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.

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The Foundation in Printmaking

Why not spend five minutes watching our film all about The Foundation in Printmaking Course enrolling now for September.
For more information about The Foundation in Printmaking course visit the Foundation and Diploma page. We currently have 3 spaces left on the Wednesday evening course.

 

Courses until the end of January 2019

September 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st 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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Introduction to Etching Day

Sunday 2nd September 10am - 4:30pm £70

This taster day is ideal for anyone wanting to try Etching. We will cover two different etching techniques and produce a small edition of prints. Perfect for beginners!

 

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The Foundation in Printmaking
30 week course Mondays 9:30am - 12:30pm (Fully Booked) starts 3rd September or Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm (3 Spaces Left) Starts 5th September

The Diploma in Printmaking - 2 Spaces Left!
A 30 week course for people who have completed The foundation in Printmaking with us. Wednesdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm Starting 5th September.

 

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Letterpress Day

Saturday 8th Sept 10am - 4:30pm £70

Find out more about printing with vintage, movable lead type and Adana stock blocks (the emojis of their day!) using a variety of Adana presses and leave with a set of your very own greetings cards

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Block Printed Textiles Weekend

15th - 16th Sept 10am - 4:30pm £130

Spend the weekend developing your ideas into a two colour lino block repeat pattern and learn how to print your design onto lengths of fabric and a cushion cover.

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Introduction to Printmaking

Mondays 7pm - 9:30pm 6 weeks September 17th - 22nd October £145

Our popular Introduction to Printmaking runs throughout the year and this is an evening course. On this course you will get a taster of three very different techniques: Linocut, Drypoint and Etching.

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Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking

24th September - 26th November Mondays 2pm - 4:30pm £235

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

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Screen Printing weekend

29th - 30th September 10am - 4:30pm £130

Another chance to catch this popular course. Create an edition of colourful screenprints. Use paper stencils to make graphic backgrounds and a photographic stencil to add the detail to your images.

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October 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 6th October 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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A talk and demonstration by Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

Saturday 13th October £80

A chance to meet the people who make the ink! A talk and demonstration by Michael and Barry Rushton from Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

 

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Colour Etching Weekend

20 - 21th October 10am - 4:30pm £130

Discover the techniques and potential of colour etching. We will create the plates on day one then explore colour printing methods to create etchings rich in colour and detail.

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First Steps in Linocut - 4 week course

Wednesdays 10am - 12.30pm 10th – 31st October

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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November 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd November 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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Discover Drypoint Day

Sunday 4th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

A great course for those who like to draw and a good introduction to intaglio printmaking. Enjoy using a range of different drypoint tools to create images rich in varied mark making.

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Linocut Day

Saturday 10th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

An introduction to linocutting everything from selecting a suitable image through to drawing, cutting and printing a single colour block.

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Soft Ground Etching Day

Saturday 17th November 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.

 

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Photo Transfer Weekend

24th - 25th November 10am - 4:30pm £130

This unusual technique turns simple black and white photocopies and wax crayon drawings into printing plates from which you can print brightly coloured layered prints that pop!

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December 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st December 10am - 2pm £40

An introduction to linocutting from selecting a suitable image through to drawing, cutting and printing a single colour block. We will also explore rolling blended colours and adding chine collé.

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Lino and Woodcut Weekend

8th – 9th December 10am - 4:30pm £130

A chance to explore the world of relief printing with lino and side-grain wood blocks. Overlay colours and combine mediums to produce a selection of brightly coloured prints.

 

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January 2019

Introduction to Wood Engraving

7th – 28th January 1.30pm - 4.30pm £125

A chance to explore the wonderful world of wood engraving with an expert engraver. You will learn all the basics of this traditional technique.

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Carborundum Printing Weekend

12th – 13th January 10am - 4:30pm £130

Carborundum grit is used in printing to give rich, dense areas of ink. We will cover plate making, inking and printing techniques and use drypoint mark making to add lines and detail to your image.

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Screenprint Day

Saturday 19th January 10am - 4:30pm £70

An introduction or refresher day. Brighten up a January day by learning about paper stencil screen printing. Have fun creating a 3 colour image and leave with a selection of prints.

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Books and Boxes Weekend

26th - 27th January 10am - 4:30pm £130

Learn all the basics of making a hardback sectional sewn sketchbook plus a slipcase to keep it in. This course is suitable for beginners with all materials provided.

 

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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.

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:

Mondays 6 weeks 17th September - 22nd October 7pm - 9:30pm £145