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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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Bookness: An experimental journey into the potential of the book format

Monday 30th November until Monday 25th October

Journey through twelve online live sessions with your tutor, enjoying making and demonstrations, guidance on technique and also theory contextualising each months subject matter.

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.

Monotype Self Portraits

Tuesday 27th July until Tuesday 3rd August 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Using the immediate, mobile and expressive qualities of monoprint much beloved by artists from Degas to Tracey Emin. You will explore line, light, form and composition.

Print courses starting in August 2021

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Introduction to Photo Litho

Saturday 14th August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

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

Carborundum onto Aluminium

Sunday 15th August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

Make bold and painterly prints! Carborundum is a fine grit that comes in 3 grades that we will be adhering to the surface of an aluminium plate. This will create a form of collagraph with the grit holding lots of ink.

Screenprinting with Hand Cut Stencils

Saturday 21st August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

This one-day workshop focuses on the colourful technique of screen printing using hand cut stencils.

Introduction to Monoprint

Sunday 22nd August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

A fantastic introduction to the world of CMYK monoprinting. You will explore making a full rainbow of colours using just three inks before finding your own palette of colours to experiment with.

Portraiture in Print

Saturday 28th August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

Portraiture in Print is a short course for anyone interested in exploring or developing their skills in portraiture using Linocut printmaking. You will learn how to use tone and mark making to create the planes of the face and how to add character to your portraits.

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 29th August 10am - 4pm

Coronavirus Update: This course has been rescheduled [as of 5th March].

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 September 2021

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Solar Plate Using the Sun

Saturday 4th September 10am - 5pm

This practical one-day workshop in Solar Plate will introduce participants to a new form of printmaking for artists that is simple, safe, time effective and versatile.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Tuesday 7th September until Tuesday 12th October 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.

Introduction to Print Six Week Morning Course

Tuesday 7th September until Tuesday 12th October 11am - 2pm

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 8th September until Wednesday 13th October 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.

Linocut Taster

Sunday 12th September 10am - 1pm

A great introduction to relief printing, suitable for those with some print experience, or new to the medium.

Linocut Taster

Sunday 12th September 2pm - 5pm

A great introduction to relief printing, suitable for those with some print experience, or new to the medium.

Introduction to Textile Screenprinting

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 10am - 4pm

The perfect introduction to the world of textiles screenprinting.

Zara will teach you how to translate your ideas into a design, preparing them for screen. You will learn to expose your own images onto screen, print on fabric and experiment with layers.

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 26th September 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 October 2021

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Wood Engraving Taster

Sunday 3rd October 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.

Wood Engraving Taster

Sunday 3rd October 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.

Introduction to Collagraph

Saturday 9th October 10am - 4pm

Collagraph is an exciting and experimental technique. You will learn how to construct a printing plate by attaching layers of textured papers, card and other materials to a card base to create a rich and varied printing surface.

Contemplating Textile Design Weekend

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 10am - 4pm

An inspiring weekend looking specifically at producing a 3 or 4 layer screenprinted textiles design.

Tell a Story for Printmakers aged 5-10

Thursday 21st October 10am - 1pm

Come and join us for the morning and have fun making a simple story book using our beautiful wooden type.

Mini Screenprint for Young Printmakers aged 12-16

Thursday 28th October 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.

Print courses starting in November 2021

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Twilight Print Club

Wednesday 3rd November until Wednesday 24th November 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.

Woodblock Weekend

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 10am - 4pm

This course introduces you to woodblock printmaking. Wood has a natural and tactile materiality that gives you a mindful experience as you work with it.

Festive Card Making

Saturday 13th November 10am - 1pm

This fun workshop shows you how to work with very simple materials to make relief print Festive Cards. Kamihanga is a quick, colourful technique that encourages a graphic cut style and fast production.

Festive Card Making

Saturday 13th November 2pm - 5pm

This fun workshop shows you how to work with very simple materials to make relief print Festive Cards. Kamihanga is a quick, colourful technique that encourages a graphic cut style and fast production.

Surface Design Textile Weekend

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November 10am - 4pm

For textiles enthusiasts everywhere!

A weekend to explore and combine colour with surface manipulation to create a variety of fun and textural fabric samples.

Print courses starting in December 2021

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Letterpress with an Adana Press

Sunday 5th December 10am - 4pm

An introduction to printing letterpress on an Adana 8×5 Press. A day course covering all aspects of printing letterpress from case, to paper! Via the backbone of British hobbyist printing – The Adana Press.

Print courses starting in January 2022

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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.

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.

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.