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Covid-19 update 01.07.20

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.

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 been operating with the new procedures now for a couple of weeks and staff and customers alike are getting used to the new ways of working. And also producing some lovely prints again too.

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 September 2020

July 2020

Linocut Improvers - 4 Week course £115

Weds 1st - 22nd July 10am - 12:30pm

A course for anyone who wants to further explore Linocutting and colour printing techniques.

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Screenprinting 5 week course - FULLY BOOKED

Wednesdays 1st - 29th July 2pm - 4:30pm £145

A screen printing tool kit  - enjoy learning this great printmaking process from initial image ideas, stencil making and printing techniques through to final screen prints.

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Colour Etching Day

Friday 3rd July 10am - 4:30pm £75

A course for people with some previous etching experience, working with your pre-etched plates, we will explore a range of colour inking and printing techniques.

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Linocut Day

Saturday 11th July 10am - 4:30pm £75

Another chance to join us for this ever popular linocut one day workshop. The course covers all the basics from planning your image to cutting and printing.

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Collagraphs Inspired by Architecture Weekend

18th - 19th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

You can achieve great textural effects with collagraphs which work well for portraying buildings. Explore methods of making collagraphs and a range of inking and printing techniques.

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Paste Paper Bookbinding Weekend

25th - 26th July 10am - 4:30pm £140

Paste Paper is a traditional way to make decorative papers for bookbinding. Spend the weekend making your own unique paste papers and then use them to bind your own books!

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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

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

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

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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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.

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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