Red Hot Press

Courses

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

Take a look at our course programme

We also offer school visits, inset training or continuing professional development. To find out more, please visit our outreach and professional development pages.

Courses until September

April 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st April

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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Reduction Lino Course Weds 4wks

5th - 26th April 10am - 1pm £110

Learn all the steps of making a colour linocut using the reduction or ‘cut-to-waste’ method. Experiment with overlaying colours and blended inks to make bold and beautiful prints.

 

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Photo Screenprint Weekend - Fully Booked!

8th - 9th April 10am - 4:30pm £120

Beginning with hand-cut paper stencils to lay down bold, base background colours on your images then overprinting a high contrast photographic stencil to add detail and pull your image together.

 

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Beginners and Improvers Weds 10wks

19th April - 28th June 7pm - 9:30pm £235

An introduction and improver course all in one which covers Cardcuts, Drypoint, Linocutting and Monoprinting. This course is a great way to learn all the basics of these techniques.

 

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Drypoint and Collagraph Weekend - Two Spaces Left!

22nd - 23rd April 10am - 4:30pm £120

Creating images using drypoint techniques to give areas of line and tone. Then combining this with collagraph elements to add rich colours and textures to your images.

 

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Printmaking and Bookbinding Weekend

29th - 30th April 10am - 4:30pm £120

A short course introducing the world of artists’ books. Spend the weekend using a variety of printmaking techniques to illustrate your own concertina book.

 

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May 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 6th May

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Linocuts Day Fully Booked!

Sunday 7th May

This course is ideal for people who want to take their first steps in linocutting. Learn all the basics of planning, cutting and printing and leave with a small edition of unique prints.

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Artists Talk with Dale Devereux Baker

Friday 19th May 7pm - 9pm £5 members £10 non members

An opportunity to view a selection of Dale’s work and to hear him talk about his work and influences. A great introduction to his work particularly for those attending his Masterclass.

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Caustic Etching with Lino Masterclass One space left!

20th - 21st May 10am - 4:30pm £150

We are delighted to welcome Dale Devereux Barker back to the workshop for this masterclass in Caustic Lino Etching. This course is ideal for printmakers who are already working in lino and want to push their practice a bit further.

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June 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd June

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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Drypoint Day inspired by David Hockney

Sunday 4th June 10am - 4:30pm £70

Discover the delights of drypoint printing looking at the work of David Hockney as inspiration. Using a range of drypoint tools to create lively images and monoprinting to add bright colours.

 

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Screenprinting - Mondays

4 weeks 5th -26th June - 10am - 1pm £120

This course is a thorough grounding in screenprinting covering adapting images, stencil making, colour mixing and printing techniques. You will leave the course with a selection of screenprints.

 

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Linocut for Beginners

Wednesdays 4 weeks 7th - 28th June 10am - 1pm £110

This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn about linocutting from the beginning. Working through a series of useful exercises to help you plan, cut and print successful prints.

 

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Collagraph Landscapes Weekend

10th - 11th June 10am - 4:30pm £130

Discover the potential of collagraph plate making and printing. Using images of landscapes and seascapes as inspiration you will make prints full of atmosphere, rich mark making and texture.

 

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Woodcut Weekend

17th - 18th June 10am - 4:30pm £130

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print process. Cut your images into wood and print with coloured inks to produce bold dramatic effects.

 

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July 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st July

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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Wood Engraving Day

Saturday 8th July 10am - 4:30pm £70

Jutta Manser is back with this ever-popular wood engraving workshop. Using artist quality tools and end grain woodblocks you will learn all the basics of producing a small edition of engraved prints.

 

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Etching in a Day

Saturday 15th July - 10am - 4:30pm £70

This Etching taster day will introduce you to
a couple of etching techniques and will cover adapting images, creating a line and tonal etch and printing methods.

 

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Colour Linocuts

Wednesdays 4 weeks 19th July - 9th August 10am - 1pm £110

This course is a chance to find out more about colour printing with lino cuts. Experiment with multiple blocks and reduction printing techniques to produce two small editions of bold, bright prints.

 

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Linocut Day

Sunday 30th July 10am - 4:30pm £70

A perfect introduction to the art of the linocut print. Using traditionl soft lino and a wide range of mark making tools you will learn all the basics of planning, cutting and printing your design.

 

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August 2017

Monoprint Day

Sunday 6th August 10am - 4:30pm

Ideal for people who love to draw and paint. Monoprints combine mark making and direct painting with printmaking. Work with rollers, brushes and rags to create bright vibrant prints.

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Letterpress Day

Sunday 13th August 10am - 4:30pm £70

Come and find out more about printing with moveable wooden and lead type and make a statement using overlaid, transparent colours. You will learn how to use a variety of presses.

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Softground Etching Day

Sunday 20th August 10am - 4:30pm £70

On this taster day you will learn how to use this traditional technique to create textural images with soft, pencil-like lines. A great technique for those who like to draw.

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Block Printing on Fabric Day

Saturday 26th August 10am - 4:30pm £70

Learn how to make a simple repeat pattern without the need of a computer and create a design which can be printed onto fabric to make your own unique tote bag.

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September 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 2nd September

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

From Monday 4th September 9:30am - 12:30pm

Now in its sixth year this unique 30 week in-depth course is designed to make you a better printmaker. Three hours of tuition a week, one year of workshop membership and two hours a week of free open access during the course.

 

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The Diploma in Printmaking

From Wednesday 6th Sept 6:30pm - 9:30pm

This is a follow-on course for anyone who has completed The Foundation in Printmaking giving you time to consolidate and refine techniques.

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Books and Boxes Weekend

16th - 17th September 10am - 4:30pm £130

Spend the weekend learning all the basics of making a hardback sectional sewn sketchbook plus a slipcase to keep it in. This course is suitable for beginners.

 

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Introduction to Printmaking

Tuesday evenings - 6 weeks 19th Sept - 24th Oct 7pm - 9:30pm £145

Our popular Introduction to Printmaking courses run throughout the year and this is an opportunity to study in the evening. On this course you will get a taster of three very different techniques.

 

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Screenprinting Weekend

23rd - 24th September 10am - 4:30pm £130

During this course we will explore the potential of screenprinting using paper and photographic stencils. We will cover stencil making, inking and printing to create a small edition of prints.

 

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Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking

Mondays 10 wks 25th September - 27th November 2pm - 4:30pm

An introduction and improver course all in one which covers Cardcuts, Drypoint, Linocutting, Monoprinting and Etching. This course is a great way to learn all the basics of these techniques.

 

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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

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Caustic Etching with Lino Masterclass
20th - 21st May One Space Left!

Over the past twelve years we have developed a programme of printmaking Masterclasses taught by renowned resident and visiting Artist/Printmakers expert in their chosen practice.

These courses are for participants with some previous printmaking experience who wish to develop their skills. For the final Masterclass of this year we welcome back Ali Yanya to run a weekend course exploring Drypoint techniques. These courses are very popular and book up very quickly.

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.


The Foundation in Printmaking.

The only course of its kind in the South of England. This course is ideal for people who are looking for a more in-depth course than our single technique and introductory courses.

Daytime course:

Mondays 30 weeks 4th Sept 2017 - 23rd April 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm More about this course
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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. We are now taking bookings from current and previous Foundation students for the course commencing Wednesday 6th September 2017

Evening course:

Introduction to Printmaking Course

Our popular Introduction to Printmaking courses are an ideal starting point if you want to try out some printmaking techniques. On this course you will cover the basics of three different printmaking techniques; Monoprinting, Cardcuts and Etching. You will also become familiar with working in a purpose made print workshop.

Evening course:

Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking Course

This course has been designed to be an introduction and improver course all in one. With tuition from two expert artist printmakers, Sarah Mander and Katherine Anteney you are guaranteed to get a great introduction to these printmaking techniques; Cardcuts, Drypoint, Linocutting, Monoprinting and Etching.

Several people have gone on to do The Foundation in Printmaking after completing this course.

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