Red Hot Press

The Foundation in Printmaking.

Now in it's eighth year we are delighted to be the only printmaking workshop in the South of England to offer this comprehensive Foundation in Printmaking. This course is ideal for people who are looking for a more in-depth course than our single technique and introductory courses. It builds on practical printmaking techniques and also covers print related areas such as printmaking papers, inks, drawing for printmaking, self-directed study, tutorials with visiting Artist/Printmakers, presenting your work for display or exhibition.

Red Hot Press Print Workshop
When/how often?
Wednesday Evenings 30 weeks
9th Sept 2020 - 23rd June 2021
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course tutors
Sarah Mander, Katherine Anteney and Kate Dicker
How many people?
Max. 8 people per course

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Who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for those with some previous printmaking experience and also for people who have done other art techniques but are new to printmaking.

What is required to join this course?

Students will need to be able to attend the whole course and be able to complete some extra study in addition to the taught sessions.

What will I learn, how will I be assessed and what qualifications will I achieve?

We will cover these printmaking techniques on the course, Monoprint, Linocuts (Black & White), Drypoint, Etching, Reduction Linocuts, Cardcuts and Screen printing.

Although this is not an accredited course, participants will leave the course with a thorough grounding in printmaking techniques. Your tutors will introduce you to the work of a range of Artist Printmakers as you progress through the techniques of the course. Assessment will take place during the course by individual critique conducted by a visiting Artist Printmaker.

How will the course be taught?

The course will be taught by practical workshop sessions, talks and demonstration.

What are the career/progression opportunities?

Participants will build a portfolio of work during the course which could be used to support the application for a formal, accredited course.

What additional resources are required?

Students will be expected to provide a basic kit such as pencil, eraser, sharp craft knife and a folder to transport work home.

What are the course dates?

This is a thirty week course that starts on Wednesday 9th September. The course runs straight through until 16th December. There are no sessions on Wednesday 23rd December or 30th December. The course starts back after Christmas on Wednesday 6th January 2021 then runs straight through until April. The final session of the course is on Wednesday 14th April 2021.

What Does the course cost?

The course fee is £1650 this includes the cost of the course and the cost of basic materials. It also includes workshop membership for the year and two hours studio time per week.

Payment terms:

The course fee can be paid in instalments. The first instalment of £275 (£225 if paid before 1st August 2020) will need to be paid to secure your place on the course. An additional £275 will need to be paid before the 1st September 2020. Further instalments of £275 will need to be paid at the beginning of October, November, December and January.

Early Bird Payment:

If you pay the first instalment for the course before 1st August 2020 you will get £50 off this instalment. If you pay the full fee before 1st August 2020, you will get a 10% discount on the total course fee.

Cancellation policy:

Once you have booked onto the course, if you cancel your booking we will make a 10% administration fee of the whole course fee (£165)

If you cancel your Foundation Course booking within two weeks of the course start date, or within the first five weeks of the course there will be a 50% cancellation charge. The remaining money can either be refunded or used to pay towards other courses. If you cancel later than five weeks into the course, the cancellation charge will be the equivalent of a further ten weeks of the course (33%), or the remainder of the course fee if less than ten weeks remain. If you cancel your booking and have had an early bird or whole payment discount you will lose this discount and your refund will be calculated on the whole course fee.