May, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Explore drawn and painterly techniques plus the use of textures and other materials in creating unique and expressive prints.

Starting in June 2014

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 3rd June until Tuesday 1st July, 6.30 - 9.00pm

5 Week Improvers Evening Classes – Whether you have just done a little printmaking or quite a lot – there is always more to learn.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 5th June until Thursday 3rd July, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A fantastic introduction to a range of printmaking techniques. Ideal to kick-start a new interest or revisit rusty skills.

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, 10am - 4pm

All the expressive mark-making typical of traditional etching without the use of harmful organic solvents.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 21st June, 10am - 4pm

An introduction to the fine graphic skills traditionally associated with book illustration. Learn how to adapt your designs for wood engraving. Suited to those who enjoy detail and controlled cutting.

Starting in July 2014

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July, 10am - 4pm

Techniques on offer range from simple cut paper stencils, to highly versatile and surprisingly easy photo stencils. Water based inks are quick drying and a pleasure to use.

Teacher Twilight - Printmaking without a press

Tuesday 8th July, 4.30pm - 7.00pm

Come and get lots of tips of how to use printmaking in classroom, without using a press. Ideal for those new to printmaking or those in need of renewed inspiration.

Drypoint Day

Saturday 26th July, 10am - 4pm

A direct way of working on metal or Perspex plate. The process lends itself to lively, expressive mark making, using needles, roulettes, sandpapers and power tools.

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