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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.

Courses running at

Starting in August 2017

Silk Aquatint Weekend

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

Silk Aquatint (also referred to as Silk Mezzotint) is an inexpensive technique related to collagraph that can be used to create very painterly intaglio prints.

Carborundum Weekend

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August, 10am - 4pm

Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph process that can be used to create painterly intaglio prints which can be a low tech, safe alternative to etching.

PLYMOUTH : Intro to Printmaking Days

Saturday 19th August, 11am - 5pm

A chance to try three very different print techniques – mono printing, collograph and drypoint, as an introduction to the wonderful world of printmaking in the splendid surroundings of Royal William Yard.

Starting in September 2017

PLYMOUTH : Intro to Printmaking Days

Saturday 9th September, 11am - 5pm

A chance to try three very different print techniques – mono printing, collograph and drypoint, as an introduction to the wonderful world of printmaking in the splendid surroundings of Royal William Yard.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners / Improvers

Tuesday 19th September until Tuesday 17th 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 Half Day Course

Tuesday 19th September until Tuesday 28th 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 21st September until Saturday 30th December, 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 21st September until Thursday 19th 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.

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th 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.

Starting in October 2017

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th 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.

Kitchen Lithography

Saturday 21st October, 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.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners / Improvers

Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 28th 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 2017

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 2nd November until Thursday 30th 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.

Letterpress Your Christmas Cards

Saturday 11th November, 10.00am - 4.00pm

A Festive Special!

Learn the basics of letterpress to create bespoke Christmas cards on this one day course.

Lino Cut Weekend

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, 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.

Starting in December 2017

Printmaking Taster Day

Saturday 2nd December, 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.

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