4, 11, 18, 25 October 2022, 6.00- 9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £205. Ink and paper included

Learn how to make a hard ground etching, including preparing the plate, understanding etching times and how to build tone and pattern. Find out how to make corrections, additions and re-etch the plate, explore different inks, and learn how wiping the plate correctly can improve the resulting image.

Ideal for printmakers looking to expand their repertoire and learn more about how hard hard ground can be used in different ways, but equally a fun starting point for beginners to learn etching. Look out for the next course in the series, Tuesday Evening Class: Soft Ground Etching, starting on 8 November.


Saturday 8, 15, 22, 29 October & 5, 12, 19 and 26 November 2022,10.00-1.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £435. Includes all materials.

Location: In the studio

On this course over 8 mornings you will make a large woodcut and learn how to print it by hand. This will involve cutting and printing in more than one colour, using reduction methods and using the jigsaw technique- cutting the block into different pieces to print in different colours. You will learn how to ink large areas successfully and how to handle the paper to achieve excellent registration. You will look at work by Edvard Munch, Christine Baumgarten, Andrea Buttner, Christopher Le Brun and Tom Hammick. Rob has worked extensively with artist Tom Hammick on his ambitious and complex colour woodcuts and is an experienced printer of large colour woodcuts. You will find this course to be packed full of info and trade secrets for achieving ambitious and exciting images.



Sunday 16 October 2022, 1.30-4.30pm

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou

Cost: £55. Acrylic printing plates, paper and inks included.


A continuation to our drypoint class earlier in the summer. This time, try working in two colours. Working outside in the yard (weather permitting!) you will draw directly onto plastic drypoint plates. Chris will show you how to achieve a range of different colours and tones using drypoint techniques and overlapping the plates to achieve combinations of colour and markmaking. You will learn how to ink and print the plate to achieve the dark and smudgy lines characteristic of drypoint, and which Chris uses to such good effect in his own work.


1, 8, 15, 22 November 2022, 6.00- 9.00pm

Cost: £185. Etching plate extra, ink and paper included

Tutor: Rob White

New 4 weekly printmaking class on Tuesday evenings focussing on etching techniques. On this course, learn how to work with soft ground on an etching plate, including how to build tone and pattern through drawing and using textured materials. Learn how to alter, add to and re-etch the plate. Also explore different inks and learn how wiping the plate correctly can improve the resulting image. Look out for the next course in the series, Tuesday Evening Class: Soft Ground Etching, starting on 8 November



Sunday 13 November, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £58. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included

Monotype printmaking is a great introduction to printmaking. You will find out about inking a surface in order to make marks and print from it. It is a simple method to try out ideas, to work through drawings and explore image making, mark making and composition. On this 3 hour taster course you will find out how to make trace monotypes using different drawing tools and then how to print the reverse image from the plate - two prints for the price of one! Bring a sketchbook, images or photographs to work from.



Monday 6, 13, 20 December 2022, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £154. Paper and inks included

On this course over three evenings you will learn how to make an aquatint etching, including how to prepare the plate, apply the aquatint resin and how to achieve a range of tone using stop out varnish and a series of timed bites in the acid. In the final week you will concentrate on printing and learn some techniques for ensuring that you get the best print possible from the plate.













Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2023, 6.00- 9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £205. Ink and paper included.

White Ground and Spit Bite are great ways to make fluid and painterly marks on an etching plate. Working with the different techniques, and understanding how to incorporate them together with layers of aquatint, you will be able to achieve a wide range of tonal watercolour like effects on your etching plates. You will look at and discuss a range of print examples, learn how to prepare the etching plate and how to make and apply White Ground to create washy, painterly marks. In addition, you learn how to use spit bite to paint tonal marks into specific areas of the plate. The last week will be spent perfecting printing the plates. Rob White has a wealth of professional print experience and you will be amazed by how much difference you can make to your image by using a particular ink or wiping in a different ways to gain the most from the delicate tonal marks.

Paper and ink included. A5 etching plate available to buy.


Tuesday 7, 4, 21, 28 March 2023, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutors: Michelle Avison & Rob White

Cost: £205. Ink and paper included

Part of our series of evening classes focussing on specialist etching techniques. Michelle Avison will show some of her own work plus other examples of techniques that can be used to create interesting texture and pattern in etching. Techniques will include coarse aquatint, spray paint, salt and sugar in hard ground and marbling.


The next HAUSPRINT Etching Year starts on Monday 8 May 2023, 6.00- 9.00pm (40 weeks)

Cost: £2350 if paid in instalments/ £2200 discount paid in full/ £460 deposit to secure place

Tutors: Rob White, Michelle Avison, guest artists

The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is a unique opportunity to build your printmaking skills over the course of a year- it is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future whatever your starting point. You will be guided through a programme delivered in three parts. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have some experience and wish to further explore their printmaking practice. Drawing will underpin the course and we will encourage you to make drawings in all sorts of ways in order to build your confidence and explore and expand your ideas for making prints.

Please contact

Michelle Avison
t: 07946 854207
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for a full course description or see SLAUGHTERHAUS Etching Year for more information

Recording of this class is now available for £5. A link and materials list will be sent on receipt of payment.

Tutor: Eleanor Watson

In this session Ellie will describe and show a range of different materials and tools that can be used for making monotypes at home, with an opportunity to ask questions. It is recommended that you book this class before any of our other monotype courses so that you have the tools and materials necessary to get the most out of subsequent courses.