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 end of May 2018

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 1 Space Left!

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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June 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 2nd June 10am - 2pm £40

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

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Drypoint Animals Day

Sunday 3rd June 10am - 4:30pm £70

Drypoint is a great introduction to Etching. Learn about Drypoint tools and make characterful images using wildlife as your inspiration. We will cover plate making, inking and printing.

 

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Screen Printing weekend

9th - 10th June 10am - 4:30pm £130

Come and make bold, bright Screenprints. We will cover everything from adapting your image to stencil making, screen processing, colour mixing and printing. You will leave with a set of bright, colourful prints.

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Woodcut Weekend

16th - 17th June 10am - 4:30pm £130

A weekend of bold mark making and experimentation with overlaid colour. Work with a variety of side-grain woods over the weekend to make small editions of prints.

 

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July 2018

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th 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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Reduction Linocuts - 5 week course

2nd - 30th July Mondays 10am - 1pm £145

Create colour linocuts using the reduction method of cutting the whole image from one block. Come and have fun experimenting with colour.

 

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Letterpress Essentials - 4 week course

4th - 25th July Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm £115

This course will teach you the essentials of setting lead type and using Adana presses. Perfect for anyone who is interested in starting to print with Letterpress as a hobby.

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Wood Engraving Day

Saturday 14th July 10am - 4:30pm £70

Spend the day with Jutta Manser from The Society of Wood Engravers and discover more about this traditional relief printmaking technique using specialist tools and end grain wood blocks.

 

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Viscosity Printed Cardcuts weekend

28th - 29th July 10am - 4:30pm £130

Create bold imagery using simple card cutting techniques then print your image using viscosity printing methods to create beautifully rich, brightly coloured images.

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August 2018

Linocut Day

Sunday 5th August 10am - 4:30pm £70

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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Artist Talk - Susie Turner

Friday 10th August 7pm - 9pm £7 non-members/£5 members

Join printmaker Susie Turner as she talks about her work and influences. A great introduction to Susie and her work particularly for those attending her weekend Solar plate Etching Masterclass.

 

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Solar Plate Etching Masterclass

11th - 12th August 10am - 4.30pm £160

We are delighted to welcome Susie Turner back for this Solar Plate Masterclass. The plates allow fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand-drawn originals and the direct use of found material. You will learn how to make solar plates suitable for relief printing, blind emboss and intaglio printing.

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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 starting 3rd September or Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm Starting 5th September

The Diploma in Printmaking
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 September 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 September 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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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 - 2 Spaces Left

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. 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.

Daytime course:

Wednesdays 30 weeks 5th Sept 2018 - 17th April 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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 - 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.

Daytime course:

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