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Covid-19 Last updated 13.04.2021

Some good news!

We are pleased to say that we have now reopened for open access sessions for members and our first short course is a Mono Printing Day on Saturday 24th April.

If you have not been on a course with us before, rest assured that we work with small group sizes in a large and airy workshop with full covid procedures in place.

All of our courses through to the end of August are now here on the courses page and ready to book.

Take a look at our course programme

Courses until the end of August

Courses in April and May 2021

APRIL: Monoprint Day - Fully Booked

Saturday 24th April 10am - 4:30pm £75

Make painterly unique prints based on your own original photos. Use a range of tools and layered inks to produce colourful prints.

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MAY: Supervised Practice - Fully Booked

Saturday 1st May 10am - 2pm £40

An opportunity to use the workshop facilities to produce your own work. Great if you’ve been on a course with us and want to take more prints. This is not a taught session but there is on-hand technical support.

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MAY: 5 Wk Linocut Course - Fully Booked

5th May - 2nd June 10am - 1pm £145

Learn to make black and white linocuts and also add blocks of colour. With lots of tips and tricks for a successful print.

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MAY: Experimental Linocut

8th - 9th May 10am - 4:30pm £140

A course for people who already have some experience of lino and who want to extend their practice. This course will show you new ways of making marks using caustic soda etching and monoprint techniques.

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MAY: Collage and Screenprint weekend - 2 spaces left!

15th - 16th May 10am - 4:30pm £140

Inspired by the theme of still life and beyond, spend day one with Sarah creating screen printed backgrounds. Then use these as your starting point for collage making with Jacqui on day two.

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MAY: Printing to Abstraction

22nd - 23rd May 10am - 4:30pm £140

Using a still life as inspiration and creating Collagraph with Drypoint printing plates, we will explore abstract image making and printing.

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Courses June - August 2021

JUNE: Supervised Practice

Saturday 5th June 10am - 2pm £40

An opportunity to use the workshop facilities to produce your own work. Great if you’ve been on a course with us and want to take more prints. This is not a taught session but there is on-hand technical support.

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JUNE: Linocut Day - People and Portraits

Saturday 19th June 10am - 4:30pm £75

Work with linocut artist Katherine Anteney to make a linocut portrait of whoever takes your fancy. Linocut portraits are a great way to practice fine and precise cutting skills.

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JULY: Screenprinting Inspired by vintage travel posters

3rd - 4th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

Using simply paper stencil and photographic screen printing techniques, we will evoke the style and colours of vintage travel posters.

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JULY: Folded Books Weekend

10th - 11th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

A weekend of learning a myriad of folded book forms all made without sewing and only the tiniest amount of glue. Concertinas, Maze books and Flag books plus more. And lots of time to experiment and make your own books.

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JULY: Colour Woodcuts

24th - 25th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

Woodcut is a wonderful relief printing process, similar in essence to lino but giving much rawer, expressionist results. You'll produce a four colour woodcut made using the multiple block method.

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AUGUST: Carborundum and Drypoint weekend

14th - 15th August 10am - 4:30pm £140

Two print techniques for the price of one! Enjoy exploring these two complementary printing techniques. To produce richly coloured prints.

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AUGUST: Photo Transfer Weekend

21st - 22nd August 10am - 4:30pm £140

A printmaking technique unlike any other. Work with photocopied images and printing layers with transparent inks, to turn your ideas into multi-coloured prints.

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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.