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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 November 2014

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm

Give this year’s Christmas cards that personal touch by making your own on this festive course.

Starting in December 2014

Collagraph Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th 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.

Starting in January 2015

Screenprint Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th 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 13th 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Tuesday 13th January until Tuesday 10th 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 15th January until Thursday 26th March, 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.

An Introduction to Printmaking - Beginners

Thursday 15th January until Thursday 12th 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.

An Introduction to Wood Engraving

Saturday 24th January, 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 February 2015

Letterpress Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February, 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Tuesday 24th February until Tuesday 24th 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.

Improvers Evening Class

Thursday 26th 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.

Drypoint Day

Saturday 28th February, 10am - 4pm

A direct way of working on metal or Perspex plate. The process lends itself to lively, expressive mark making, using needles, roulettes, sandpapers and power tools.

Starting in March 2015

Acrylic-Resist Etching Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March, 10am - 4pm

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

Printmaking Taster Day

Saturday 14th March, 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.

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 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.

Starting in July 2015

Explore Creative Riso Printing

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July, 10am- 4pm

Join Nick Davies, artist and risograph printer for a two day session exploring the risograph printing process. Bridging the gap between laser print and screenprint, Riso has its own unique dynamic.

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.

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