Want to try some printmaking, build your portfolio or have a go at making a book? We run a varied programme of exciting, creative courses in printmaking and related subjects. Our courses cover specific print techniques, such as Monotype, Hard Ground Etching or Linocut, include general workshop classes, link artists and printmakers, and include courses targeted at different age groups, such as our 14+ Print Workshop.
We like trying out different things at the studio; courses are often collaborations with friends and colleagues, book artists, illustrators and fashion designers. So, if you want to learn about printmaking, add to your existing skills or just have a fun (but challenging) time, have a look at courses coming up. From September, we have a series of talks and courses around the theme, Paper. These will explore different ways of using paper, ways in which paper can alter prints, how to make paper etc.
Sunday Taster Class, Sunday 3 July 2016 Two Colour Printing, 11- 4pm
Two Colour Printing, 11- 4pm
Cost: £48 a day. Materials extra.
A day of colour printing, experimenting with two plates printed together, or exploring colour through relief roll and chine collee. Use the day to play with existing plates, or make new plates to explore colour printing.
“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”.
“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, April 2015
"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, November 2015
* only one discount type per booking
Our Sunday Taster Classes are relaxed, fun and really creative. And there is usually some cake. Led by artist printmaker Michelle Avison, each session concentrates on one technique, to really explore what you can do with it. You will be amazed by how much work you achieve in just one session. The classes are a really good introduction to printmaking or fast intro to a new technique, a creative kick-start, and a lot of fun.
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!