We offer a range of courses, suitable for beginners through to experienced printmakers. Try our Sunday Taster classes for short intense introductions to techniques, or look at our longer more specialist courses. All of our courses challenge and inspire, we will share with lots of information, enthusiasm and a wealth of specialist knowledge with you.

All classes taught by Rob White, who works as master printer for major London print studio Paupers Press, where he has printed editions for Grayson Perry, Tom Hammick and Damien Hirst.

Not happy with your prints? Think there may be more on the plate than is printing?

Working with experienced printer Rob White, you will find out how to make more of your etchings, and how to make professional decisions about wiping and adjusting your printing inks to achieve the best results from your plates. Each of the four classes is designed to help you with one aspect of inking and printing etching plates, from choosing inks, modifying ink, to changing the effect of your prints through the use of colour and chine collee.

Because different plates require different techniques to get the best results, the first four classes in the Secrets of the Print Studio series concentrate on etching, and you are invited to bring a range of etching plates to re-print and try out.

Advice will be given an paper preparation, on the best way to dampen paper, and on editioning and drying your prints. All inks and paper are included.

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Sunday 29 April, 2018, 11-4pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £70. Inks included. Paper available to buy or bring your own.

Work with artist Michelle Avison to explore monotype printmaking. Bring a sketchbook, drawings, photographs, found images or prints to work from and explore ways of developing your work using trace monotype, reductive techniques and stencils. Working from your personal resources, find out how to use the monotype process to develop your image making. We will explore the particular possibilities of water washable inks on this course.

A great follow on to Monotype 1


Tutor: Soomin Leong

Cost: £240. Includes woodblocks and paper.

This Japanese Woodcut course will take place over 3 alternate Saturdays, allowing time for you to develop your work and cut blocks in between the sessions. You will learn how to transfer your drawings to the blocks, cutting techniques using traditional tools, then how to ink and print the blocks with help to understand how to get the right combination of paste and ink, the right moisture in block and paper, and hand burnishing with the baren. The day will start with a look at some Japanese Woodblock prints and a discussion and a brief overview of the history of the technique, and the names and uses of the tools.

Soomin Leong trained in Singapore with Japanese Woodcut master Kitamura.


“it was lovely being in a studio environment with like minded people and with some one to guide us, who knew what they were doing but magically didn’t get in the way of us doing it for ourselves”.

"fantastic, approachable and knowledgeable guidance." Karen W, Cyanotype Taster, October 2017

"Hands-on and productive, nice to try something new and experiment." Sara T, Cyanotype Taster, October 2017

“I actually loved all of it. So great to have time to experiment stage by stage.” Stephanie Kennedy, Drypoint Taster.

“I enjoyed being guided through the technique yet with the freedom to be creative and experimental. I loved the excitement during the final printing. Endless varieties of tea, coffee and homemade muffins rounded it off perfectly.” Angela Mugglestone, Lino Taster

"The encouragement of experimentation and the varied techniques learnt in such a short space of time were great. The lovely summary at the end where we discussed each other’s work meant I felt the benefit of what the whole class had learnt and got ideas for what I might do next time." Lottie McCarthy, Collograph Taster.

  • Book two courses at the same time to qualify for a 10% discount

  • Bring a friend and each person qualifies for a 10% discount

  • Members qualify for a 10% discount on all courses

    * only one discount type per booking

  • Held every first Sunday of the month, this Printing Workshop day provides an opportunity to catch up on your printing, or to make new plates. Open to all Taster Course participants, members and any visiting printmakers with some experience. Technical advice and help on hand.

    The Young Printmakers Class provides a creative printmaking workshop for teenagers. Programmed to run prior to GCSE and A levels, the class offers a great opportunity to support school work or develop a portfolio for college applications. Come alone, or with an adult for fun quality time together!

    See images from previous courses on our archive page.