Courses & Workshops

We run short courses for adults at our print studio using a book press press for linocut and relief work, a large etching press for intaglio, lithography, collagraph and lino, and vacuum beds or textile tables for silkscreen.
We also run printmaking classes for young people and family workshops.
If you are planning a fun day out of the office with work colleagues, or a party with friends, have a look at our creative day ideas.
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Workshops for Adults

Screen printing using vacuum beds during a courseScreen Printing One
Make photo stencils from your own artwork and screen print them onto paper or textiles with Xtina Lamb. Coat a screen with emulsion, prepare your artwork, create the stencil and print with water based inks.
Full details & booking

Screen prints made with photo and paper stencilsScreen Printing Two
Following on from Screen Printing One, develop your printing skill and combine with further techniques. Add background colours, paper stencils, and blended colours to create layered prints and practice registration methods to line up each screen.
Full details & booking

Collagraph plateCollagraph
Build up a textured plate using collaged materials and print using an etching press with Kristiina Sandoe. Collagraph uses a hybrid of relief and intaglio techniques, opening up a very expressive range of textures and mark-making to the printmaker.
Full details & booking

Carved linocut - Nick Morley workshopLinocut
Carve and print a linocut with Nick Morley. Transfer an image to a block of lino, learn how to use tools safely to carve your block and how to sharpen them, ink up your block, choose papers and use a book press or the etching press to make your prints.
Full details & booking

Thermofax prints and foil effectThermofax Screen Printing
Create a lightweight thermofax screen from your own artwork and screen print onto fabric or paper. Combine with heat press techniques and foil / flocked textures for a wow effect!
Textiles & Heat Press – Full details & booking (5 hours)
Printing On Paper – Full details & booking (4 hours)

gelli-prints-mkGelli Plate Monoprinting
Layer up beautiful textures, patterns, natural forms and stencils to create unique, atmospheric prints. Learn how to make your own permanent gelatine plates and work with rubbery commercially produced Gelli Arts plates.
Full details & booking

solar plate being washed out after exposurePhotopolymer Etching / Relief Plates
Explore this fascinating photographic plate making process, also known as Solar Plate. Create test strips, then expose an intaglio plate using photographs, or a relief plate from hand drawn artwork. Print the plates in our lovely vintage etching press.
Full details & booking

Making a drypoint image on an aluminium plateDrypoint
Create intaglio plates by incising a metal or acetate plate with a sharp point or roulette tools. Learn how to transfer an image to the plate, then ink up, prepare your paper and print using an etching press.
Full details & booking

risograph drums and printed swatchRisograph Printing
Working from drawings, collage, photographs or text, create colourful prints with a stencil based Risograph duplicator. The beautiful results are somewhere between the look of lithograph and screen printing – ideal for zines, posters and artwork editions.
Full details & booking

Japanese-binding2-cropBookbinding – Coptic & Japanese
Two decorative ways of sewing a sketchbook that lies flat when opened. Alex Czinczel shows the intricate techniques involved in bookbinding, and you’ll come away with at least two beautiful finished books.
Full details & booking

bookbinding-alex-codex2Bookbinding – Codex
Make your own multi­-section hardcover sketchbook using specialist tools and materials, with Alex Czinczel. Fold pages, sew the book block, attach endpapers, and make a hard cover with greyboard and bookcloth.
Full details & booking

Other Workshops

Printmakers with specialist skills are also invited to bring additional courses and workshops to our programme. If you have a printmaking technique you would like to learn, or teach, please get in touch.


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