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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 September 2018

Lino Cut Two Day Course

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 18th September until Tuesday 27th 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 18th September until Tuesday 16th 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 20th September until Thursday 29th 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 20th September until Tuesday 16th 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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 22nd September, 10am - 4pm

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

Starting in October 2018

Young Printmakers

Monday 1st October until Monday 12th November, 5-7.30pm

A 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.

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, 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.

Drypoint with Carborundum Day

Saturday 20th October, 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 October until Tuesday 27th 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 2018

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 1st November until Thursday 29th 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.

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 24th November, 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 December 2018

Letterpress Weekend - Text into Image

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, 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.

Screenprinting Tote Bags

Saturday 15th December, 10am - 4pm

To follow

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.

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

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February, 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.

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.

Starting in March 2019

Print and Animation Weekend

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

To Follow

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.

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