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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 April 2015

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 21st April until Tuesday 30th June, 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

Tuesday 21st April until Tuesday 19th May, 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 Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 23rd April until Thursday 21st May, 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 23rd April until Thursday 2nd July, 10am - 4pm

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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 25th April, 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 May 2015

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, 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.

Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 16th May, 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 June 2015

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 2nd June until Tuesday 30th June, 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 4th June until Thursday 2nd July, 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.

Relief Print Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 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 27th 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.

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 November 2015

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.

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