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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 October 2016

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th 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.

Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 22nd October, 10am - 4pm

A useful introduction to screenprint using simple cut paper stencils and translucent colours. Photo stencils also available. Water based inks are quick drying and a pleasure to use.

Starting in November 2016

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 3rd November until Thursday 1st 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.

Relief Print Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November, 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 26th November, 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 December 2016

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, 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 January 2017

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 10th January until Tuesday 7th February, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 10th January until Tuesday 28th 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 12th January until Tuesday 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 12th January until Thursday 30th 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.

Printmaking Taster Day

Saturday 14th 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.

Screen to Screen - Photoshop to Screenprint

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, 10am - 4pm

This is a chance for people with little or no experience in Adobe Photoshop to begin to explore how Photoshop can be used in screenprinting. On day one you will learn how to scan and prepare your artwork, and manipulate it in Photoshop, and on day two you will screenprint your digitally prepared acetates using water based inks.

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