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Courses

It’s now really easy to book our courses online.

You will be redirected to our Shopify store where you can read more about each course, look at images, book and pay for your course. Click your ‘back’ button to return to the course listings.

All of our courses are suitable for complete beginners, new learners and those looking to refresh skills unless otherwise stated.

In addition to our course programme below, we regularly host artist talks in the studio and we are happy to arrange bespoke workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Before booking, please read our course booking information.

Download a PDF of the course programme here.

Print courses currently running

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Print and the Archive

Wednesday 20th January until Wednesday 15th December

This online course works through a year long project centred around the idea of the archive. Participants will be asked to create their own printed archive, using existing or created objects, such as letters, photographs, maps and objects.

Print courses starting in December 2021

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Introduction to Screen

Saturday 11th December 10am - 4pm

This one day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.

Print courses starting in January 2022

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Mokuhanga Winter Retreat

Saturday 29th January until Monday 31st January 10am - 4pm

Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to present our first three day Winter Printmaking Retreats in early 2022.

Taking place over the last weekend in January, these three day immersions will give participants a chance to dedicate time to their printmaking practice. With a choice of Drypoint, Linocut and Mokuhanga, participants will enjoy the opportunity to experiment, play, explore and focus on their chosen technique.

Drypoint Winter Retreat

Saturday 29th January until Monday 31st January 10am - 4pm

Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to present our first three day Winter Printmaking Retreats in early 2022.

Taking place over the last weekend in January, these three day immersions will give participants a chance to dedicate time to their printmaking practice. With a choice of Drypoint, Linocut and Mokuhanga, participants will enjoy the opportunity to experiment, play, explore and focus on their chosen technique.

Linocut Winter Retreat

Saturday 29th January until Monday 31st January 10am - 4pm

Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to present our first three day Winter Printmaking Retreats in early 2022.

Taking place over the last weekend in January, these three day immersions will give participants a chance to dedicate time to their printmaking practice. With a choice of Drypoint, Linocut and Mokuhanga, participants will enjoy the opportunity to experiment, play, explore and focus on their chosen technique.

Print courses starting in February 2022

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Valentine Letterpress Taster

Sunday 6th February 10am - 1pm

Spend half a day exploring letterpress using Wood and Metal type, Iron Hand Presses and Proofing presses.

Valentine Letterpress Taster

Sunday 6th February 2pm - 5pm

Spend half a day exploring letterpress using Wood and Metal type, Iron Hand Presses and Proofing presses.

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 13th February 10am - 4pm

This one day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.

Kamihanga for Kids aged 8-15

Tuesday 15th February 10am - 1pm

This three hour activity introduces you to Kamihanga, a simple relief printmaking technique ideal for kids. Enjoy cutting, pasting and printing your fun designs.

Mini Mono Mania for Printmakers aged 5-12

Wednesday 16th February 10am - 1pm

Come and join us at the workshop for a fun morning session making colourful prints using cut paper shapes and other materials such as feathers and leaves.

In Your Face Screenprint for Printmakers aged 12-17

Thursday 17th February 10am - 1pm

Come and join us for a morning of stencil screenprinting, you will cut paper stencils which can be layered up to create colourful one off screenprints onto paper.

Follow On Print Six Week Tuesday Morning Course

Tuesday 22nd February until Tuesday 29th March 11am - 2pm

This popular follow on course is perfect for those who have completed Introduction to Print or those with previous printmaking experience to develop their skills further.

Introduction to Print Six Week Tuesday Evening Course

Tuesday 22nd February until Tuesday 29th March 6pm - 9pm

New to print? Want to get back into making work? Have you done a course or taster and want to find out more?

Introduction to Print is a fantastic way to explore a variety of printmaking techniques and get a good idea of what suits you.

Twilight Print Club

Wednesday 23rd February until Wednesday 30th March 6pm - 8pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group. Previous printmaking experience is required.

Introduction to Etching

Saturday 26th February 10am - 4pm

This one day course will introduce you to the basic principles of Hard Ground Etching.

Ideal for beginners with no previous experience, you will learn how to transfer and draw your design to your etching plate, to prepare a zinc plate, to etch your plate and print onto paper.

Print courses starting in March 2022

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Wood Engraving Taster

Sunday 6th March 2pm - 5pm

A morning taster course introducing wood engraving. Working on a small scale, you will use specialist tools to engrave a design into an end grain woodblock. Ink up and create your own original prints to produce an edition of beautifully intricate engravings. Explore shades and tones with detailed mark-making.

Wood Engraving Taster

Sunday 6th March 10am - 1pm

A morning taster course introducing wood engraving. Working on a small scale, you will use specialist tools to engrave a design into an end grain woodblock. Ink up and create your own original prints to produce an edition of beautifully intricate engravings. Explore shades and tones with detailed mark-making.

Journey Through Linocut

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 10am - 4pm

This course introduces you to Kevin Holdaway’s practice of creating a reduction linocut. You will learn how to prepare, transfer and print from lino using this relief method an image onto paper. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.

Rainbow Stencil Screenprinting

Saturday 19th March 10am - 4pm

Learn to create rainbow coloured screenprints on paper using hand cut stencils and just three colours; magenta, cyan and yellow.

Mindful Monoprint

Sunday 27th March 10am - 2pm

A chance to experience the beauty and transience of Monoprint – a single, unrepeatable print that exists nowhere else. This taster session focusses very much on the process and through that, the healing power of being present in the moment.

Print courses starting in April 2022

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Introduction to Screen

Sunday 3rd April 10am - 4pm

This one day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.

Mindful Markmaking

Saturday 9th April 10am - 4pm

This one-day course introduces the basic principles of Mindful Markmaking techniques and explores the meditative qualities of repetition, with Leicester Print Workshop artist and tutor Augusta Philippou.

Mini Screen Club for Printmakers aged 13-17

Tuesday 12th April until Thursday 14th April 10am - 1pm

This workshop is a set of three morning sessions for teenagers aged 13 – 17 to learn how to screenprint.

Collagraph Printing

Saturday 16th April until Monday 18th April 10am - 4pm

We are very happy to welcome back Charles Shearer for this three day bank holiday weekend workshop.

Tell a Story for Printmakers aged 5-12

Tuesday 19th April 10am - 1pm

Come and join us for the morning and have fun making a simple story book using our beautiful wooden type. We will be using the letters to make or inspire an image as well as printing short words. Lots of fun and a great start to your child’s bookmaking journey!

Scratch and Poke - Surface Printing for Printmakers aged 5-12

Wednesday 20th April 10am - 1pm

Spend the morning in our beautiful studio learning how to make and print a relief print.

Gelli Belli Good - Colour and Discovery for Printmakers aged 8-15

Thursday 21st April 10am - 1pm

Join us for a fun morning session making prints with layers of colour and pattern! Our wobbly Gelli printing plates are easy to use and you will be able to get creative and make some bright and exciting prints.

Introduction to Photo Litho

Saturday 23rd April 10am - 4pm

Learn how to make a photo-plate lithograph which can express subtle tones using photographs and/or drawings.

Print courses starting in May 2022

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Fluid Markmaking with Screenprinting

Saturday 14th May 10am - 4pm

This one-day course introduces the basic principles of Fluid Markmaking with Screenprinting techniques and explores basic screenprint techniques in an experimental and fluid way, with Leicester Print Workshop artist and tutor Augusta Philippou.

The Ultimate Screenprint Summer School

Tuesday 24th May until Saturday 28th May 10.30am - 4.30pm

This week long Summer School will take you on the ultimate screenprint journey.

The Art of Japan - Paper Dyeing, Books and Scrolls Summer School

Tuesday 24th May until Saturday 28th May 10.30am - 4.30pm

This Summer School is ideal for those artists who enjoy working with paper and creating unique beautiful works using good quality materials under the instruction of an artist who is a current practitioner of the art.

Print courses starting in June 2022

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Lino Block Carving with Monoprint

Saturday 4th June 10am - 4pm

This course combines lino cutting and monoprinting to explore ways to be creative with images.

Plants and Presses

Sunday 5th June 10am - 4pm

Come and join us for a day workshop and make drypoint prints inspired by the plants in our garden.

Intaglio 4 x 4 Evening Course

Thursday 9th June until Thursday 30th June 6pm - 9pm

Over the four weeks, each three hour session introduces you to different intaglio print processes – Drypoint, hard ground Etching, soft ground Etching and Aquatint.

Intaglio 4 x 4 Morning Course

Thursday 9th June until Thursday 30th June 11am - 2pm

Over the four weeks, each three hour session introduces you to different intaglio print processes – Drypoint, hard ground Etching, soft ground Etching and Aquatint.

Impressions: Capturing Nature with Screen

Saturday 11th June 10am - 4pm

This one-day course introduces the basic principles of Impressions: Capturing Nature with Screen techniques and explores basic screenprint techniques created using nature, with Leicester Print Workshop artist and tutor Augusta Philippou.

Introduction to Linocut

Saturday 18th June 10am - 4pm

Introduction to Linocut is a short course for anyone interested in learning the basics of Linocut printmaking. It is ideal for artists of any level of ability who wish to explore Linocut in a supportive environment.

CMYK Screenprinting Weekend

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 10am - 4pm

This weekend course covers the CMYK process for screenprinting, which is often used to reproduce photographic images.

Print courses starting in July 2022

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Introduction to Letterpress

Saturday 2nd July 10am - 4pm

Spend the day being introduced to the beauty of letterpress, using wood and metal type, Iron Hand Presses and Proofing presses.

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 24th July 10am - 4pm

This one day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto paper. This course is ideal for beginners with no previous experience.