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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 February 2016

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 23rd February until Tuesday 22nd 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 25th February until Thursday 24th March, 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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 27th February, 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 March 2016

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

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

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

Drypoint Day

Saturday 19th March, 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 April 2016

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April, 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 Half Day Course

Tuesday 26th April until Tuesday 5th 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 28th April until Thursday 7th 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.

Printmaking Taster Day

Saturday 30th 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.

Starting in May 2016

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May, 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 21st May, 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 June 2016

Relief Print Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, 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.

Kitchen Lithography

Saturday 25th 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.

Handcrafted by Rock Kitchen Harris