Red Hot Press


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

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 some spaces available on the Monday morning and Wednesday evening courses.


Courses until the end of September 2018

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 (Fully Booked) starts 3rd September or Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm (4 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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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


Solar Plate Masterclass with Susie Turner 11th - 12th August £160

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

We are delighted to welcome Susie Turner back to the workshop to teach another Solar Plate Etching weekend course. Susie will introduce participants to this versatile printmaking technique which is simple, safe, and time effective. This course is suitable for beginners and for those looking to refresh skills and knowledge. Susie will also be giving a talk and showing examples of her beautiful imagery on Friday 10th August. Follow this link for more information Susie Turner talk. 

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