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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 July 2014

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.

Summer Special - Screenprint a T Shirt

Thursday 31st July, 10am - 4pm

This workshop will teach you how to screen print onto a T-shirt using paper cut stencils. A fun, experimental workshop using bright water based inks.

Starting in August 2014

Collagraph Summer School - Collagraph Masterclass

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August, 10am - 4pm

You’ll work with two tutors, both collagraph enthusiasts, in styles ranging from subtle drawing techniques to sculptural, bold and painterly plates.

Collagraph Summer School - Carborundum

Saturday 9th August, 10am - 4pm

Explore the use of carborundum to add areas of tone, texture or colour in this exciting new workshop.

Collagraph Summer School - Colour Viscosity

Sunday 10th August, 10am - 4pm

A unique method of creating multicoloured prints using just one plate at a time. Bring your old or new collagraph and embossed plates to life with this fun fine-art technique.

Summer Special - Screenprinting onto Fabric

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th August, 10am - 4pm

A workshop for beginners to learn how to screen print onto small pieces of fabric using cut out paper stencils and photo stencils.

Starting in September 2014

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Afternoon Course

Tuesday 23rd September until Tuesday 2nd December, 1.00 - 4.00pm

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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 25th September until Thursday 4th December, 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 25th September until Thursday 23rd October, 6.30 - 9.00pm

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

Printmaking Taster Day

Saturday 27th September, 10am - 4pm

Fancy getting creative but don’t know where to start? This introductory day will give you a taste of what printmaking has to offer and the confidence to develop your interest further.

Starting in October 2014

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October, 10am - 4pm

Explore ways of combing photographic, digital and drawn imagery. Designs are transferred from transparencies then printed the same way as etchings. An amazing variety of possibilities without the use of acids.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 25th October, 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 November 2014

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 4th November until Saturday 6th December, 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 6th November until Thursday 4th December, 6.30 - 9.00pm

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

Relief Print Weekend

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, 10am - 4pm

Lino cut offers a range of style possibilities from strong simple forms to sophisticated multi layered complexity. Come prepared to experiment with different methods of mark making and approaches to colour. The use of other materials such as card and wood can also be explored.

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm

Give this year’s Christmas cards that personal touch by making your own on this festive course.

Starting in December 2014

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December, 10am - 4pm

An accessible and versatile print process using collaged textures. A variety of textures, paints and carborundum available. The scope for colour experimentation is endless – including the exciting viscosity printing.

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