Courses

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.

Multiple dates

Technician: Matt Young

Cost: £70. 4 sessions/ 12 hours.

Open Access Print Workshop sessions, technician supported. Must have printmaking experience and be able to work independently.

 

Tuesday 6, 13, 20, 27 August, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 3,10,17, 24 September, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 November, 6.00-9.00pm


Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison, Rob White

Cost: £235, includes lino, inks and paper.

Inspired by The Grosvenor School linocuts showing in Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in June, you will learn how to make a multi colour linocut. You will look at examples of work by artists such as Sybil Andrews and use some of the same techniques to develop your prints. This will include planning the image over multiple blocks, how to register the different colours, mixing ink and printing by hand and on our Albion Press.

 


 

Saturday 24 August, 2019, 10.00-5.00pm

Tutor: Matt Young

Cost: £115. 4 places. All materials included.

Join studio artist Matt Young for this one day introduction to stone lithography. Learn about how to grain a stone, how to make a drawing using greasy drawing materials and how to process the stone ready for printing. Participants will work on shared stones to help each other to understand this complex but very rewarding printmaking process. You will take at least one print of your image and it will be possible arrange to come back to the studio afterwards to continue to print if you would like to.

If you have attended any previous Stone Lithography classes at SLAUGHTERHAUS, you can join this class to continue your practice, continue printing your stone and prepare and make more prints.

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Test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Print from test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018


Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30 August, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison, Rob White

Cost: £360

This four day course will take you on an exploration of prints and printmaking. It is designed to both give you inspiration from looking at artists' work, but also by giving you the opportunity to draw in and around London, to learn from looking at prints and the work of artist printmakers and to explore print technique by making a series of images across different techniques. Starting on day one with a visit to the Tate Prints and Drawings Room, you will look at artists who have been inspired by London, and at a range of different printmaking techniques. You will have the opportunity to draw directly in the Tate Gallery, and then, work outside next to the river and the Houses of Parliament directly onto drypoint plates.

 

 

On day 2, you will print the drypoint plates in different ways and alter and add to your images, including adding colour. You will also make a collagraph that can be printed later in the week

On day 3, you will make etching plates in response to the previous work and to the prints that you have looked at. You will make two plates that can be printed together or separately.

Day 4 will be spent reworking and adding to your plates and images to create your own finished series of prints. With plenty of one-to-one time with Michelle and Rob, you will make fantastic progress over the four days and a body of work to be proud of.

2, 9,16 & 23 September, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £360 (+ Materials). Includes all materials.

On this four day course you will make a very 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 Tom Hammick and is an experienced printer of large and complex woodcuts. You will find this course to be packed full of info and trade secrets for achieving fantastic images.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 14 September, 2019, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £54. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included.

Learn about monotype printmaking. Using water washable Caligo inks you will find out how to make trace monotypes, how to print the reverse image from the plate and how to make drawn and painterly marks into the ink. Working with water and oil, you will be able to experiment with the particular qualities of the inks and learn techniques you can continue to use at home and in the studio to develop your work further. Bring a sketchbook, images or photographs to work from.

 


“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.

See images from previous courses on our archive page.