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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.

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Print courses currently running

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Winter Warmer Tech Surgeries for LPW Members

Tuesday 15th January until Saturday 19th January 10am - 4pm

Spend time with a member of the tech team looking at your work and either get hands on to solve technical problems or talk about developing your ideas and direction.

Print courses starting in January 2019

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Collage with Textile Dyes Taster

Saturday 26th January 10am - 1pm

Experiment with disperse dyes to create a beautiful array of textile work using monoprint techniques.

Collage with Textile Dyes Taster

Saturday 26th January 2pm - 5pm

Experiment with disperse dyes to create a beautiful array of textile work using monoprint techniques.

Large Scale Drypoint Day

Sunday 27th January 10am - 4pm

A wonderful opportunity to work at large scale and really challenge yourself with this sensitive and responsive technique.

Print courses starting in February 2019

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Introduction to Textile Screenprinting

Saturday 9th February 10am - 4pm

Learn to expose your own images, print on fabric and experiment with layers.

Letterpress Taster

Sunday 10th February 10am - 1pm

Learn how to set, ink and print type in this morning taster course.

Introduction to Linocut

Saturday 16th February 10am - 4pm

A great introduction to the art of linocutting.

Photo Lithography Day

Sunday 17th February 10am - 4pm

Learn how to make a photoplate lithograph which can express subtle tones using photography and / or drawing.

Arts Award: Discover in a Day

Friday 22nd February 10am - 4pm

Leicester Print Workshop is proud to support Arts Award, inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.

Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 23rd February 10am - 4pm

This one day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting onto paper.

Print Club: Relief

Tuesday 26th February until Tuesday 2nd April 11am - 1pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Print courses starting in March 2019

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Monoprinting on Clay

Saturday 2nd March 10am - 4pm

This workshop will involve layering marks made with coloured slips directly onto clay slabs and using monoprinting techniques.

Offsite Course: Deconstructed Drypoint

Sunday 3rd March 10am - 4pm

Inspired by the architecture and design of the Bauhaus movement, you will learn to use drypoint to create shape, line, form and structure in a composition.

NEW Introduction to Print Six Week Morning Course

Thursday 7th March until Thursday 11th April 10.30am - 1.30pm

A fantastic way to explore a huge variety of printmaking techniques and get a good idea of what suits you.

Etching Day

Saturday 9th March 10am - 4pm

Designed for beginners or those with some experience, this course will introduce you to etching using zinc plates.

Lithography Two Day Course

Saturday 16th March 10am - 4pm

This course is a taster introduction to the basics of stone lithography.

Kamihanga Taster

Sunday 17th March 10am - 1pm

Kami (Japanese word for ‘paper’) Hanga (‘print’) is a simple relief technique, similar to collagraph.

Lithography Two Day Course

Saturday 23rd March 10am - 4pm

This course is a taster introduction to the basics of stone lithography.

The Grid as a Mode of Depiction

Sunday 24th March 10am - 4pm

On this day course you will learn the ways to translate ‘image’ to a letterpress forme and print it using Letterpress borders.

Contemplating Design: Colour and Composition

Saturday 30th March 10am - 4pm

An inspiring day looking specifically at producing a 2 layered screen printed textiles design.

Print courses starting in April 2019

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Lino Block Carving with Monoprint

Saturday 6th April 10am - 4pm

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

Painterly Lino with Caustic Soda

Sunday 7th April 10am - 4pm

New for 2019! Learn an alternative and complementary linocut process. In this course, you can experiment with caustic soda to ‘etch’ into the surface of the plate.

Storing and Preserving Prints

Wednesday 10th April 6pm - 8pm

Our Professional Development courses continues a look at storing and preserving prints.

Paper Folding, Boxes and Packaging Taster

Saturday 13th April 10am - 1pm

The course will introduce the art of paper folding using recycled papers to explore a variety of decorative packaging.

Gum Arabic Transfer Day

Sunday 14th April 10am - 4pm

Gum Arabic transfer is also known as “paper lithography” and uses laser photocopies as a starting point to create prints.

Textile Screen, Heatpress & Dyes Weekend

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 10am - 4pm

A weekend looking at using disperse dyes to explore beautiful, fluid mark making on fabric.

Print Club: Intaglio

Tuesday 23rd April until Tuesday 28th May 11am - 1pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Solar Plate Day

Saturday 27th April 10am - 4pm

A day course introducing this photo-etching process that uses photopolymer plates that are developed in water.

Small Book Forms Day

Sunday 28th April 10am - 4pm

Learn various book formats for your future artist’s book project.

Print courses starting in May 2019

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Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am - 4pm

A weekend spent learning how to transform your hand drawn or photographic images into etched plates.

NEW Intermediate Follow On Print Morning Course

Thursday 9th May until Thursday 13th June 10.30am - 1.30pm

This NEW follow on course is perfect for those who have completed Intro to Print and for those with previous printmaking experience to develop their skills further.

Letterpress Taster

Sunday 12th May 10am - 1pm

A half-day session to give you a taste for letterpress.

OFFSITE COURSE: Stencil Monoprints at Lakeside Arts

Sunday 12th May 10am - 4pm

Using stencil monoprint to create, overlapping colour mixing abstract forms inspired by the Bauhaus exhibition.

Editioning Prints

Wednesday 15th May 6pm - 8pm

Our Professional Development courses continues with this artist led discussion covering many issues around the process of editioning your prints.

Experimental Photo Screenprinting Weekend

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

Develop your screen printing skills and experiment with composition.

Overlay, Turn, Conceal and Reveal

Saturday 25th May 10am - 4pm

An experimental day exploring abstract form, texture and pattern.

Arts Award: Discover in a Day

Friday 31st May 10am - 4pm

Leicester Print Workshop is proud to support Arts Award, inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.

Print courses starting in June 2019

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Screenprint Your Own Bag

Saturday 1st June 10am - 4pm

Learn to make beautiful, unique images and designs by creating your own very finely detailed & cut stencils using waterproof paper.

Experimental Printmaking Taster

Sunday 2nd June 10am - 1pm

During this course you will learn various monotype processes, creating one off, experimental, colourful images.

NEW Introduction To Print Evening Course

Thursday 6th June until Thursday 11th July 6pm - 9pm

A fantastic way to explore a huge variety of printmaking techniques and get a good idea of what suits you.

The Keys To Expression

Saturday 8th June 10am - 1pm

Spend time looking at artists throughout history and the ways they have demonstrated the elements that make their work expressive – colour, contrast, composition and material.

Expression Two Part Course

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 10am - 1pm, 10am - 4pm

We have a limited number of places on this Two Part Expression course, which comprises The Keys To Expression (Saturday 8th June, 10am – 1pm) and Colour and Expression (Sunday 9th June, 10am – 4pm.)

Colour and Expression

Sunday 9th June 10am - 4pm

This course is a great practical introduction to colour theory and terminology.

Print Club: Monoprint

Tuesday 11th June until Tuesday 16th July 11am - 1pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Printing From The Land

Saturday 15th June 10am - 4pm

An opportunity to explore monoprinting and blind embossing with natural forms.

Colours of Mexico

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 10am - 4pm

This weekend course is an amazing opportunity to work across disciplines – using lino to create expressive cut lines and inked areas which then combine with screenprinted backgrounds.

CMYK Weekend

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 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 2019

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The Art of Traditional Dye Making and Paper Marbling

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

This weekend course is an amazing opportunity to learn traditional dye making techniques and the secrets of preparing pigments from their raw state into beautiful marbling inks.

Colour and Collage Day

Sunday 14th July 10am - 4pm

In this day course you will make your own colourful mono-print ‘ephemera’ and paper collage materials to combine and recombine to create wonderful one off prints.

Arts Award: Explore Print in a Week

Monday 15th July until Friday 19th July 10am - 3pm

Leicester Print Workshop is proud to support Arts Award, inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Alternative Techniques in Lithography

Tuesday 23rd July until Saturday 27th July 10.30am - 4.30pm

Learn experimental processes with and without the use of a press over five days in this Summer School.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Large Scale Experimental Collagraphs using Stencils and Monoprint

Tuesday 23rd July until Saturday 27th July 10.30am - 4.30pm

Learn experimental processes with and without the use of a press over five days in this Summer School.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Japanese Paper Dyeing, Bookbinding and Box-making

Tuesday 23rd July until Saturday 27th July 10.30am - 4.30pm

New for our Summer School is an opportunity to learn Japanese book binding and box making.

Mini Print Club

Tuesday 30th July until Thursday 1st August 11am - 2pm

This “Mini Print Club” is a set of three morning sessions for teenagers aged 14 – 16 to learn how to screenprint.

Print courses starting in August 2019

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Collage and Painterly Monoprint using Disperse Dyes

Saturday 3rd August 10am - 4pm

A busy day to explore the many exciting ways that disperse dyes can be used to create bright, colourful prints onto fabrics and acetates.

Wood Engraving Taster

Sunday 4th August 10am - 2pm

A morning taster course introducing wood engraving.

Cutting Edge - The Art of Simplifying Linocuts

Saturday 10th August until Saturday 17th August 10am - 4pm

This new course, running over two consequetive Saturdays, will show you how to produce A4 linocut prints using soft Japanese vinyl.

Screenprinting: Troubleshooting and Tips

Saturday 24th August 10am - 4pm

This course is ideal for those with some screenprinting experience who wish to improve and extend their practice.