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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 which uses Paypal for payments (you don’t need a Paypal account to pay via Paypal). 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 May 2017

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th 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 27th 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 2017

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners / Improvers

Tuesday 6th June until Tuesday 4th July, 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 8th June until Thursday 6th 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.

Lino Cut Weekend

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 24th June, 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 July 2017

Letterpress Weekend - Text into Image

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, 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.

Starting in September 2017

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.

Screen to Screen - Photoshop to Screenprint

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, 10am - 4pm

This is a chance for people with some 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.

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.

Starting in November 2017

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.

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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