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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.

Courses running at

Starting in July 2015

Screen to Screen - Photoshop to Screenprint

Tuesday 14th July until Thursday 16th July, 10am - 4pm

Double Elephant has teamed up with Phoenix Digital for this two day course. Learn how to scan and prepare your artwork, and manipulate it in Adobe Photoshop, before screenprinting your digitally prepared acetates on a range of different items from Posters to T-Shirts, using water based inks.

Masterclass - Screenprinting with Collage, the Rough and Tumble

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, 10am-4pm

Robert Manners will work with you to translate the impact of collage into print, the emphasis being on the building up of layers, edges and areas of colour.

Starting in September 2015

Letterpress Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 22nd September until Tuesday 1st December, 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.

Printmaking 11 Week Day Course

Thursday 24th September until Thursday 3rd December, 10am - 4pm

There’s an exciting new addition to this course, for one term only. Sign up and join us on our Redefining Print Symposium in week 8!

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 24th September until Thursday 22nd 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 26th September, 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 October 2015

Studio Open Day

Saturday 3rd October, 10am - 4pm

Your chance to visit our print studio & see what Double Elephant Print Workshop is all about.

Plus you’ll be part of the UK’s nationwide Big Draw Day. Try out unusual drawing materials & methods or a simple printmaking technique. And we’ll construct a giant paper object!

Suitable for 12 to adult. This is a free event but we’ll be taking contributions towards materials.

Young Printmakers

Monday 5th October until Tuesday 10th November, 5-7.30pm

A brand new six-week course for 14-18 year olds!

A fun way to learn in detail a range of printing processes and make images that will build on your understanding of art and develop your technical skills. This will be a fun and friendly small group where we look at monoprints, collagraph, drypoint, screen print and more, catering for individual ideas, aims and projects.

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

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

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

Drypoint Day

Saturday 24th October, 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.

Starting in November 2015

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 3rd November until Tuesday 1st 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 5th November until Thursday 3rd December, 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.

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November, 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.

Redefining Print : The Symposium

Thursday 19th November, 10am - 4pm

Join us for a day-long Symposium to explore the Redefining Print project and its wider context. Speakers will include Jo Stockham, Head of Printmaking Royal College of Art, John Phillips, Director of London Print Studio and the commissioned writer for “Redefining Print”, Carolyn Black of Flow Projects.

Starting in December 2015

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, 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.

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