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. We have one day taster sessions in a single printmaking technique, weekend courses, Masterclasses and longer, advanced courses.

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Advanced and longer courses.

Our two Foundation in Printmaking courses are now both fully Booked. We are taking expressions of interest from people who would like to book on to the courses in September 2020. For more information about The Foundation in Printmaking course visit the Foundation and Diploma page.

The Diploma in Printmaking - Just one space left.

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. For more information visit the Diploma in Printmaking course page.

Daytime course:

Wednesday afternoons for 30 weeks 11th September 2019 - 15th April 2020

Courses until the end of March 2020!

September 2019

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th 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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The Foundation in Printmaking

30 week course Mondays AM or Wednesday Evenings - FULLY BOOKED

Starts 9th September. Now in its seventh year this course will make you a better printmaker. A course for those who are looking for a more in-depth printmaking experience.

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The Diploma in Printmaking

30 week course Wednesdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm - ONE SPACE LEFT!

Starts 11th September. For those who have completed The Foundation In Printmaking course. A course to refine and consolidate techniques leant on the foundation course.

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Screen Printing Weekend

14th - 15th September 10am - 4:30pm £140

Enjoy creating screen printed images. Using paper stencils to create bold, graphic backgrounds and a hand drawn stencil for your final colour for the detail of your image.

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Linocut - but not as you know it - FULLY BOOKED

21st - 22nd September 10am - 4:30pm £140

An experimental weekend of using linocut as a basis for monoprinting and caustic etching. A great opportunity to discover new ways to use traditional materials.

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Beginners and Improvers - 10 wk course - FULLY BOOKED

Mondays 2pm - 4:30pm 23rd September - 25th November £250

An introduction and improver course all in one. Covering these techniques, Cardcuts, Drypoint, Linocutting, Monoprint and Etching.

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October 2019

Supervised Practice

Saturday 5th 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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Letterpress Weekend - Fun with Wood Type

19th - 20th October 10am - 4:30pm - £140

Spend the weekend making bright colourful prints with our large selection of wooden type. Printing with overlaying transparent inks will make your poster prints really pop!

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Collagraph - Landscapes Weekend

26th - 27th October 10am - 4:30pm - £140

Fun and expressive printmaking! This accessible and versatile technique is ideal for people who like working with collage materials, covering plate making, a range of inking techniques and printing.

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November 2019

Supervised Practice

Saturday 2nd 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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Aquatint Etching Day

Friday 1st November 10am - 4:30pm -£75

A course to add to your etching tool kit. Using Pine Resin Aquatint techniques, we will explore ways of creating rich tones on your etching plates. Working with a tonal image from light tones to velvet blacks.

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Linocut Day

Saturday 9th November 10am - 4:30pm -£75

Learn all the basics of making a linocut from how to plan the best image through to cutting and printing. With lots of tips and tricks along the way.

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Drypoint weekend – Printing from the City

16th – 17th November 10am – 4:30pm -£140

Turn observational drawings into prints. Use a range of Drypoint mark-making tools onto metal plates to evoke the structure and atmosphere of the built environment.

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Photo Transfer Weekend

23rd - 24th November 10am - 4:30pm - £140

A remarkable printmaking technique like no other. Working with photocopies and wax crayon drawings and printing with transparent inks we will turn your ideas into multicoloured prints.

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Etching for Beginners Day - Inspired by the Garden

Saturday 30th November 10am - 4:30pm £75

Make use of those seed heads and dried flower heads from your garden and use them as inspiration for an etching. By the end of the day you will have produced a simple etched image.

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December 2019

Simple Folded Books Day

Sunday 1st December 10am - 4:30pm

This is a great day for anyone who is interested in making small handmade books whether for gifts or to develop into artists’ books. You will learn several different ways to make books and covers.

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Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th December 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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January 2020

Printmaking with Found Objects

Saturday 11th January 10am - 4:30pm - £75

Wondering what to do with all of that lovely, textured and patterned wrapping paper? Spend the day with us using these textures as printing plates to make expressive and individual prints.

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Screenprinting Day

Saturday 18th January 10am - 4:30pm - £75

A day in the workshop playing with colours and paper stencil screen printing. This is the best tonic for a grey winter day. This fabulous course is perfect for beginners or those wanting to refresh their skills. You will leave with an understanding of the basics of screen printing and an edition of colourful prints.

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Monoprint Day

Sunday 26th January 10am - 4:30pm - £75

Monoprints are an ideal printmaking technique for people who love to paint, make marks and use colour. Work with rollers, rags, brushes and scrapers to create bright, vibrant prints.

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February 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st 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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Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking

Mondays 10 wks 3rd February - 6th April 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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Linocuts - 4 week course

Wednesdays 10am - 12:30pm 5th - 26th February - £115

A great introductory course to linocutting. Learn all the basics from planning the best image, transferring the image to the block and cutting and printing. You will leave the course with two small editions of prints and a whole new set of skills.

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The Sewn Book Weekend

15th - 16th February 10am - 4:30pm - £140

A chance to make two hardback books over the course of the weekend. Learn how to bind single and multiple sections. And never buy a sketchbook ever again!

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Printing to Abstraction Weekend

22nd - 23rd February 10am - 4:30pm - £140

A fun weekend exploring abstract shapes, colour and composition. We will use collage techniques to get your ideas flowing then drypoint, collagraph and maybe a little monoprinting to produce a suite of abstract prints.

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March 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th 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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Two Colour Woodcut Day

Saturday 14th March 10am - 4:30pm - £75

Woodcut is an exciting relief printing medium that gives you bold, expressive prints. On this one day workshop you will produce a two colour print using Japanese side grain wood.

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Letterpress Weekend - Working with the Adana Press

28th - 29th March 10am - 4:30pm - £140

An Adana press is the perfect tabletop press: ideal for printing cards, invitations or small poems. Spend the weekend getting to grips with moveable lead type and learning to love the Adana!

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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.

Thank-you for a lovely afternoon last Monday, I really enjoyed it. I have now got a whole lot of ideas whirling around my head and I just need a block of uninterrupted time to execute them.
Quoted from a recent 1 2 1 participant.

Etching of a house with trees

Beginners and Improvers course

An Introduction and Improver course all in one which covers Cardcuts, Drypoint, Etching, Linocutting and Monoprint. This very popular course is a great way to learn all the basics of these techniques. You will also become familiar with working in a print workshop and with using printmaking equipment and presses.

Afternoon course:

Mondays 10 weeks 23rd September - 25th November 2pm - 4:30pm £250.


The above course is now fully booked, but we are taking bookings now for this course Feburary - April 2020.

Mondays 10 weeks 3rd February - 6th April 2pm - 4:30pm £250