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Printmaking in Education Settings

“It was a fantastic day, students and the staff really enjoyed it!  The work is stunning and you both did an excellent job… the students are still talking about it. Thankyou.” Sam Eyres, Coombeshead College Devon AST Art & Design / Digital Media


We bring our portable presses and all the materials needed for fine art printmaking in your school, college or nursery. We work regularly with children and young people of all abilities from Early Years through to A-Level. Our expert tutors are also professional artists who bring a perfect combination of the creative and the technical.

Printmaking supports:
Creative and artistic development
Curriculum delivery through themed workshops
Social and Emotional learning (SEAL)
Gifted and talented groups
Portfolio development

Printmaking is adaptable to any age or ability and provides individual and/or collective outcomes that will be valued.

Workshops can cover a range of printmaking processes. See our demo videos and our recent projects for ideas.

Mono-printing is the most accessible form of printmaking as it is very immediate and offers great scope for experimentation and change of direction to produce a varied collection of prints. The use of textures, stencils and wiping techniques offer endless opportunities and each print is unique.

Collagraph is a print technique suited to a more sustained development of a collaged printing plate with great scope for textural development. Multiple and varied prints can be produced by varying the colour and means of ink application.

Drypoint prints are created by scoring or scratching marks into acrylic sheet. Multiple and varied prints can be produced by inking a single plate differently. The emphasis is on line and tone.

Linocut Areas of the lino are cut away to create an image. The surface is then inked and printed. The image is reavealed as the contract between the surface printed area and the paper.

Screen Printing Ink is pushed through a mesh screen to which a stencil has been applied. Each colour is printed separately using different stencils to built up an image.

We have also had good results with Print into Animation.

The cost of a half day workshop is from £130 and a full day workshop is £250-£475, depending on group size and the materials used. Workshops can be one-off or part of a series of developmental sessions. Workshops can also be built into more wide-ranging projects working across sites.

Call our Schools Coordinator, Fiona Lovell, for an informal chat on 07796 862439 or email outreach@doubleelephant.org.uk

Teacher Training
We also offer in-school teacher training for printmaking (beginners and refreshers), this can be with or without using a press. Or join one of our Teacher Twilight sessions run on-site at Double Elephant Print Workshop, see Courses & Workshops for our latest sessions. 


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