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Courses & Workshops

Our courses are open to people of all ages and abilities. They are listed below and linked to our booking website, where you will also find documents with full course descriptions . Courses are bookable approximately six months in advance, so check back here for courses later in the year.

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 December 2018

Learn to Screenprint Tote Bags

Saturday 15th December, 10am - 4pm

A good introduction to screenprint. Spend the day gaining an insight into screen printing, and go away with Tote bags of your own design – great Christmas presents!

Starting in January 2019

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th January, 10am - 4pm

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

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 15th January until Tuesday 12th February, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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 Half Day Course

Tuesday 15th January until Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am-12.30pm or 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 17th January until Thursday 14th February, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 17th January until Thursday 28th March, 10am - 4pm

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays (with a Half Term break)

Immerse yourself in a full day’s printmaking. Learn about all aspects of fine art printmaking and develop individual projects. These friendly and supportive sessions will be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.

Intro to Printmaking Day

Saturday 26th January, 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 February 2019

Photo Etching Day

Saturday 16th February, 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.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 26th February until Tuesday 26th March, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 28th February until Thursday 28th March, 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.

Starting in March 2019

Print and Animation Weekend

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March, 10am - 4pm

To Follow

Lino Cut Weekend

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March, 10am - 4pm

Try out a range of relief print 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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 23rd March, 10am - 4pm

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

Starting in April 2019

Intro to Printmaking Day

Saturday 6th April, 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.

Drypoint with Carborundum Day

Saturday 27th April, 10am - 4pm

Drypoint is a direct way of working on metal or Perspex plate which is printed “intaglio” – like an etching. The process lends itself to lively, expressive mark making, using needles, roulettes, sandpapers and power tools. Carborundum adds an additional dynamic to your mark-making repertoire.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 30th April until Thursday 6th June, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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 Half Day Course

Tuesday 30th April until Tuesday 16th July, 9.30am-12.30pm or 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.

Starting in May 2019

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 2nd May until Thursday 6th June, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 2nd May until Thursday 18th July, 10am - 4pm

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays (with a Half Term break)

Immerse yourself in a full day’s printmaking. Learn about all aspects of fine art printmaking and develop individual projects. These friendly and supportive sessions will be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 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.

Intro to Linocut day

Saturday 18th May, 10am - 4pm

Lino cut offers a range of style possibilities from strong simple forms to sophisticated multi layered complexity. This course with Jeremy Speck will introduce you to some of the basics of this approach and is a good introduction to printmaking for beginners or those looking to revisit rusty skills.

Starting in June 2019

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 11th June until Tuesday 16th July, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 13th June until Thursday 18th 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.

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.

Starting in July 2019

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 27th July, 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 September 2019

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, 10am - 4pm

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

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 17th September until Tuesday 26th November, 9.30am-12.30pm or 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.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 17th September until Tuesday 15th October, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 19th September until Thursday 17th October, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 19th September until Thursday 28th November, 10am - 4pm

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays (with a Half Term break)

Immerse yourself in a full day’s printmaking. Learn about all aspects of fine art printmaking and develop individual projects. These friendly and supportive sessions will be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.

Photo Etching Day

Saturday 28th September, 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.

Starting in October 2019

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 1st October until Thursday 28th November, 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.

Lino Cut Weekend

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

Try out a range of relief print 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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 19th October, 10am - 4pm

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

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 29th October until Tuesday 26th November, 6.30 - 9.00pm

A new 5 week course on Tuesdays to enable you to develop skills in screenprinting over a period of evening sessions. 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.

Starting in November 2019

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November, 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.

Drypoint with Carborundum Day

Saturday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm

Drypoint is a direct way of working on metal or Perspex plate which is printed “intaglio” – like an etching. The process lends itself to lively, expressive mark making, using needles, roulettes, sandpapers and power tools. Carborundum adds an additional dynamic to your mark-making repertoire.

Starting in December 2019

Print Your Own Christmas Giftwrap and Tags

Thursday 12th December, 10am - 4pm

A festive day for beginners to printmaking and those with some experience. Wow your family with handmade wrapping paper and gift tags in your own unique design.

Starting in January 2020

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January, 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.

Handcrafted by Rock Kitchen Harris