Red Hot Press

Covid-19 update 05.08.20

We want to reassure you that 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, putting in place extra cleaning procedures, hand washing and sterilizing equipment.

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

The Foundation in Printmaking

We are beginning to take bookings from people wanting to join The Foundation in Printmaking courses in September. From September we are offering a Monday Morning Course and a Wednesday Evening course. You should be able to find all the information you need about this course by visiting the Foundation and Diploma page.

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

Daytime course:

Wednesday afternoons for 30 weeks 9th September 2020 - 14th April 2021

Courses until the end of December 2020

August 2020

Reduction Linocut Weekend

1st - 2nd August 10am - 4:30pm £140

Print multi-colour linocuts using the reduction or ‘cut to waste’ technique - printing all your colours from one block. This course will also show you how to register using Ternes Burton pins.

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Linocut - First Steps

Weds 5th - 26th August (4wks) 10am - 12.30pm £115

A course for the absolute beginner. Start with simple cutting excercises to get you familiar with the technique and end the course by printing a small edition of your very first linocut print. 

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Drypoint Masterclass with Ali Yanya - FULLY BOOKED

8th - 9th August 10am - 4:30pm £160

We are delighted to welcome Ali Yanya back to the workshop to teach this Drypoint Masterclass.

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Screenprint Day - ONE SPACE LEFT

22nd August 10am - 4:30pm £75

An introduction or refresher in screen printing. A comprehensive course covering everything from choosing an appropriate image, stencil cutting, selecting colours and printing techniques. After this course you may want to book onto one of our more in-depth weekend screen printing courses.

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September 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 5th September 10am - 2pm £40

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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Linocut Day

Sunday 6th September 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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The Foundation in Printmaking - THREE SPACES LEFT

30 weeks Mons AM or Weds Evenings.

Starts 7th September. Now in its eighth year a more in-depth printmaking experience guaranteed to make you a better printmaker.

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The Diploma in Printmaking - THREE SPACES LEFT

30 week course Wednesdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Starts 9th 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

12th - 13th Sept 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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Beginners and Improvers in Printmaking

21st Sept -23rd Nov 2pm - 4:30pm £250

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

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Monoprint Day

Sunday 27th September 10am - 4:30pm £75

Spend the day making painterly marks using rags, rollers, brushes and more!. An ideal course for those who love to paint and draw and want to take it into print.

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October 2020

Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd 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 - Working with the Adana Press

10th - 11th October 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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Carborundum Printing weekend

17th - 18th October 10am - 4:30pm £140

Learn how to use Carborundum grit on your printing plates to create rich and dense areas of tone in your imagery.

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Aquatint Etching Day

Saturday 24th October 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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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

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