Free courses – Spring 2016

Medway-Council-LogoThanks to funding from Medway Council’s small grants programme, Medway Fine Printmakers are offering 10 free places on printmaking courses for adults and 10 for children. Those awarded free places can choose from selected classes in our schedule over the next three months March to May 2016.

Classes for adults

Screen printing with a vacuum tableTo be eligible for a free adult class, applicants must be aged 16 or over, living in Medway and must not have used our print studio previously. We particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, recent graduates, the unemployed, and people on a low wage.

Those awarded free places will also be entitled to two free open access sessions at our print studio in Rochester for self-guided use of our presses with support from a technician.

The courses available as part of this scheme are:
Screen Printing OneLinocutThermofaxDrypoint Etching and Gelli Plate Monoprinting.

To apply please email us with the following information:

  • Name
  • Age group (16-25 / 26-35 / 36-45 / 46-55 / 56-65 / 66+)
  • Gender
  • Postal area that you live in (e.g. ME1)
  • Employment status
  • Ethnicity
  • Courses you are most interested in
    (please check the scheduled dates in the right hand panel)
  • How did you hear about the free courses?
  • Short statement telling us why you would like to attend one of the free printmaking classes (100 words max)

The cut-off for applications is Thursday March 31st 2016 (5pm), but it is advisable to submit applications as soon as possible as free places will be awarded throughout March.

Classes for young people

Thermofax screen printingApplications are invited from young people aged 10 – 15 years old, living in Medway, in school or home education, who have not used our print studio previously.

We are offering a free half-day class to 10 applicants, for the development of artistic skills, with detailed technical instruction in printmaking techniques. Participants may wish to work on a project for their portfolio, course work or a scholarship application, or just to try out working with a printmaking technique that is new to them.

The classes available are gelli plate monoprinting, and thermofax / screen printing, and they will be taking place over the spring break. Our page on printmaking classes for young people gives an outline of the courses on offer. Please check if you are available for the scheduled dates before applying.

To apply parents or guardians please email us with the following information:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Postal area (e.g. ME1)
  • Ethnicity
  • Course most interested in
  • How did you hear about the free courses?
  • Short statement telling us how your child would benefit from attending one of the free printmaking classes (100 words max)

The deadline for applications is Friday March 11th 2016 (5pm), and notifications on these places will be sent on Tuesday March 15th.

Access and personal data

We welcome people with long term health conditions, learning difficulties or specific physical requirements and would appreciate you sharing details of these with us if relevant, so that we can offer appropriate support and access to our courses.

All personal and equality data that you provide will only be used by Medway Fine Printmakers for statistical purposes. No identifiable personal data will be shared with any other organisation.

In order for the classes to run, a minimum number of participants will need to be booked onto them. Classes not meeting the minimum numbers will be rescheduled.


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