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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.

Gift vouchers also available.

Or if you are a printmaker with some experience, you might like to become a member.

Starting in October 2019

Monoprint Day

Saturday 19th October, 10am - 4pm

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

Kick Start Your Creativity

Thursday 31st October until Thursday 28th November, 10am - 4pm

Whether you are returning to art or just wanting to get your creative juices flowing, this series of 5 workshops could be just what you are looking for.

Starting in November 2019

Letterpress Weekend - Text into Image

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

Extra date added by popular demand! 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.

Drypoint with Chine Collè / Drypoint with Carborundum

Saturday 23rd November, 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. We alternate workshops to incorporate the use of Chine Collè or Carborundum to add interest to your work.

Starting in December 2019

Etching Club

Thursday 5th December, 10am - 4pm

Supported Etching time with Lynn Bailey.
Technical support available. Some previous experience of Acrylic Resist Etching essential.

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, 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.

Print Your Own Christmas Giftwrap and Tags

Thursday 12th December, 10am - 4pm

A festive day for beginners to printmaking and those with some experience. Wow your family with handmade wrapping paper and gift tags in your own unique design.

Starting in January 2020

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January, 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Half Day Course

Tuesday 14th January until Tuesday 24th 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.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 14th January until Tuesday 11th February, 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 16th January until Thursday 26th 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 16th January until Thursday 13th 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.

Monoprint Day

Saturday 25th January, 10am - 4pm

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

Starting in February 2020

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February, 10am - 4pm

All the expressive mark-making typical of traditional etching without the use of harmful organic solvents.

Easy Printmaking - Cyanotype Printing

Saturday 22nd February, 10am - 1pm

Popular with photographers and printmakers alike, cyanotype is delightfully easy and effective. With George Barron.

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 25th February until Tuesday 24th March, 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 27th February until Thursday 26th March, 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.

Starting in March 2020

Lino Cut Weekend

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March, 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.

Drypoint with Chine Collè / Drypoint with Carborundum

Saturday 28th March, 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. We alternate workshops to incorporate the use of Chine Collè or Carborundum to add interest to your work.

Starting in April 2020

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 21st April until Tuesday 19th May, 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 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.

Printmaking 10 Week Day Course

Thursday 23rd April until Thursday 2nd July, 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 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.

Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 25th April, 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 May 2020

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.

Kitchen Lithography

Saturday 23rd May, 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 June 2020

Screen Print Evening Classes - Beginners/ Improvers

Tuesday 2nd June until Tuesday 30th June, 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 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.

Letterpress Weekend - Text into Image

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June, 10am - 4pm

Extra date added by popular demand! 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.

Photo Etching Day

Saturday 27th June, 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 July 2020

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, 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.

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, 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.

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