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 end of May 2018

January 2018

Linocuts - Fully Booked

4 wk course Wednesdays 10am - 12:30pm 10th - 31st January £95

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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Colour Cardcut Printing day - 1 Space Left

Saturday 13th Jan 10am - 4:30pm £70

Spend the day exploring the delights of this simple image making technique, creating bold images by cutting and scoring into card. We will ink these in a range of colours to create dramatic prints.

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Screenprint Weekend - Fully Booked

20th - 21st Jan - 10am - 4:30pm £130

Shake off those winter blues by producing colourful screen prints. Working with paper stencils and photographic imagery we will create a selection of colourful prints.

 

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Monoprint Weekend

27th - 28th January 10am - 4:30pm £130

A weekend course of mark making and experimentation with colour. Monoprinting will appeal to anyone who likes to paint and draw and who enjoys working with colour.

 

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February 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd February 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 Printmaking

Monday Evenings 6 wks 19th February - 26th March 7pm - 9:30pm £145

This beginners course will give you a taster of three very different printmaking techniques; Linocut, Drypoint and Etching it will also get you familiar with working in a print workshop.

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Linocut and Letterpress Weekend - Fully Booked

24 - 25 February 10am - 4:30pm £130

Express yourself in print! Combine your original linocut image with handset lead and wooden type printed on antique presses to create a small edition of illustrated text.

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March 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd March 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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Block Print on Fabric Day

Sunday 4th March 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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First Steps in Intaglio Printmaking

Mon 4wks 5th-26th March 2-4:30pm £95

A great introduction to Drypoint and Etching. During the course you will learn all the basics of plate preparation, drawing and printing your image. You will leave with two editions of prints.

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Photo Transfer Weekend

17th - 18th March 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.

 

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Solar Plate Etching Weekend

24th - 25th March 10am - 4:30pm £130

Solar Plates can be used for photographic and hand drawn imagery. On this course we will produce both types of plates. We will also try several inking and printing techniques.

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April 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th April 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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Bookbinding Weekend

14th - 15th April 10am - 4:30pm £130

Learn the basics of making simple sewn books which make ideal sketchbooks or notebooks. You will learn single section and multi-sectional sewing and both soft and hard casing techniques.

 

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Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking

Wednesday PM 10 wks 18th April - 20th June 2pm - 4:30pm £235

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

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Etching to Progress Weekend

28th - 29th April 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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May 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 5th May 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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Linocuts - 5 week course

Wednesday AM 10am - 1pm 2nd - 30th May £145

This course is an ideal follow on for those who has done our first steps course - or for anyone who enjoys linocutting and printing. A chance to explore single colour and multiple block techniques.

 

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Monoprinting Day

Sunday 6th May 10am - 4:30pm £70

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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Linocut Masterclass

19th - 20th May 10am - 4.30pm £150

Join linocut artist Katherine Anteney for a weekend of Experimental Linocutting; a course for people who already use lino in their work. Use caustic soda, monoprinting, transparent and opaque inks and blended layers to create a range of prints over the weekend. There will also be time to work on previously cut blocks.

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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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Linocut Masterclass with Katherine Anteney 19th - 20th May £150

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

Resident linocut expert Katherine Anteney is running this Masterclass in experimental Linocutting. This course is for people who already use lino in their work. Over the weekend, you will use caustic soda, monoprinting, transparent and opaque inks and blended layers to create a range of prints.


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. Enrollment for 2018/19 will begin in April. In 2018 we are offering a Monday morning course and a Wednesday evening course.

Daytime and Evening courses:

Mondays 30 weeks 3rd Sept 2018 - 15th April 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm

Wednesdays 30 weeks 5th Sept 2018 - 17th April 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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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 will be taking bookings from current and previous Foundation students for the course commencing in September 2018 from April onwards.

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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 19th February - 26th March 7pm - 9:30pm £145

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.

Daytime course:

Wednesdays 10 weeks 18th April - 20th June 2pm - 4:30pm £235