Red Hot Press


We offer a broad range of scheduled courses and cater for complete beginners as well as those who want to refine their skills.

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The Foundation in Printmaking

If you are looking for a longer, more in-depth printmaking course, our Foundation in Printmaking Course may be just the thing. From September we are offering a daytime and evening course. We do currently have a limited number of spaces available on this course. For more information about The Foundation in Printmaking course visit the Foundation and Diploma page.

The Diploma in Printmaking

This is the next level course after The Foundation in Printmaking. Students need to have completed the Foundation course to attend this course. The course will revisit and build upon some of the techniques covered on The Foundation in Printmaking and in addition will cover Woodcuts and Sugar Lift techniques within Etching. For more information visit the Diploma in Printmaking course page.

Daytime course:

Wednesday afternoons for 30 weeks 11th September 2019 - 15th April 2020

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Courses until the end of September 2019

July 2019

Further Wood Engraving

Mondays 1:30pm - 4:30pm 1st - 22nd July £125 THREE SPACES LEFT!

Join Jutta Manser from the Society of Wood Engravers for this course aimed at people with some prior experience of the technique.

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Supervised Practice

Saturday 6th July 10am - 2pm £40

Supervised practice days are for people with some printmaking experience. These are not taught courses but there is technical support. Great if you want to produce your own work.

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Fabric printing weekend

13th - 14th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

Learn how to develop your ideas into a two colour lino block repeat pattern and print your design onto lengths of fabric and a cushion cover.

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Cardcuts weekend

27th - 28th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

Low tech but with bright and beautiful results. Armed with some simple materials such as mounting board a craft knife and some inspiration, come and enjoy spending the weekend exploring this versatile printing technique.

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August 2019

Artist talk - Ali Yanya

Friday 2nd August 7pm - 9pm

It’s always an absolute treat to hear Ali Yanya talk about his work and his influences. A great introduction to his work particularly for those attending his Masterclass. Not to be missed!

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Mezzotint Masterclass - Ali Yanya FULLY BOOKED!

3rd - 4th August 10am - 4:30pm £170

We are delighted to welcome Ali Yanya back to the workshop to teach a Masterclass in Mezzotint. This is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts in your imagery. Explore using a range of etching tools to create rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys in your final prints.

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Woodcut day

Saturday 17th August 10am - 4:30pm £75

Channel your inner Expressionist! Learn all the basics from planning an image to cutting and printing to produce a two-colour strikingly expressive print.

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Linocut and Letterpress weekend

31st August - 1st September 10am - 4:30pm £140

Spend the weekend working on a collaborative hand printed, hand bound book illustrated using linocut and letterpress. This course will suit people with some prior experience of linocutting.

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September 2019

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th September 10am - 2pm £40

Supervised practice days are for people with some printmaking experience. These are not taught courses but there is technical support. Great if you want to produce your own work.

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The Foundation in Printmaking

30 week course Mondays AM or Wednesday Evenings (TWO SPACES LEFT)

Starts 9th September. Now in its seventh year this course will make you a better printmaker. A course for those who are looking for a more in-depth printmaking experience.

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The Diploma in Printmaking

30 week course Wednesdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm - ONE SPACE LEFT!

Starts 11th September. For those who have completed The Foundation In Printmaking course. A course to refine and consolidate techniques leant on the foundation course.

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Screen Printing Weekend

14th - 15th September 10am - 4:30pm £140

Enjoy creating screen printed images. Using paper stencils to create bold, graphic backgrounds and a hand drawn stencil for your final colour for the detail of your image.

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Linocut - but not as you know it

21st - 22nd September 10am - 4:30pm £140

An experimental weekend of using linocut as a basis for monoprinting and caustic etching. A great opportunity to discover new ways to use traditional materials.

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Beginners and Improvers - 10 wk course - ONE SPACE LEFT!

Mondays 2pm - 4:30pm 23rd September - 25th November £250

An introduction and improver course all in one. Covering these techniques, Cardcuts, Drypoint, Linocutting, Monoprint and Etching.

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Scheduled courses

Our programme ranges from one or two day workshops that focus on a particular printmaking technique to longer courses for beginners and improvers and our Foundation in Printmaking that will make you an all round better printmaker.

Follow this link to download a booking form for courses and supervised practice sessions

Bespoke courses

We can arrange one-to-one tuition for individuals in specific printmaking techniques or tailored courses for groups of all levels in a wide range of techniques.

If you would like to find out more about bespoke courses or group bookings, call Sarah on 07790 870558 or Katherine on 07814 016563 to talk it through

1 2 1 tuition

We offer 1 2 1 tuition for individuals who require a focused session on a particular printmaking technique. In recent years we have worked with trainee teachers, tutors working in further and higher education and members of the public who are unable to attend our scheduled courses.
1 2 1 sessions can be booked on any day convenient to you when we do not have a scheduled course running. Contact us for prices and to discuss this further or to book 1 2 1 tuition.

Thank-you for a lovely afternoon last Monday, I really enjoyed it. I have now got a whole lot of ideas whirling around my head and I just need a block of uninterrupted time to execute them.
Quoted from a recent 1 2 1 participant.

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Beginners and Improvers course

An Introduction and Improver course all in one which covers Cardcuts, Drypoint, Etching, Linocutting and Monoprint. This very popular course is a great way to learn all the basics of these techniques. You will also become familiar with working in a print workshop and with using printmaking equipment and presses.

Afternoon course:

Mondays 10 weeks 23rd September - 25th November 2pm - 4:30pm £250