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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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 January 2018

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 - Monday (Full) Wednesday (2 Spaces)

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

The Monday morning foundation course is now full, due to demand we are now offering an additional Wednesday afternoon course starting 6th September.

 

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The Diploma in Printmaking TWO SPACES LEFT!

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

A follow-on course for anyone who has completed the Foundation 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 - FULLY BOOKED

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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October 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th October 10am - 4:30pm

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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Letterpress Day

Saturday 14th October 10am - 4:30pm £70

Come and spend the day finding out about printing with moveable vintage wooden and lead type using a variety of presses. You will learn the basics of a traditional skill that is making a comeback.

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Colour Etching Weekend

28th - 29th October 10am - 4:30pm £130

Discover the techniques and potential of colour etching. Once we have created the plates we will use intaglio and relief inking techniques to create richly coloured prints.

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November 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 4th November

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

Sunday 5th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

We will explore using drypoint tools to create varied mark-making in your drypoint image. We will use different inking techniques to print your image in moody monochrome and subtle colour.

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Coptic Binding Day

Saturday 11th November - 10am - 4:30pm £70

Using simple book binding techniques dating back to the 2nd Century, learn how to make your very own coptic bound notebook or sketchbook with a decorative hardback cover.

 

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Reduction Linocut Weekend

18th - 19th November 10am - 4:30pm £130

A chance to create a colour lino cut using the reduction technique. You will learn all the basics from planning and cutting your image to inking techniques and successful registration of layers.

 

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Artists Talk with Jason Hicklin

Friday 24th November £5 (Workshop members) £10 (non-members)

An opportunity to view a selection of Jason’s Etchings 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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Etching Masterclass with Jason Hicklin

25th - 26th Nov - 10am - 4:30pm £150

For people with etching experience who want to push their practice that bit further. An opportunity to work with Jason on further developing etching plates already produced by course participants.

 

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December 2017

Supervised Practice

Saturday 2nd December 10am - 4:30pm

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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Woodcut Day

Sunday 3rd December 10am - 4:30pm £70

Channel your inner Expressionist and embrace the raw immediate nature of the woodcut. Learn all the basics from planning an image to cutting and printing and leave with a small edition of prints.

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Carborundum Printing Weekend

9th - 10th December 10am - 4:30pm £130

Carborundum grit is used in printing to gave rich, dark areas of colour. We will cover grit application, inking, printing techniques and also add drypoint mark making to add linear marks to the image.

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January 2018

Linocuts - First Steps.

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

Saturday 13th January 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

20th - 21st January - 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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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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Etching Masterclass with Jason Hicklin 25th - 26th November

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.

For this final Masterclass of the year, we welcome Jason Hicklin to the workshop. Course participants will have the opportunity to work with Jason further developing etching plates they have already produced and get tips and expect advice from Jason on paper preparation, ink mixing, registration and plate wiping.


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. The Monday morning foundation course is now full, due to demand we are now offering an additional Wednesday afternoon course starting 6th September.

Daytime courses:

Mondays 30 weeks 4th Sept 2017 - 23rd April 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm Fully Booked

Wednesdays 30 weeks 6th Sept 2017 - 11th April 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm 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:

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:

Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking Course - FULLY BOOKED

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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