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Covid-19 update October 2020

We have put extra procedures in place to ensure safe working during the pandemic. These safeguards include altering our teaching space to achieve required distancing during courses, extra cleaning procedures, hand washing and sterilizing equipment. We have looked at all aspects of our teaching methods and workshop practice and followed the government's guidance on creating a Covid-19 Secure working environment.

We have had a couple of enquires about the rule of six regarding the workshop. As we are an educational establishment and a place of work, we don’t come under the rule of Six. However, we are limiting the number of people we have working in the workshop to achieve and maintain social distancing. The maximum number of participants there will be on a course are listed under each course.

For further information about the procedures we have in place follow this link to our Covid secure procedures.

If you are booked onto a course with us and think you have Covid-19 symptoms. Don’t come to the workshop contact us

Take a look at our course programme

Courses until the end of December 2020

November 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 7th November 10am - 2pm £40

These sessions are for people with some printmaking experience. Not a taught course, but there is technical support. Great to produce your own work.

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Textural Etching Day

Sunday 8th November 10am - 4.30pm £75

An experimental etching day to add some textural etching techniques to your tool kit. Explore different methods of applying resists to create subtle and bold textures in your etchings.

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Colour Woodcut Weekend

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

Learn how to plan, transfer, cut and print a four colour woodcut using the multiple block method.

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Collage & Screen Printing Weekend

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

Work with Artist/illustrator Jacqui Mair to produce colourful collages. Then use these as inspiration for your work with Sarah transforming your collages into screen prints on day two.

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December 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 5th 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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Pattern Making - Print your own wrapping paper

Sunday 6th December 10am - 4.30pm £75

On this course you will learn how to plan and cut a block print repeat geometric pattern and then use it to print your own handmade wrapping paper.

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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 - FULLY BOOKED

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 21st September - 23rd November 2pm - 4:30pm £250